Time Flies Birthday Card

scrapitgirl dec candy spiegelI was so honored to be asked to join Kimberly Congdon’s challenge design team — Scrap It Girl.

Each month, crafters are invited to create a layout, card, altered art or similar project following a theme. At the end of the month, the entries are all looked at and a winner is chosen. They receive a cool selection of products.

This is the first challenge design team I have been on, so I am excited.

For December, the challenge is clocks. I decided to make a card using products from Globecraft & Piccolo and paper from Reminisce.

I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to ink the card base and then added the paper (the back side of one of the vintage label prints) at an angle to add interest.

I typed the saying and printed it off, then colored it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

For the clock, I coated the back with Burnt Umber 3D Enamel Gel and the clock parts with 24K Gold Enamel Powder.

Then, I coated the wings with Vintage Copper Enamel Powder.

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I wanted them to be more than just the outline of wings, so I placed them on my Non-stick Craft Sheet and filled them with Glastique, also from Globecraft & Piccolo.019

Then, while I was at it, I put the clock together and coated it with a layer of Glastique as well.

Once the wings are practically dry (dry to the touch, but still white) I carefully lifted them off the Non-stick Craft Sheet. Notice in the photo below how the Glastique stays with the little wing.021

Once they are totally dry, the area between the wings is transparent, but still has a bit of sheen — very similar to a dragonfly’s wings.

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Now, you can see the paper through them, but it’s obvious that they are not just a frame.wing close up candy spiegel

And here is the final card again … Click on the photos for a larger picture.

Time Flies by Candy Spiegel

I hope you head over to Scrap It Girl and try out the December challenge, too.

And, if you can’t find Globecraft & Piccolo products in your local store, click on the link at the side to shop online.

This one’s for the birds

This is one of those you must see in person. Somehow the depth, warmth and softness of the vellum falls apart in the photo, but here it is …
I made this 5×7 card from navy blue cardstock. I added a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than the blue and then covered it in a piece of vellum from Webster’s Pages. I cut an additional piece of vellum from another portion of the same sheet and added it to the top left. The effect is soft and warm and really, really beautiful.
Next, I added a piece of ribbon from Making Memories. Then, I stamped the bird and nest (from the Crafty Secrets) using Memento Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic Markers. I cut them out, inked the edges in Walnut Distress Ink and then attached them with dimensional foam. I then stamped the saying with Staz-On.
It’s a perfect birthday card, don’t you think?

Happy Birthday, Korie

My baby will be 18 at the end of February. Although her birthday is still a few months away, I think she is looking forward to it more than Christmas. Well, at least she talks about it more than she does Christmas!

So, when Glue Dots® asked me to create some sort of birthday decoration, this popped into my head. I figure it is never to early to start making the decorations!

Oh, and there is a “gift” for everyone coming soon … Glue Dots® will be releasing a new product at CHA in January — Micro Glue Dots®. They are smaller than Mini Glue Dots® and are perfect for attaching letters and other tiny items. I have been using them for a few weeks and I have been loving them!

Anyhow, back to the sign …

Supplies used: Paper by Bo Bunny (brown) and Creative Imaginations (circle); cardstock by American Crafts; Cricut fonts: Opposites Attract and Doodletype; Sparkly Fluff; Art Glitter; Continuous Glue Lines®; Micro Glue Dots®; Craft Glue Dots®; Pop Up Glue Dots®; gem by Bo Bunny

Here’s how I made it:

1. Cover 12×12 sheet of cardboard with paper using Continuous Glue Lines®

2. Add circle paper with Craft Glue Dots®

3. Cut out letters & numbers from cardstock with Cricut; ink with Distress Ink to provide a bit of dimension and attach with Micro Glue Dots®

4. Print out 8×10 photo and trim; attach with Craft Glue Dots®

5. Cut out birthday hat from cardstock and ink edges to add dimension.

6. “Draw” stripes with Continuous Glue Lines® and add Sparkly Fluff.  (Push the Sparkly Fluff into the lines before shaking off the excess to make it hold)

7. “Make” dots with Craft Glue Dots® and cover with Art Glitter.

8. Attach hat with Pop Up Glue Dots®

9. Add a gem to the top of the hat with Craft Glue Dots®

This post was created while participating on the Glue Dots® design team.