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July 22, 2019

Dinosaur cake for 4 year old!!

Hello Everyone,

I am Swathi from CookiesCakeandLove and I am new to the Craftwell Design team. I am a hobby baker and bake goodies for my family and friends. I am delighted to join the Craftwell team and explore the ebrush with the siphon adapter to decorate my cakes.

I am recently blessed with a baby girl and I already have a son who turned 4 last week. I decided to pull out my baking pans after a long time to bake a cake for my son's birthday. I was also very eager to try out the ebrush system for decorating the cake.

My son loves dinosaurs and hence I decided at the last moment to create a dinosaur themed cake for his birthday. Since I dint have a lot of time to prepare, I decided to do airbrush dinosaur silhouettes on the cake.

I baked 4 layer chocolate and vanilla cake and frosted it with condensed milk buttercream. I should have gone with a regular American Buttercream but decided to use the condensed milk buttercream as this had raging reviews on the internet now. I tinted the buttercream white to give a plain blank canvas to airbrush on.

Cake all frosted with buttercream waiting to be airbrushed
I decided to try a sunset background for the cake to make the dinosaur silhouttes to pop out. I used US Cake supply airbrush colors to use with the ebrush. I used a golden yellow, Sunset orange and dark brown color to give the effect. I first added the yellow color in the siphon well and airbrushed the top of the cake. It was easy to empty the well, clean it and reuse it with another color. I then used the same technique to airbrush orange and brown color to the cake.

The cake airbrushed with sunset colors
I chilled the cake for 24 hours before I added the dinosaurs with the help of stencils made by my good friend Berina. I then placed stencil of dinosaur on the cake and used the black color to create a silhouette effect on the cake. I placed the different dinosaur stencils and sprayed black color with the ebrush,The dinosaurs came out really good with a slight blurred effect.

I further painted small trees, birds and rocks with black color and added crushed oreos on top of the cake and the bottom to give a fossil effect. I placed a brontosaurus toy on top of the cake with a happy birthday glowing plaque from Walmart with a number 4 candle. Hope you all liked my first post on this blog. We had a small celebration at home and everyone loved how the cake had come out.

I am still learning the different ways to use the ebrush and hope I could create more goodies in the days to come. Bye for now.

July 15, 2019

Peace On Earth

Hello everyone!! This is Berina here today, with a Christmas card.

Ever since I bought this nativity border die from Taylored Expressions, I've been wanting to make a Christmas card with it. I die cut it out of Brutus Monroe Raven card stock with my Cut n Boss. I love the silhouette look. Then I took an A2 card base and blended the ink colors - Midnight, Plum, Cabana, Lapis and Sea from Brutus Monroe, in that order from top down. I blended a little bit of Phonebook ink, for the halo. I adhered the die cut at the bottom of the card base. I die cut just the star part with Brutus Monroe Sterling glitterstock and adhered it on top of the black star. For the sentiment, I found the perfect one in the Divinity Designs - Christmas Mini set. I heat embossed the Peace On Earth sentiment with Brutus Monroe Sterling Embossing powder.

How do you like this card? Please do let me know in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!!

July 10, 2019

More Than Unicorns (B-day Card)

Hello! Desiree here to share a simple Unicorn themed,
B-day card. I am totally #TeamUnicorn SO making this card was over due.

Tools used:

Craftwell SNAP machine
Craftwell eBrush
Misc. metal dies from my stash
CTMH Unicorn Dreams (retired stamp set)
Crystal Katana

Materials used:

Black 65lb. cardstock
White 65lb. cardstock
The Paper Studio Stargazer box of cards
Palette hybrid ink in black
Blue and purple Sharpies
Unicorn Party glitter from Target

I started off this card by stamping on my card base, I took
the largest unicorn stamp and got an excellent image stamped! Love that!

Next I took my white paper and cut out a couple of layer pieces. I also stamped a sentiment from the unicorn stamp set on the front cloud.

I thought my clouds could use a little color and so, a lil' eBrush action was called for. I chose a purple and blue sharpie to match my card base. Then I just added a touch of color to the cloud edges. I added some mounting tape to the back of my clouds to add some dimension.
I liked how the unicorn looked against the background of my card. I used my Snap machine and my star and sparkle die set to cut out some stars and sparkles using my black 65 lb. cardstock. I then will arrange and adhere them to my card base.

I used another stamp from my stash to place a Happy Birthday, sentiment on the inside of the card.
I used the Unicorn Party, glitter to adorn the sentiment.

After adhering my stars and sparkles die cuts, I also added some of the glitter to the front of the card too!
Once I was happy with how it looked, I knew the card was complete. 

Well, that is my project share for today! I kind of love it!
I hope you do too. I also hope as always, that you were inspired! Best wishes and much crafty love to all of you!
Make sure to visit often to see more inspiring projects from other Craftwell Design Team members!

           💜- Desiree`

July 2, 2019

Stars and Sparkle

Hi Everyone! 
This is Katie again with another project just in time for 4th of July 
and I wanted to make this one quick & fun!

