Gelatos and Heat Embossing on Canvas to create framed art VIDEO

Hi there! Today I am guesting over on the Faber Castell® Design Memory Craft® blog! I created this framed art using canvas, gelatos and an awesome background stamp! Be sure to head over here to see all the details and step out instructions! Thank you so much for having me Design Memory Craft®!

I enjoyed making this because I made this specifically for my daughter’s room. I chose colors that worked with her color scheme. I have never heat embossed or used gelatos on canvas before, so I lost my mind deciding to film it!  But, I think it worked out well, with the exception of the one teeny tiny mistake I made, which of course I kept in the video for your amusement!! As I watched it back, I couldn’t help but laugh at myself and give me the forehead slap, hahahah!  I hope this is something my daughter will love, when she is old enough to not just want to throw it, lol!!!!!

I’ve also got a video to share which shows you the process! You can CLICK HERE to watch it!!!

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As always, I list the supplies below! Affiliate links are used, but that is at ZERO cost to you. It just let’s them know you came from my blog and I get a small % of the sales that helps me run my blog and purchase supplies to use in future projects/videos…. (EH: Ellen Hutson, SSS: Simon Says Stamp, AZ: Amazon, BM: Blue Moon Scrapbooking).

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Collab with Catherine Pooler: Iron Off watercolored Peonies video

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Today I am here  with an exciting collaboration!!!! I am collabing with THE CATHERINE POOLER! I know, right???? ACK!  She is amazing and sweet and I just heart her!! We’ve teamed up today to show off this gorgeous Peony Cling Garden Backgroud stamp from The Ton! If you aren’t familiar with The Ton, they have an amazing line of stamps inspired by couture fashion and modern decor! They just launched in January of this year so I know there are many other things on their horizons and I can’t wait to see it all! For my card today, I decided to incorporate some watercoloring with the iron off embossing technique. That’s the only way any iron gets use in this house, lol! Nope, I don’t iron the clothes but I iron the card! My husband doesn’t find that as funny! Where is his humor I ask you, lol!

I inked up the Peony Background with some Versamark ink and then heat set it with clear embossing powder.  I started by using one of the Color Bloom sprays, as you will see in the video, but ended up changing my mind and pulling out my lovely Kuretake Gansai watercolors. These watercolors are fantastic! They are rich and creamy and pigmented and come in 3 different sizes…  12, 24 and 36 (all linked below in case you were interested in checking them out). After the peonies were watercolored, I took to my trusty iron (a cheapie I got off of Amazon) and ironed off the embossing powder to remove that shine.. Now it looks like I hand painted these peonies!

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I die cut the background with two of the frames from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die set and adhered them down to the card base, with the center piece popped up with some foam dimension.  Lastly, I grabbed some of the Ellen Hutson 43lb vellum and stamped a sentiment from the It’s Cray Cray stamp set by the Ton in Versamark and heat set in gold embossing powder. I adhered the vellum on with multi-matte medium glue because it is a strong adhesive and dries completely CLEAR!

How about I just show you how I made this baby! You can watch  over on my youtube channel in HD! Just click HERE!

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As always, I list the supplies below! Affiliate links are used, but that is at ZERO cost to you. It just let’s them know you came from my blog and I get a small % of the sales that helps me run my blog and purchase supplies to use in future projects/videos…. (EH: Ellen Hutson, SSS: Simon Says Stamp, AZ: Amazon, BM: Blue Moon Scrapbooking).

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Hi: Stacked Die Cutting, Gelatos and Glass Glitter Bead Gel Video

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HI! As my card says, lol!!!!! I’m here today with a bright and colorful card that features some stacked die cutting, Gelatos®, some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and a rainbow inspired by an Inspiration Lesson over at Stamp Nation called Watercolor Waterfall! All the exact supplies I used are linked at the end of this post..

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I love this die! It’s big and bold and just fantastic! I have nothing like it in my collection! Pairing the die with my lovely Gelatos® and the Glass Glitter Bead Gel™ took it to an entirely different level! It has a grainy texture! You apply the Glitter Gel the same way as you would frost a cake, and when it dries, WOWZA!  And see how stacking up you dies really draws in the eye?

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I’ve got a video for you today that showcases how I made this! I hope you enjoy it. You can watch it here on my blog or over on my youtube channel in HD! And if you don’t already, I would love it if you subscribed to my channel!!!

As always, I have listed the supplies I used in today’s project below! Affiliate links are used, but that is at ZERO cost to you. It just let’s them know you came from my blog and I get a small % of the sales that helps me run my blog and purchase supplies to use in future projects/videos…. (EH: Ellen Hutson, SSS:  Simon Says Stamp, AZ: Amazon, BM: Blue Moon Scrapbooking).

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PinSights Challenge: Inspirational Board

OH YES!!! The current Pin Sights Challenge from Ellen Hutson is currently underway and I am so loving this board! The bright colors, the patterns….  I took inspiration from the circle shapes and the bright colors and the gold! I did some stamping, heat embossing and watercoloring on a the base panel and then softened it up a bit with this awesome heavy duty 43lb vellum from Ellen Hutson. That is some amaze balls vellum, I kid you not! Most durable vellum on the market.

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And here is the June PinSights Challenge Inspiration photo (click the photo to be taken to the image source). I do hope that you all will play along! You’ve got until Tuesday night! And what else do you have to do this weekend???? LOL! I type this in the dark as I sit in my daughter’s room. She attempted to wake up at 5AM this morning. Uh, no!! So I got some blogging down while I sit in here making her going back to sleep! Do I get an “A” for multi tasking or what??? Have an awesome day!!!

