Concord and 9th Turn About Stamping

I have been secretly lusting after the Turn About stamps by Concord and 9th. I need another stamp set like I need a hole in my head and have done a good job of holding off. Well, that is until I saw the new Bundle Up Stamp Set and coordinating dies! The sweet little girl faces had me, so I placed my order for them along with two Turn About Stamps. Though I adore my new stamps and have had so much fun playing with them there were two things that rubbed me wrong about them. First, the girls are not included with the coordinating die set! I had to fussy cut them out. I would have paid a few dollars more to get them. In fact, I may not have bought the dies had I known the girls were not in it. Secondly, the Turn About stamps were created for the Misti. I don’t have a Misti, but two other stamp platforms. I had to do some tweaking to get them to work, but finally figured it out. Now that I know how to use these on other platforms I will happily purchase more! For those of you that are interested in these stamps here is a video I created showing how to use these on other stamping platforms along with a few hints and tips.

Turn About Video

I used Rinea Foiled Paper  on each card and you can learn how to do that in the video as well!

This would be a perfect card for January!

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The little bird sits perfectly on her bun, but her part line is very high and I preferred the bird  covering it.

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It is so easy to make your card season just by switching up the ink colors!

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Over all I really enjoyed the new (to me) stamp sets! They can be used for so many different occasions. It is a good value!

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Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Color Burst Layouts!

I created two layouts in which I used Colorburst as the background! I may never buy pattern paper again! Here is the first one:

 For this layout I used a red and yellow Colorburst. I drenched it in water because I really wanted it to run. I used a heat gun to push the color around and was quite pleased with how it turned out. 

 Am I the only one that finds teenage birthdays (or just birthdays in general) challenging? I love the little clay resin piece from Lisa Kettell Designs ! It is the perfect finishing touch to the layout.

I then created this layout using Tim Holtz Distress crayons in a red a blue color and layering Colorburst on top of it. I colored half the side where the picture is red and the other half blue. I rubbed it out a little with my damp finger. I added Colorburst over the color they matched and extended it out just a little with my sprinkling. I misted it heavier  closest to the spot the picture was going to go and lighter farther away. I did not use a heat gun because I did  not want to push the color around. I let it dry and added Nuvo drops from Tonic.

 I die cut stars from Rinea Foiled Paper and added them to the bottom corner of the page.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Snowman Card

This snowman card came together pretty fast! I used the Mandalay Die from Brutus Monroe on Rinea Foiled Paper to create the beautiful sparkle around the snowman. I stamped the snowman and a few snowflakes on a circle I had die cut from the foundation circle dies by Brutus Monroe . I used Stylefile alcohol markers to color in the scarf, hat and present and added a few bottle cap sequence. I layered it on a strip of vellum and pattern paper.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

The Heart of a Lion Book Marker

Joy Clair Stamps and Rinea Foiled Paper have teamed up this month to bring you amazing projects featuring the new Ghost ink! I created a tutorial for you on how to use this amazing new ink as well as the back story to it. You can find those HERE .

In the mean time I have to share with you this book marker I made for my Bible!

The step by step tutorial is on the Rinea blog today! You can go here to visit: Rinea Inspires
I am super excited about this new way to use this Foiled Paper. 
Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Something Exciting from Rinea!

I am super duper excited to share with you the new GHOST INK by Rinea! Ghost ink is specifically designed to remove color from foiled paper. In January of 2017 at Creativation I was working in the Rinea booth in which I stumbled across a new technique. I had stamped an image and did not like the placement of it. The ink was still wet and I thought I could remove it with a Wet One (all I had on hand). When I removed the image it took off all of the color. I thought that was really cool and wondered what would happen if I let the ink dry. I tried it again letting it dry completely. It did not work at all. So, I tried it again waiting until it was almost dry and it worked! I showed it to the owners of Rinea and they were super excited! We all decided to go home and play with it for the next few months. The technique was hit or mess depending on what ink I used, humidity, and what I used to wipe the foil. I really wanted to showcase this fun technique, but there were far to many variables that did not always allow it to work. Rinea also played with it on their end and decided to come out with an ink specifically for this technique and their foiled paper! I am so happy about this because it opens up so many more ways to use this fabulous foiled paper.

Here is a tag I made using the Ghost Ink, Rinea Foiled Paper and Brutus Monroe stamps and supplies:

You can find the Ghost Ink HERE and the rest of the supplies HERE
Please make sure you check out the tutorial and demo on the Ghost Ink HERE