With this project, I kept it easy and simple that anyone can do theirselves. First, I die-cut some stars in varies sizes and a square frame with a thicker paper. Die-cut the word "Sparkle" the Cut'n'Boss machine.

Next, I used Spectrum Noir marker's DR3 (Red shade) and TB6 (Blue shade) with the eBrush system. Took turns spraying both colors to my liking onto plain printer paper.

I placed all my cut outs on top of my airbrush work and started brainstorms where they would go.

So I couldn't decide how to cut the background and left it as is. Just for now, I assembled all my cut outs and placed it like I was making a card.

Hope you all enjoyed this project! Until next time :)

June 27, 2019

DT: Scrapbooking layout: Meeting Jorge Ramos

Dear scrappers,

This is Veronica, from Vicky's Scrapping Passion sharing my post for CraftWell.
For this post, I decided to make double scrapbooking layout for my father for Father's day. My father got to meet one of his favorite authors (Jorge Ramos, a Univision journalist) last year, and got his book autographed. That was a dream come true for my father, thus, I decided to give him a famed double layout featuring this meeting:

Left page:

Right page:

A closer look at the many details I added:

I used many die cuts left over of other projects made for this blog, like the stamped sentiments used for the teachers bookmakers last year:

These metallic peppers were also left over stamped and die cut for a class I thought a few years ago:

I cut a piece of a journaling card from this fantastic Ole line from Sabor Papel paper company:

To frame my vertical pictures I used some leftover squares from the teachers bookmarks:

This metallic banner also comes from the left over stamped and die cut pieces from above. The same with the blue flowers from the borders. I also used paper frill from Doodlebug Design for the borders as well as strips from a dulces patterned paper.

My materials:

In hope you enjoyed this picture loaded post  and visit my blog for further ideas:

June 18, 2019

It's a Girl!

Hello everyone!! This is Berina here today, with a cute pink card for a cute baby girl!

For the card front, I decided to go with a shaker rattle in pink. I die cut a circle frame using 2 circle dies and made the shaker part. I die cut a tiny circle for the handle part. I added a tiny bow. I die cut a piece of white card stock with one of the dies from the Winnie & Walter Georgette die set. I adhered it on to an A2 piece of pink card stock. I adhered the rattle on to it and stamped the sentiment Congratulations from the Brutus Monroe - Sharon's Script stamp set. Now when you open the card:

It's a pop-up crib on the inside :) Here's how I made the pop-up crib part - I cut thin strips of Brutus Monroe - Brown Butter card stock in few different lengths. Here's the first one, which is for the horizontal piece.

Here's a bunch of small ones, which are for the vertical rods.

Here's 4 of a little longer ones, which are for the corner pieces. These are double the thickness and scored in the middle, lengthwise.

I started by adhering the corner pieces on to one of the horizontal piece, like this.

Then I adhered the vertical bars to the horizontal frame.

I adhered the other horizontal piece to all the vertical bars.

Here's a closer look at it.

I die cut pieces of patterned paper with the same border die from the Winnie & Walter - Georgette die set and adhered it on to the inside of the crib, to imitate the crib bedding. I adhered pieces of patterned paper on to the inside of the card, to imitate wall paper. I then adhered 2 sides of the crib on to the 2 sides of the inside of the card. To make the mobile, I die cut the flowers and butterflies using the dies from Karen Burniston - Accordion Die set on the Brutus Monroe - Watermelon glitter stock. I used a thread to hang them from the pop-up part at the top. I die cut a 'H' using the Whimsy Stamps - Alphabet dies, for the first letter of the baby's name.

Here's another look at the card front:

How do you like this card? Please do let me know!! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!!


June 10, 2019

A Daddy Loves

June greetings, all you beautiful crafty peeps!
Today I am sharing a 12x12 layout I created featuring
my youngest son many years ago and my hubby!
I started out choosing my pics that was super easy, I adore this set of pics!
Next was to choose my papers, again that was easy!
The cog paper is from an old DCWV stack that has been in my stash forever.
Next I die cut some of my paper using my beloved Snap machine.

Then I cut my pics down to 4x4 and cut some more paper using my paper trimmer to mat my pics on.
I did a little distressing and inking around my mat edges.
After adhering my matted pics to my background paper, I needed to get an idea of where I wanted to place my die cuts. So far loving this!

Next I picked a few embellishments from my craft stash, and finish this layout!

I took my "What makes a daddy?", sticker and placed it on my label die cut and mounted it to alack shadow cut, I made using my electronic cutting machine.
At the bottom of that I took some Tim Holtz, alphas and adhered the word "Love" the bottom.
I made another small embellishment by placing the word proud on a one inch circle using a circle paper punch, then stacking that on another die cut.
I then clustered my embellishments on top of the "live" bingo card. I also clustered some more cog die cuts and placed a genuine tag and a little brad.
I really love that hat pin by Prima! I was hoarding it forever! LOL

And there it is all finished! As always I hope somehow you were inspired by my project!
I also want to sincerely wish all the dads out there an early, but very blessed and happy Father's day!
Specially to those ones who have to do and be everything on their own!
Please come back to the Craftwell blog and visit often!

    ♡- Desiree'

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