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Stamping with water and fireworks video

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Hey there! Here today with a super quick post/video showing you how I created this card by stamping with water! Yup, water….. They key to this technique is distress inks and in this case, I used one of the Distress Ink Custom Blend DIY ink pads that I created in this video! See those fireworks???? OOOH! So pretty! It’s the Pyrotechnics stamp set from The Ton! It just sold out last night, but I’ve been assured they already have their restock order in so you can expect it back by the end of this month… I knew that baby was gonna sell out fast so I got my hands on that one STAT.

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To stamp the background, I simply sprayed the stamp with water and stamped! Yup, it’s just that simple. Remember, for this technique to work well, use distress inks! :) A few of the images I re-stamped with one of the distress ink colors used on the background to create a cool shadow. Added a few flicks of perfect pearls and some gold texture spray and done! But enough gabbing. It’s video time!

You can watch the video here on my blog but even better, over on my youtube channel in HD and with more video links!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)

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Colors Bursts with Embossing Powder Quick Tip Video

Howdy ho. It’s been what, a few days since I’ve talked about the Color Bursts, lol??? I’m back today to share a super quick tip video (and when I mean quick, I mean all of 3 minutes) and show you how you can use your color bursts with embossing paste! See the box? See all the detail on the box? (It’s this die by Neat and Tangled by the way).

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The box was made from a die cut and this background panel created with the color bursts and embossing paste. And I have lots panel left over to make other projects with! SCORE!

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Unfortunately, I didn’t get the card making portion of the project on video, I thought it was recording but it wasn’t, SOB!!!! But, I did get the technique of using the bursts and pastes on there so I thought I would share that with you all. You can watch it right here or over on my youtube channel in HD!

And here is a final close up of the card!

  1. I dry embossed the card panel with this awesome embossing folder
  2. Added some critters from the newly released Party Animals stamp set and coordinating die set from Lawn Fawn to the inside of the box so it appears as if they are popping up out of the box with presents and balloons! SURPRISE!!!!! Some of the critters are adhered flat and others are popped up with some foam dimension….. Those critters were watercolored previously. I had a day and just watercolored the heck out of all kinds of images and stored them in a bowl on my desk, lol!
  3. A little bit of twine and flicks of watercolor to finish it off. How stinkin’ cool is the texture on that box! Yup, love!

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In The Mood Online Class Release BLOG HOP with Video

Hello everyone! I’m here today to let you in on a little secret!!!!!  The online card class by Creativity Grows Here (Catherine Pooler’s Online Card Classes) that is sure to get you IN THE MOOD is open for registration today, hence the name IN THE MOOD!!!!!  Through mood board inspiration, the designers teach class participants many different ways that you can draw inspiration from the world around you. To celebrate the release of In the Mood, we have created a special In the Mood blog hop with a very special mood board just for you all so you can see what this class is all about. Each of the designers, and some of our friends have created a card based on this mood board. For all the details, be sure to head to Catherine Pooler’s blog! You should have hopped to me by way of the sweet ISHA!

There are 10 FREE class registrations hidden along the hop, so make sure you leave comments along the way.  The more comments you make, the greater your chances are of winning!  You have until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, June 21st to leave a comment to be entered to win! Winners will be announced at on Monday on Catherine’s Blog !  Oh, and if you sign up by June 24th to get access to a BONUS mood board and two extra video tutorials. Just sayin!

Here is the card I made:

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Inspired by this very special mood board created just for you all

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Can you see the inspiration I took from the photo? The colors for one. Simply GORGEOUS! And I totally want those earrings! I had the perfect stamp for this. The stacked teacup stamp which is perfect from the stack of teacups in the inspiration photo! I kept the card sentiment free so I can use it whenever I need it. I can easily stamp a sentiment on the inside that suits my need! :)

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I’ve also got a video for this card… Just a little some extra special for the hop… I hope this hop has inspired you and got you IN THE MOOD! Be sure to head HERE to sign up!!!! You won’t regret it! Personally, I was drawn in to every single mood board in this class. And I’ve seen all the projects and videos made by the incredibly talented designers. WOAH!  This is one of the best classes that I have ever seen.  It’s not geared towards a certain technique. It’s open ended for YOU!  So the sky is limit on what you can do with it!!! You can watch the video right here or over on my youtube channel in HD!

Thanks for hopping with us!!!!!! Last up on the hop is Ally! Head on over and check it out!!

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Shoes Galore: Coloring on dark cardstock with Video

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Oh! Look at all these fashionable shoes!!! I wish I had a shoe closet like this. Actually, before kids, I did! Now I tend to wear my yoga flip flops everywhere…. But at least I get cute ones, lol!!!!  I still have some really cute pumps, but I confess. They have layers of dust all over them, lol!!!!!!!!!

All me to introduce you to a new line of stamps I just recently discovered. It’s a couture line of clear stamps, so a little more upscale then what you might be used to…. Meet The Ton Stamps. They have a wonderful line of fashionable and modern stamp designs! But not just stamps. Sequins and Confetti too! And I am loving their couture sequins mixes! You’ll be seeing me use more of their designs on my blog in the future!

For today’s card, I thought I would show you how you can easily add pops of color to a dark card base with some heat embossing and colored pencils…..

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I’ve also have a video to go along with this card! You can watch it right here or over on my youtube channel in HD! :)

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