Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Painting with Perfect Pearls

Hi all, well I picked up the new Confections Kit and one of the Penny Black stamps and thought that this would be a good time to show you what you can do with the Perfect Pearls. They do work the best on dark cardstock, but I will give you a tip on how to do it on the lighter cardstock at the end of my post. So onto today's tutorial....................

Step 1- Using your Embossing Magic or Perfect Printing Pouch, rub this all over your cardstock, this way the Perfect Pearls will only stick to the Perfect Medium and not your fingerprints!!! Now you can stamp your image with the Perfect Medium onto your cardstock.

Step 2- Apply the Sour Apple Perfect Pearl with the small brush included in the kit. A little goes a long way, so just pick up a little bit on the tip of your brush and then I just paint it on, trying not to get it where I don't want it. Now, before you apply your next colour make sure you wipe off your brush. Since the Perfect Medium stays wet for a long time you don't have to worry, you have lots of time to apply all of your colours.

Step 3- Now, apply the Grape Fizz Perfect Pearl with the small brush. Again make sure to clean your brush off.

Step 4- Next apply the Pink Gumball Perfect Pearl and wipe off your brush. And finally apply the Blue Raspberry Perfect Pearls.

Step 5- Take the big fluffy brush that's included in the kit and use it in a swirling motion to get all of the perfect pearls embedded into the perfect medium. Once this is done, you have a completed image!!! You will notice that the Perfect Pearls only stick to the Perfect Medium, creating a beautiful painted image.

I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial on using the Perfect Pearls Kit.......there's so much you can do with them. You can actually use them as paints if you want. Just add a tiny bit of the pearls and a touch of water on a plastic palette and it will create a paint to paint with.

Here's another one that I did with the Cafe Set......................I just applied the colours all over. Scroll down to see the cards I made and how to use it with light cardstock.

So here's my finished card done with the Perfect Pearl Confections Kit...............................
Products Used
Cardstock: Purple, Black & Prima Sweet Fairy 6"x6" Paper Pad
Dies: Spellbinders Grommet Tags & Spellbinders Flying Beauties

I sprayed over top of the Perfect Pearls with the Goosebumps spray to give it some texture and I also did the butterflies and the sentiment in the Perfect Pearls. I added some black rhinestones and the black twine and did some layering, that's pretty much it for this card.

So here's the other card that I did...........
Products Used
Cardstock: Black & Bronze Shimmer
Misc.: Perfect Pearls Cafe Kit, Perfect Pearls Mists- Turquoise & Heirloom Gold & Misc. Prima Flowers & Crystals

I also did the sentiment and border in the Perfect Pearls and cut them out using the die, then I trimmed the Perfect Pearls piece and layered it. I added a strip of black with a piece of the perfect pearls that I had trimmed off.  I sprayed the flowers with the Perfect Pearls Mists and added the crystals to the centers. So that's pretty much it for this card. If you haven't tried the Perfect Pearls Kits yet, you really should........I always have so much fun playing with these!!!

Well I did say I would tell you how to use your light cardstock with them.......since they don't show up well on the light cst, you can stamp with black ink, then using a stamp positioner, stamp over top of the image again using the perfect medium. This will give you a nice dark base for your perfect pearls and they will show up better. Well, I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial and my cards, have a great week...........so until next time..........

So head on over to the Scrapbooker's Paradise Online store and do some shopping!!!
Receive FREE SHIPPINGon all online orders over $50 shipped before April 30th, 2011
Order total calculate before GST. Offer valid only within the ten Canadian provinces. Orders destined for Labrador, Nunavut, Yukon, NWT, United States and abroad will be charged the actual shipping amount

Monday, April 18, 2011

Black & White Mosaic Wedding Card

Hi all, so our theme today is wedding and I decided to do.......a wedding card!!! I had bought some of the new Harmonie Mosaic Tiles and have been wanting to use them, so I thought that I would show you how you can use these cute tiles on a card. I hope that you all will give them a try, as they have so many things you can do with them. I will give you a couple of ideas, after my post. So onto today's card......................

Here's the front of the card.......................................

This is the inside...........................yes I actually did the inside of the card this time..........you will see why shortly :)

And this is how it looks when you stand it up...........

Products Used:
Cardstock: Black & Kaiser Craft 6"x6" Paper Pad-After Five
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms-Wedding Set
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 17 & Rose Creations
Misc.: Harmonie Mini Mosaic Tiles- Black & White, Prima Say It In Crystals-Swirls Black, Misc. Rhinestone Brads & Misc. Ribbon & Crochet Velvet Trim

So I did say I would tell you a couple of ways to use the tiles..........of course you can use them like I did :), but you can also use them as a border on your card. Also, if you want to, you can leave a small space between the tiles and use the Harmonie Cement it comes in Chocolate or White. To do this you would attach your tiles using double sided adhesive but leave a space between your tiles, then you would mix up the cement according to the directions on the bottle and apply it with a spatula, making sure to push it into the cracks. Now, remove as much of the cement as you can from the top of your tiles. Then once it's dry, wipe it with a damp cloth to remove the rest of the cement that's on the top of your tiles. Basically the same idea as if you were tiling your kitchen or bathroom. So, you can create many designs using the tiles and they come in two sizes. Don't forget you can also colour these tiles with your copics to create the colour that you want. I hope you will try them.......just think of all the different patterns you could create with them by using different colours and sizes. 

