One of my favorite things to stamp with is Art Foamies! They can be used on a multitude of substrates from Fabric to paper and produce clear crisp images. Paint, ink and everything between can be used on them as well. Clean up is a breeze too! You just need a little soapy water.
Here are a few projects I have used them on.
Another great feature of Art Foamies is you don’t need a special block to stamp them. Rita Barakat has some really great ones! I love her Blooms and Cloud! Go check her website out for more great ideas!
In 1993 I moved to Germany as a college transfer student. In the market there was the most beautiful shiny paper. I thought it was wrapping paper, but it was expensive. I later learned that it was foiled paper used to make stars to decorate Christmas trees. Upon returning to the United States I forgot about the gorgeous foiled paper until 2017.
In 2017 I attended Creativation and met the owner of Rinea. The owner had lived in Germany and learned how to make them as a little girl. She had a hard time finding it in the United States when she moved back and set out to bring it to America. That is how Rinea was born! It is a small business specializing in foiled paper. Of course there is so much more that can be done with the paper besides making stars. One of my favorite things to do with the foiled paper is create delicate dies by running it through my cuddle bug.
The foiled paper is surprisingly durable while feeling fragile. There is paper center that is sandwich between two pieces of thin foil.
When creating dies with Rinea Foiled Paper it is best to do two at a time. By folding the paper in half it allows it to release easier from the die.
I created some pretty awesome textured backgrounds with stencils recently and wanted to use them, so I created three tags! To create the backgrounds I used Colorburst and modeling paste over a stencil. You can see how here:
After I die cut the tags I added my stamped Rita Barakat images to create these:
I used alcohol markers for the skin and hair. Here is how you can use copic markers to create skin tones and hair!
For each tag I added a little glitter and glitter drops to finish them off!
These tags were created for a swap! I am super happy with how they turned out!
My Mom is a preschool teacher and I offered to make all of her students’ families cards. I thought these elves were the sweetest! It took me about three hours to create 16 cards (4 of each design) because I used a card making workshop from Close to My Heart.
Do you know what is frustrtating? Thinking that you are done with a series of pictures to scap and finding ONE more. I thought as I concluded with these last pages I was done, but nope. There is another photo that needs to be scrapped. It is an epic photo too! So, as much as I want to say I am done I can’t just yet. Regardless, here are three vacation layouts I want to share with you.
Very little journaling is needed on all my pages for vacation, so I keep it pretty simple!
To create more interest on this page I ran the stars I had die cut through with an embossing folder and ran an ink pad in the same color darker shade over the top. Gems were randomly placed to finish off the page.
This banner was so fun to make! I may have taken these pictures just so I could create this ice cream themed page.
Last year was tough completing the very last page for my son’s school album because he was graduating. This year has proven no easier. It is my daughter’s last year of high school and she will be leaving home in the fall for college. My youngest has four more years of school left, but it will go by so quick.
There was lots of left over Harry Potter paper and I decided to use it for this year’s back to school pages. This is the first year that I did not use a sketch much less the same design on each layout.
By mating each piece of pattern paper and picture with black cardstock it gave the layout a cohesive look that is not so busy. The multitude of patterns allows for little embellishment which is a good thing for these types of albums.
I took a little stroll down memory lane by sharing a walk thru of her album. Not only has she grown, but so has the trees she stood in front of yearly and the car behind her is not the family car. It is her car.