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June 24, 2016

Be the Light by Yolie Burke

Hello this is Yolie with today's project share.   Is it just me or did June flew by?  The 4th of July is just around the corner.  Today is my last project share with this month's sponsor, Latina Crafter.

I used watercolor makers with my eBrush.  I used heavy weight cardstock instead of watercolor paper.  I eBrushed 3 different colors on the paper and sprayed water, dabbing off the excess with a paper towel.  Once it dried, I sprayed a very light shimmery gold to the surface.

After it completely dried, I stamped the lighthouse and sentiment from the Be the Light  stamp set.  I first stamped with the Journey Gold ink.  I then stamped the images again with black, but moved the image slightly over to the right to create a shadow.   

I embellished flowers, sequins and tied jute to the top.  I used 3D Gloss Gel to adhere the glass beads to the bottom of the card.

 This photo captured the shimmer of the ink pad.  It really does look amazing in person.

Thank you for visiting today and enjoy your weekend!

June 23, 2016

Inspirational Bookmarks by Barbara Rankin

Hi everyone!  Barbara here on the Craftwell Blog with some inspirational bookmarks using my eBrush and stamps from our partner, Latina Crafter.  The style and theme of these are perfect for making inspirational bookmarks for gift giving, special occasions, and of course, to keep.  I know I've said this before, but I think the best thing about using the eBrush is that you can make your own background papers and all of your embellishments to match that background.  

To begin, I cut three pieces of off-white card stock to 3-1/4" x 8-1/2".  I used decorative corner and edger punches to make each different bookmark.  Trim three pieces of white card stock to 2-1/8" x 7-1/2".  These will be the background layers.

I will show you in a bit more detail how I made the first bookmark.  Lay straight edge of a scrap of paper across top of background layer.  eBrush with blue marker.

Now cover the blue section with that same scrap of paper, and cut a slight wave shape from another scrap of paper.  Lay both wave shape pieces over background layer and eBrush with red marker.  Mover papers down the length of the background and continue eBrushing with the red marker to make the flag stripes. 

Cover stripes and spread white texture paste through stars stencil, let dry.

Die cut REMEMBER THIS from the Teresa Collins Project Die with the Cut ' Boss die cutting machine.  Save the letters that fall out from the die.  This machine cuts thin dies effortlessly.

Adhere background layer to bookmark.  eBrush with blue marker and adhere to bookmark, as shown. Replace white letters from die.  

For the next bookmark, I embossed the background layer using Teresa Collins' Beautiful Brocade embossing folder and Cut n' Boss machine.  Remove the layer from the embossing folder and eBrush 
it with V04 Lilac.  I love how the eBrush allows you to cover large areas so smoothly and quickly.

I decided to distress the bookmark a bit, so I eBrushed the edges using E31 Brick Beige.  Round corners with corner rounder punch and adhere to bookmark.

I die cut these three elements from white card stock using the Teresa Collins Project Dies using the Cut n' Boss machine.


On a piece of scrap white card stock, stamp two sentiments from the Latina Crafter set with black archival ink.   Trim around each sentiment and save one for the next bookmark.  

I cut an extra key, then eBrushed both keys with YR21 Cream and BG72 Ice Cream.  The sentiment was eBrushed with the E31 Brick Beige to match the distressing on the outer edges.  Adhere pieces to bookmark, as shown.

For the third bookmark, eBrush background layer with BG72 Ice Cream and adhere to bookmark.  Tear honeycomb die cut in half, unevenly, and eBrush with BG78 Bronze.  Adhere to background layer.

eBrush butterfly with RV11 Pink, edge with B28 Royal Blue and YG21 Anise.  Round corners on sentiment and eBrush with YG21 Anise.  Adhere to bookmark, as shown.

Since these are bookmarks, I kept them thin and smooth, without much dimension, other than from the die cuts.  

Supplies used:

Craftwell USA eBrush
Craft well Cut n' Boss
Teresa Collins Beautiful Brocade embossing folder
Teresa Collins Project Dies - Remember ThisTodayHoneycomb
Latina Crafter Be a Blessing 
White card stock
Decorative craft punches 
5"x7" kraft card
Copic Markers
Stars stencil
Light Molding Paste
Archival black ink

There will be more fun projects featuring the Latina Crafter, so make sure to check out the Craftwell Blog all month long for more inspiration from the team. 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a crafty day!

June 22, 2016

Latina Crafter, Gelatos and the eBrush by Jan Hunter

Jan here with the home decor project I promised.  These would make fun and quick gifts for summer birthdays or even getting a head start on holiday gift giving.  I've enjoyed working with the Pray stamp set from Latina Crafter. It's part of the Be a Blessing Collection and you won't be disappointed when you browse through the selection of sets on their website.

This post is image heavy -- so please be aware of slightly longer loading times.