For my card, I just layered some of the after five patterned papers and I also used the after five paper for my flowers, which are all cut out using the Rose Creations die. This is one of the new Spellbinders and I love this die, it has 6 flower sizes and 3 leaves, so you can make lots of layered flowers. Well I hope you enjoyed my card and how to use the tiles...........so until next time............................

Head on over to Scrapbooker's Paradise Online Store and pick up some of those tiles and cement!!! Also don't forget that we have.............

Receive FREE SHIPPINGon all online orders over $50 shipped before April 30th, 2011

Order total calculate before GST. Offer valid only within the ten Canadian provinces. Orders destined for Labrador, Nunavut, Yukon, NWT, United States and abroad will be charged the actual shipping amount

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Feature Product Post and a Giveaway!!!

Hi all it's that time again and our Featured Product is.............FLOWER SOFT!!!! So scroll down and see how you can win it..............sorry but today's post is going to be a quick one, I have just been really busy lately....but I will give you a little bit of how I made this card at the end of the post, but it won't be a step by step this time..........so onto today's post........I hope you enjoy my Birday Card...........

Products Used
Stamps: Stampendous Cling Bird Day

So this is how I used the Flower Soft.....I applied the scor-tape to the cardstock and then die cut it. For the branch I used the brown and a little bit of the black Flower Soft on the adhesive side, making sure to pat the flower soft into the adhesive. Now, for the bird....I used my exacto knife and just cut into the top layer of the backing on the scor-tape to expose the feet and beak of the bird, then I applied the Ultra Fine Black to them. Then I did the same to create a belly for the bird then applied the baby blue, finishing off with the bright blue for the rest of the bird. I love how it looks, the bird is just sooo cute! You will find if you use the scor-tape that some areas won't fill in, just make sure that you pat it down and add more Flower Soft. So for the Fleur De Lis Frame I did the same with the Scor-Tape and the cardstock, except after I applied the nut brown, I added glitter over top........it shows up really well in person, but not so much in the picture. Well that's pretty much it for this card......the rest is just putting it together. I hope you all get your flower soft out and start playing!!!! So until next time..................

Now go and check out what Laura did with the Flower Soft!!! I'm sure you will love it!!!

So now if you would like to win a jar of Flower Soft, head back on over to the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog and leave a comment on the Featured Product Post!!!

If you would like to do some shopping, check out the Scrapbooker's Paradise Online Store and pick up some of the Flower Soft it's on sale from April 16th-30th for $7.99, regular price is $9.99 just quote FIFS in the comments section of your order.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Tattered Hello

Hi all......so we having been having some nice weather here lately, but we have had a little bit if snow, the good thing is at least it's melting  :)..........I definitely can't wait till all this snow is gone!!! Anyways, on to today's post.........we have in some really awesome Modeling Film from Stamper's Anonymous(Art Gone Wild), it comes in white, black, transparent and a multi pack. The fun thing about it is you can stamp on it, use alcohol inks or copic and then you can form it, ruffle it and if you don't like what you get, you just re-heat it and start all over again. You really need to try this stuff!!! Anyways on to today's post...............

Here's my card...................... 
Products Used
Inks: Ranger Alcohol Inks: Copper(Metalic Mixatives), Stonewashed(Miners Lantern) & Caramel(Cabin Cupboard), Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Spiced Marmalade, Tim Holtz Distress Stain-Walnut Stain & StazOn-Timber Brown

So, did I say that I really really love the new modeling film??? :) So here's a little bit on how I made my card........I used the tattered florals die on the modeling film and the mabel paper. Then I used the alcohol ink on the modeling film flowers. Now turn your flowers over and stamp with the StazOn and the stamp from Butterfly Garden set. If you are stamping with StazOn and using anything that is alcohol based, you want to make sure you don't do both on the same side as they will react with one another. Then I heated and shaped the flowers and put them together with some old brads that I have had for years. After that, I die cut the flourishes and inked them with the distress ink and then applied the embossing powder. I used my cream coloured seam binding ribbon and applied the walnut distress stain to it, crumpled it up and then dried it using my heat tool. Then used the Parisian Accents die on the Mabel paper and adhered it to the Aqua CST and trimed. Stamped and punched out the sentiment, then put it all together, that's basically it!

Here's a close up of my flowers................
it's so hard to see everything in the pic......but I hope you will all try it!!! Have a great week, so until next time...........

Also, there's tons of new products in........so check them out at the Scrapbooker's Paradise Online Store and right now you can have.............
on all online orders over $25 between March 31st and April 7th 2011
Quote "SOMEBUNNY" in the comments section of your
online order to receive your savings.
Order total calculate before GST. Offer valid only within the ten Canadian provinces. Orders destined for Labrador, Nunavut, Yukon, NWT, United States and abroad will be charged the actual shipping amount.