I have been using the oval accordion die and the flourish frame die from Elizabeth Craft Designs quite a bit and I knew that Anthony's stamps would be perfect with these dies.
I am not good with coloring detailed stamps but I just had to give it a shot with these stamps. I used the magic colored pencil technique which uses Prisma pencils and Gamsol. With all the die cutting, stamping, coloring and assembling, these samples took me about 6 hours each. I am very pleased with how this project turned out.
Anthony's Paper Crafts Narcissus, Gladiolus, Day Lillies, Morning Glory, Sunflowers, Blackeyed Susan
Elizabeth Craft Designs Oval Accordion Die, Flourish Frame Die
I would like to introduce you to a new line of stamps called Anthony's Paper Craft. Anthony is a fellow teacher of mine at The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique. His stamps just came onto the market this past summer and there are currently around 45 stamps available on his website. I was able to see the cards in his gallery in person at a crop in November and let me tell you they are fantastic. As usual, pictures don't do them justice.
I had a chance to use the Black Eyed Susan stamp recently and this is what I came up with:
I just random stamped, colored with Copic markers then used glossy accents on the centers of the flowers.
Carol made a great card with Anthony's Gladiolus stamp so I'm sure you will see it posted here soon.
Please check out the great stamps at Anthony's Paper Craft.
Stamps: Anthony's Paper Craft Black-eyed Susan, Sayings Set
Spellbinders Oval dies
I recently purchased a clear iPhone case from Amazon with the intentions of making my own insert for the back. I found a template online that I could download and cut out. Instead, I decided to try designing my own template with my Silhouette Cameo. I have had my Cameo for a year and have not really used it. I am determined to use it more so tonight I played with it for awhile and was able (with several adjustments) make a template that I am happy with.
It was simple to make this template using the rounded rectangle drawing tool. It just took awhile to tweak the size and get the camera opening positioned correctly. I did have to cut just a smidgen from the bottom and right side. Now I need to go through my paper stash and cut some more inserts.
I would like to share my template, but I don't know how to upload it to this blog. If anyone is interested, email me at doubleccreations at gmail dot com and I can see if I can email it to you. It is a Silhouette file.
The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique is hosting a scrapbook weekend retreat in February at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio. Since there aren't many opportunities for retreat weekends, I thought I would share the information. You can download a registration form HERE.
Your 4 day crop includes:
your own 6 foot table
4 days of uninterrupted round-the-clock scrapbooking time where you can come and go as you please. Starting at 5 p.m. Thursday and ending 5 p.m. on Sunday.
drawings and Giveaways throughout the weekend.
make n takes from Jean and her crew
Food is on your own, outside food is not permitted. There is a restaurant on premise and plenty within the Huron area.
$60 for all 4 days
$50 for any 3 days
$40 for any 2 days
$30 for any 1 day
Registrations will be accepted up until January 31, 2015. Refunds will not be made after January 31, 2015. Late registrations after the 31st will depend on if we have a table available. Space fills up quickly.
Our crops are open to more than scrapbookers and papercrafters. As long as your craft is portable and can be done on a 6 foot table, you are more than welcome to join us.
Pop it Ups, Pivots and More with Cheryl,
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come join us and learn
how to use the Pop it Up, Pivot and Accordion dies designed by Karen
Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. You will make three cards using these wonderful dies along with three of Karen's adorable
character dies. The cost of this class is $20.