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Flourishes~ A Gift for You Blog Hop

 

If you’ve been searching for a perfect set that could give class and elegance to your Christmas gift packaging, search no more! Today, Flourishes is sneak peaking a brand new set called, A Gift for You, and some of the Spellbinders™ team is joining them in the fun!

This set was designed not only to coordinate with some of Flourishes best-selling Christmas stamp sets but with more than a handful of Spellbinders Die Templates! A Gift For You – drawn by the ever-so-talented Marcella Hawley – offers 8 different tag styles and 8 different mini sentiments to fit inside! To make sure your tags come out with a regal style and design, this set coordinates with Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Labels Fifteen, Labels Sixteen, as well as some of the new Decorative Nestabilities®  designs like Lacey, Eyelet and Beaded Circles and Lacey or Eyelet Squares! The customizable options are endless. Would you like to win this set? Simply leave a comment on Flourishes’ Blog!  Flourishes will draw a winner and announce this coming Saturday, Ocotober  16, in their Winner’s Circle on their blog!

If a peek didn’t whet your appetite enough, head on over to see what some of the Spellbinders and Flourishes designers whipped up today. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Ashley Cannon Newell
AJ Otto
Beth Pingry (you are here!)
Deborah Young
Gina Hanson
Holly Simoni
Margie Higuchi
Judy Hayes
Julie Overby
Kazan Clark
Latisha Yoast
Mona Pendleton

I loved the holly wreath in this set, and wanted to hang it on my door:

I am thrilled to remove the project picture and replace it with this:

 

I created a 6-panel door using S4-142 Long Classic Rectangle LG #2 (the smallest is #1) to make four of the panels, and S4-128 Classic Squares SM #3 for the top pieces.  I inked the edges and embossed lines with Distress Antique Linen ink, and adhered the panels with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, to give them more dimension. The door knob is a glitter brad from Creative Impressions, and it’s on the smallest die cut from S4- 283 2010 Heirloom Ornaments. All paper is from Worldwin.

The inside has “Merry Christmas” stamped on S5-025 Labels Seventeen, and layered onto S4-301 Labels Sixteen.

 

Taking a closer look at the wreath, you can see that it has three layers.  I stamped it three times and colored them with Copic atyou Spica pens, using Lipstick for the berries and Olive and Melon for the holly leaves.  I hand cut and layered with 3D Foam Squares.

Pictures just don’t capture the glittery delight of the pens, but belive me, its there! 

Thanks for looking!  Enjoy the blog hop and don’t forget to enter to win on the Flouishes Blog!

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Beth

Faux Stained Glass Window

I teased about another idea with the Flourishes stamp set, and here it is.  I don’t think of myself as a stamper so much as a paper crafter, so my brain goes beyond the stamp and  color it in phase.  I went in the ‘what kind of color would mimic stained glass’ and took it from there.  I posted the full instructions on the Spellbinders™ Blog

Start with ink and photo paper.

Add colors of ink, one at a time, starting light and going darker:

Create as many as you need:

Stamp the image:

Use SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™’s Adhesive Sheets to apply adhesive to the colored panels, this will turn them into stickers so we don’t have to worry about tiny scraps of paper and adhesive.

Stamp image again onto white cardstock, and heat emboss:

With scissors, start to hand cut the individual images from the colored papers.  Cut inside the lines, adhere so the embossed lines are visible.

Keep cutting!  I cut the blue pieces from several images to vary the color, to closer resemble stained glass.  Cut then put in place, otherwise its a very difficult puzzle to put together.  Trust me!

Next, make the card.  I cut an opening in the card front with Labels Eleven #5, the fifth largest die tempate.  

Then I made a frame to go on the front and a mat for the image, all in the same pass through the Wizard. (Gotta love those Nestabilities®!)

Add a sentiment in a Double Ended Tag:

And another Labels Eleven as a blue mat for the inside:

 Sure the blue parts were tedious, and to make this easier I suggest using patterned paper and/or a less intricate stamp. 

