Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Glitter ornaments with video

Recently I learned how to make glitter ornaments. Here is how I made them.

Step 1:
Remove the cover of the ornament (the metal part), just be careful to not break the ornament.
Step 2:
drop several drops of classic ink refill, I used riding hood red and so saffron. Move the ornament so the ink spreads in the inside, and all spots are covered.
Step 3:
you may want to use gloves for this step. Using a funnel pour glitter inside, I used red and copper. Cover the opening and shake it up. Pour the glitter from the inside into a container to reuse it or in a coffee filter.
Let it dry and after couple hrs put back the metal parts and Voila :)
The video below shows how to make these ornaments and incorporates stamping on the ornaments as well.
The video was made by Melanie Crafts.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thank you notes

Both my mother and mother-in-law were sticklers for writing thank you notes after receiving a gift. A phone call wasn't enough (although you had to do that as well). So, with Christmas looming, I decided to make some Thank You notes. The design of these scallop notes was inspired by Andrea Walford. There are 3 notes with envelopes in a package, all three being held together with a topper, brad and ribbon. I used the same colours as Andrea, but the flowers on the front were cut with my Cricuit as I did not have any fusion flowers. The rhinstone brads were non Stampin' Up as well. Because the cards were 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches I had to make my own envelopes.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More copic marker cards.

The above is a polar bear trifold card, showing both the outside and the inside.

Copic Markers

Last night I learned how to use copic markers,(alcohol based markers) and I had a lot of fun - not that I'm going to switch from my Stampin' Up markers - the price tag is too rich!!! Almost $6.00 per pen and there are over 200 colours. The colours are beautiful, and rich, and the pens can be used directly on paper, are refillable, and the nibs can be changed. I had trouble with the shading, but after practicing I think I'm getting it.
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