Posts Tagged ‘glitter’

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Embossing is Back

 

11038090_10152807533067934_701388854599683936_nWelcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.

Graduation Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Diploma Day Stamp Set, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Cardstock (White Daisy & Cranberry), Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Versamark Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Archival Black Ink, and Silver Shimmer Trim.

I have been itching to use this stamp set since I got it and I absolutely LOVE it!  I also bought a pack of 4×4 envelopes not realizing they weren’t standard size so I combined these two need-to-use-items to create this graduation card.  The embossing works very well with this stamp and why not combine this technique with the Paper Fundamentals (which are embossed cardstock sheets).  I cut two cards in White Daisy (p.53 in the Art Philosophy booklet) then one additional card in the Black Embossed paper and cut this in half (one for each card front).  Red and black are the school colors here so I added a thin strip of red border.  You can use your own school colors or keep it neutral.  My daughter said they are cute and has informed me that I need to make a lot more.  I guess I can say that I will get my moneys worth out of this stamp set!!

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer!

Artbooking Layout Series – Teamwork 2

Teamwork Layout by Wendy Kessler

 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Artbooking Cricut Collection, unknown retired paper packet, Cardstock (Colonial White, Sunset, & Chocolate), and Brown & Tan Glitter Paper.

I just love this layout!  Everything from the overlay to the border and title.  I added other glitter stars throughout the page.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

Use Your Stash Blog Hop: Glitter!

Welcome to this months CTMH Use Your Stash Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on all things GLITTER!  If you are starting here, you will continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Janet McCormick.

Here Comes Trouble Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all CTMH: Bella Paper Packet (retired), Bella My Stickease (retired), Bronze Shimmer Trim, Bronze Glitter Glitz, Pink Glitter Glitz, and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

For my glitter I used some Shimmer Trim and Glitter Glitz Gels.  These products are great to use with any papers and I love to add them to older ones to give them a fresh look and are among my favorites.  The Shimmer Trim has an adhesive back and you can look forward to more colors in the 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  The Glitter Glitz Gels are retiring and will only be available until the end of January 2014 (or while supplies last).  On this layout I used the Glitter Glitz Gel to create my title, outline my diecut, and accent the My Stickease stickers.

Now move on to your next stop, Shirley Ross.

Here is a list of participants:

1. Wendy Kessler
2. Shirley Ross
3. Rachel Ventura
4. Tabbi Fritz
5. Nikki DeWit t – www.nikkidscraftyblog.blogspot.com (no post yet)
6. Judy Garner
7. Theresa Morrow
8. Janet McCormick
9. Joy McHargue

Artbooking Layout Series – Teen 2

Scrapbook Day Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Artbooking Cricut Collection, unknown retired paper, Barn Red Cardstock, Dimensional Elements Awards, Cocoa ink, Sponge, and Bronze Shimmer Trim.

For the past couple years, my family has gotten together (usually on the 4th of July) for a Family/Scrapbooking weekend.  It is so much fun!

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

Artbooking Layout Series – Freedom 2

Celebrate Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Artbooking Cricut Collection, CTMH Dotty For You Paper (retired), CTMH Cardstock (White Daisy & Cotton Candy), CTMH Black & Grey Glitter Paper, foam dots, Tattered Angels Trunk Bay Glitter Mist.

Glitter Mist was the perfect solution to toning down the brightness of the white cardstock and blended it better with the layout.  I am not much for journaling but this was a time that I didn’t want to forget.  Sometimes I will just write on the back of a layout but this one I used the space around the photo mats.

TIP: The stars on the photo mats (attached with pop-dots) are the inside shape from the starburst on the top of the page.  Since the inside star cut first I set the starburst to cut on the Cricut and then used the stop button when the inside star was done and repeated this until I had a bunch of the small stars to use for the rest of my layout.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!