Wedding Bells

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. I made two cards using Authentique’s “Always” collection, which has beautiful papers and images for wedding projects. First up, is a wedding card I made using the Authentique papers (Always Two and Four), layered with some vintage papers to give this card a vintage, classic feel. I used an image from the collection (Always Seven) as the focal point, and added ribbon, tulle, stitching, and a flower.

Let’s take a closer look at those layers. Vintage sheet music, dress pattern tissue, and wallpaper give an aged look.

So, I promised two ways, right? Well, here is another card I made, using the same collection, with a completely different look.

This card uses papers from the same collection (Three and Four) that I pair...

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Stars and Stripes

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Craft Scrapper – a fun little canvas project I made for the upcoming July 4th holiday.Growing up, July 4th was one of my favorite holidays because we’d get together with family, eat too much, and then watch the fireworks. I still enjoy the festivities and the celebration of America.

For this project, I started with a linen covered canvas to which I applied a background of stars using a stencil and modeling paste. Once the paste dried, I added clear Wink of Stella to most of them, and platinum Stickles to a few.

I made paper rosettes from the new Authentique United collection. A Tim Holtz paper doll, mirrored star, cabinet card frame, and mini numeral embellish it...

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Follow Your Heart

I’m sharing another design team project that I created for The Crafty Scrapper. I had so much creative fun playing with these new Tim Holtz products. This project started out as a plain burlap canvas. I used a Tim Holtz “Floral” Stencil to apply modeling paste to the canvas. Once the paste was dry, I colored it using Distress Markers. Before the ink dried, I used a baby wipe to blend the color. This helped to soften the hue, but also gives a watercolor effect.

Now that my background was done, I could start embellishing. I used one of the new Paper Dolls as the happy couple. I tinted the bride’s roses to match the flowers on the canvas. I also gave her a veil of white tulle.

A Quote Chip, Transparent Tile, Chit Chat sticker, and tinted Bouquet round out the collage.


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Lucky Tag

Today I’m sharing another project featuring some great new products from Tim Holtz. I started with a plain manila tag, which I inked with watered-down Distress Ink. Once it was dry, I layered some papers from the Memoranda collection with a Thrift Shop Vellum Ephemera. Then I randomly added a gold Ranger Foil Sheet to give it a touch of glam.

I paired a Tim Holtz Paperdoll with a butterfly from the Layers Botanical set, which I glittered with Diamond Stickles. Our little fairy wears a dress that I tinted with Distress Markers and embellished with a small mirrored heart.

I blinged up with green flower with glitter and sequins, and tinted the other flowers using Distress Ink and water.

The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Quote Chip. Seam binding dyed with more Distress Ink finishes the tag.


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Dreamer of Dreams

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. I started with a wooden Tim Holtz Vignette Tray, that I turned into a home for this little june bug. The Tim Holtz Quote Chips and Paperdolls provided great inspiration for each of the projects I’ve shared. I could feel their personalities wanting to come out, and I hope I spoke well for them.

This little guy needed a perch to rest on, so I gave him one of my vintage wooden spools. The paper is from the Memoranda collection, which is perfect for a vintage and distress lover like me! The paper is wonderfully layered with bits of ephemera and then given an aged and distressed look.

I made a little wall hanging for the abode using a metal charm blank that I filled with some of the new Rose Design Tape and a chit chat...

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