Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Simply Pressed Clay Earrings

I visited Jacki Topa's blog the other day and she had many great ideas and tip using the new Simply Pressed Clay and Blossom's Simply Pressed Clay Mold. She had a video on the different ways to color the clay. I tried all her ideas and they work beautifully. Jackie made a bracelet out of silver emboss powder. Jackie's blog here  That started me thinking...
I took it one step further and made earrings out of the Blossom Mold with the Simply Pressed Clay.
I'll work backward and show you how I decided to use this particular method of coloring and finishing the blossoms for my earrings.

Jackie suggested that brads could be inserted in the clay before it dried. I love this and have used her idea on many flowers.

I added color using the Sponge Dauber and Stampin' Pad.

 Color was applied using a Blender Pen and ink from the Stampin' Pad.

 I used Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter and Ink from the
Stampin' Pad.

Color was applied from Stampin' Write Marker.
This give the most vivid color.

I wanted yet another look, so I used the flowers I had colored with the Sponge Dauber and toned it down with a Blender Pen to achieve the look I wanted.

 The finished earrings are colored using the new Strawberry Slush In Color. After the clay was dry and before I inserted the earring part, I spread Liquid Crystal Effects on both sides an let dry. I was able to insert the post from the earring into the clay and then add another coat of Liquid Crystal Effects. Don't you love them? I do...they are so light that you won't know you have earrings on.These are so much fun to make. I bought my earring part ( for the lack of a better word) from the local craft store. They are inexpensive and come in a package for several pairs of earrings. The possibilities are endless!
 What great gifts! These would be a big hit at your craft shows this fall.
Hope you give these a try.
Happy Stampin'
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Joyful Christmas

I'm back today with Joyful Christmas card from the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!  As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I had to buy it. I love Poinsettias. This set is so versatile. Red being my favorite, my first card had to be from the Red family. I chose Cherry Cobbler with Whisper White, Gumball Green card stock.

 For this card I used Versa Mark and Gold Emboss powder to make the Poinsettia pop. I layered it on Cherry Clobber, Whisper White and Gumball Green card stock and finished the card off by adding a Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon.

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Thank you for visiting...come back soon, I'll have more cards soon.
Happy Stampin!
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Label and Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Good morning! Today I have exciting new products from Stampin' up! The Label and Circle Card Thinlits Dies. Below are cards I've made using the Circle Thinlit Die and retired Designer Series Papers.
I absolutely love how these cards turned out. They actually flip so you can see what is on the other side of the circle when you open the card. There are many ways to decorate the card. On my Christmas card below, I used the Circle Thinlit Die, Festive Flurry Clear Stamp Set, Festive Flurry  Framelits, and Stampin' Up! new Winter Festive Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper and Coastal Cabana card stock which is one of the new In Colors. I love all the new In Colors but Coastal Cabana is my favorite!
 The circle on the card is a little bit bigger than the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch so there is a nice frame of the card stock for the punched circles. On the right side of the card I added Designer Series card stock that matches the Designer Series Paper on the outer circle. On the inside I used Whisper White card stock and stamped my greeting in Night Of Navy Ink. To add some more sparkle, I applied Rhinestones to the card.

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I hope you enjoyed the new Thinlits Die and cards. Thanks for visiting! 
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