Nov 21, 2014


Hi! Els here! I'm popping in today to share this layout I made. I used this very fun die-cut and decided to fill in the hearts with some of that beautiful glitter tape. Have I told you already how much I love the pinfresh glitter tape. It's soft and really elegant to work with, and best of all, the glitter stays on beautifully. Details like that just make me happy ;)

I repeated the glitter tape at the lower right corner of the picture, and added some of the chevron enamel wood veneers pointing at it. I ended up adding more pops of yellow an the blue across the page.

Thanks for stopping by!


Nov 14, 2014

Purple Struggle

Clare here, and people, we're gonna get real today.

Here's the thing.

I have a problem.
A problem with purple.

I don't know, but I just struggle with that color.
In my home, in my wardrobe, and even in my card room.

But one day, I decided to change the fates and face my fear.

And, armed with some gorgeous Pinkfresh goodies, it actually wasn't too hard.

For this card, I used the glitter washi tape (MMM! I just love me some glitter!) on the wood veneer chevrons. I love how the wood veneer comes in such great, basic shapes, so if the times call for it, you can easily customize them to suit your purposes.

Again, some more glitter tape, and then some yumlicious enamel hearts to top it off. For the sentiment, I first placed the washi tape on scrap paper, and stamped using Staz-on ink, Then I stamped Versafine for the card base, removed the washi tape from the scrap paper, and placed it over the sentiment on the card base. I just found that the Staz-on ink stood out a little better on the glitter tape, and but I liked how Versafine stamped on the cardstock, so I used both.

So, take that, purple!

Current score;
Clare: 3, Purple: 176

Oh yeah. 

Nov 3, 2014

Stamping on Layouts

Hello there! Amanda here with you today with two new layouts to share!

I get pretty nervous at the idea of stamping directly on a layout, so all the more reason to do it, right? I've been pushing myself to stamp more which means sometimes I just have to embrace imperfection. As much practice stamping as I might do on a separate sheet of paper I can easily, and usually do, mess it up on the real thing.

Which is what happened on my first layout. But I love it nonetheless! In hindsight I would have swapped the two sentiment stamps but it is what it is and I'm rollin' with it :-) I started with a watercolor background, and added a few rub-ons and stamped images then layered on the enamel frames to to ground my pictures.

My second layout was a little less stressful with just one stamped image. I started with a watercolor background, added some modeling paste with a stencil, rub-ons and pencil marks before adding the rest of my layers.

Thanks for looking!