Here is my supply list: Spellbinders Wizard, S4-246 Labels Eleven; S3-149 Double Ended Tags; Flourishes, Beauty Within Stamps; Clearsnap, ColorBox Black, Blue Queue, Green Queue Pigment Inks, Pink Queue Fluid Chalk Inks; Sparkle N Sprinkle, Ebony Spark Embossing Powder; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L, Adhesives Sheets, E-Z Runner; Creative Impressions, Blue Brads; Worldwin, Black, Light Belguim Blue Cardstock, Aspire Silver Ore Linen Cover; Photo paper

Have a great day!

Beth

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Flourishes Blog Hop

I am thrilled to be participating in the Flourishes Blog Hop!!

What do you get when you mix the beauty of stained glass images with the fabulous shapes of Spellbinders™ Nestabilities®? A fabulous new set from Flourishes called Beauty Within. This stamp set was designed to take the guess work out of cutting and trimming an elegant shape. With the help of S4-246 Labels Eleven and S4-248 Labels Thirteen, you can color to your heart’s content and then trim your image perfectly with these beautiful die templates. This set, designed by artist Becky Fleck, will be released first thing Friday morning! Would you like to win this set? Simply leave a comment on the Flourishes Blog and you’ll be in the running! Winners will be announced Saturday at 12 PM CST on the Flourishes Blog. 

Be sure to visit all the talented artist’s blogs!

Beth Pingry (here!)
Heidi Blankenship
Holly Simoni
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Margie Higuchi
Stacy Morgan

I decided to make a pendant with shrink plastic.

Stamp the rose image onto clear shrink plastic with black solvent ink.  Flip it over and color with Copics onto the other side so the markers don’t get contaminated with the ink.

Marker colors will be more intense when the piece is shrunken. (Hint: the markers don’t blend as well on a porous surface, so I colored each section with only one marker, after much experimentation.)

Align the S4-246 Labels Eleven #5 (the smallest is #1) onto the shrink plastic colored image.  Tape in place.  Cut in Spellbinders Wizard™.  I fed the sandwich twice to make sure it cut through the plastic.  Use a hole punch to make a hole if desired.  Shrink according to plastic manufacturer’s instructions.

This picture shows the end result, it shrunk from approximately 2.5 x 3.5″ to 1 x 1.5″.

The necklace is assembled by stringing plastic pearls along a sheer ribbon.  Attach a clasp at the end.  Place a jump ring on the pendant and attach to the ribbon between two pearls.

For the box, cut/emboss Labels Eleven #5 from blue cardstock.  Leave the paper inside the die template and airbrush a blue marker over the edge of the die template.  Cut/emboss white cardstock with Labels Eleven #4. Airbrush with a pink marker.  Stamp  “Beauty Lies Within” sentiment onto the pink Label. 

For the Rose, stamp the single Rose image twice with dye ink.  Color one image in simply, no blending necessary.  On the second, color and blend inks as desired.  Hand trim with scissors. Layer the “finished” Rose on top of the basic Rose image, and adhere with 3D Foam Squares.  Layer the Labels onto a box (I recycled one from a previous gift), wrap the box with ribbon and tie a bow.

I used the following supplies:

Spellbinders:  Wizard, S4-246 Labels Eleven die template
Flourishes: Beauty Within Stamp Set
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™: 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner®
Copic: R20, R22, R24, B21, B23, B24, G21, G24, G28
Tsukineko Jet Black Stazon® Solvent Ink, Tuxedo Black Momento™ Dye Ink
Shrink Plastic: Lucky Squirrel Clear
Cardstock: Worldwin Colormates Light Belgium Blue, White
Ribbon: Offray Sheerly Yours
Pearls: Bead Design Co.
Clasp: Metal Gallery

Thank you for visiting! Please leave me a comment, then go to the Flourishes Blog to comment for a chance to win.

I am working on another project with the same stamp set, but a completely different technique! I hope you’ll bookmark me or subscribe to see more!

Beth