You'll need:

Gelatos in your favorite colors (I had a hard time deciding!)
watercolor paper (140 lb cold press)
craft mat
paper towels or napkins

Let's get started!  Please remember that if you click on the photos, a larger image will be in a pop-up or will load on another page depending on your browser settings.

Step 1:  color the craft mat using a space about the size of your watercolor paper.  I chose to use a 4 x 6 inch as my design space.

Step 2:  Spritz water on the gelatos.  You could spray the water on with the eBrush using the siphon adapter if you'd like. I chose not to for this project -- and just use the air flow from the ebrush to move the color as you'll see in the following pictures.

Step 3:  You'll see the water bead up on your mat and the color will begin to dissolve and even spread a little.  Have your eBrush ready!

Step 4:  I used medium speed to start moving the colors.

Step 5:  Continue to move the color.  Spray on more water if you desire.  Remember you can change the direction of the flow and more the color as desired.  Holding the eBrush vertically over the mat creates a different effect.  Try it!  Now you're ready to smoosh your paper into the wet color....

Step 6:  Smoosh your watercolor paper face down into the wet color.  Carefully lift up.  While the color is still wet, you can continue to move it a little with the eBrush or gently wipe with a towel to blend a little more if desired.  For this project, I used watercolor paper.  Glossy stock could also be used with a slightly different result.

This image was made using direct to paper application of the gelatos, following the previous steps (without the craft mat).  I wanted some more intense color.  The watercolor paper provided a deeper intensity using the direct application method.  The stamp is from the Be A Blessings Collection (image set here) Set.  Each of the stamp images in this set would look wonderful on a one of a kind watercolor background as a framed home decor item.  They're also perfect for scrapbook pages, cards and tags.

I mounted my finished image in a 5x7 shadowbox frame resized for a 4x6 image (pattern from Lori Whitlock's shop) cut with the eclips2 and eCal2 software.  The gold spritz is from Fun Stampers Journey available here.

Here's another look at the smooshed finished image.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hoping your crafting time is filled with joy and nourishes your soul!  And I hope you'll stop by again soon.

June 20, 2016

Dad I love you card by Peggy Oliver

 Happy Monday! Peggy here and I would like to show you a card made with my eBrush by Craftwell USA and our sponsor this month Latina Crafters!
This is a large card. I took a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock and folded it in half.  I chose a stencil from Latina Crafters to encircle my focal image on the front.  Using my eBrush I sprayed onto photo paper with a metallic marker.  Using this paper gave me the shine I was going for.  Next I embossed my inside sentiments with Latina Crafter Stamps in Gold embossing powder and I cut them out for placement onto the inside of my card.  I cut out a film strip to place my photo's inside and I continued the same stencil pattern on the top of my film strip spraying with my eBrush. 
I put it all together! 
DAD I love you because
You're the funniest man I know!
You tickle me and make me giggle!
Sending you buckets of Love xxxooo

Have a great week!!

June 17, 2016

Father's Day Card by Yolie Burke

Hello and happy FriYay!   Get ready to celebrate Father's Day weekend.  This is Yolie with Team eBrush with the card I made for my 77 year old Dad.

Latina Crafter is sponsoring the Team this month and I used a stencil out of their "Eres el mejor papá" collection with my eBrush.  I used pattern paper from DCWV The Treasure Stack.  The brick wall pattern was screaming for some graffiti! {Well, you know, kinda sorta with the help of a stencil.}

I secured the stencil with painters tape and masked off the letter 'P'.  I call my Dad Apá so it was only fitting to exclude the first letter.  By doing so, it threw the alignment off, but it's okay, I fussy cut the  couple of license plates from the cut out sheet and used them to embellish and "fix" the alignment. 

Before adding the top layer I tied some jute around the brown base and then used Glue Dots to adhere the top layer for dimension.
Thank you for visiting today and enjoy your weekend!

June 16, 2016

"You Are The Anchor" Father's Day Card by Barbara Rankin

Hi everyone!  Barbara here on the Craftwell Blog with a fun card using my eBrush and stamps from our partner, Latina Crafter.  The style and theme of this card would be perfect for Father's Day.  The best thing about using the eBrush is that you can make your own background paper, and all of your embellishments to match that background.  There is just something about making things myself that gives me a good feeling.  How about you?

eBrush a piece of 5"x7" white card stock with B93 Light Crockery Blue through the chevron stencil.

Spread light molding paste through stripes stencil and let dry.

eBrush  B02 Robin's Egg Blue marker over the paste stripes to darken and enhance them with color.

Place stripes stencil perpendicular to the paste stripes and eBrush E33 Sand through the stencil.

eBrush YG13 Chartreuse lightly over entire background.

Lay chevron stencil down, slightly offsetting it, and eBrush E04 Lipstick Natural through it.

Stamp banner and SOUL with brown chalk ink, fussy cut and eBrush with E33 Sand.

Stamp "We have this hope" sentiment with brown chalk ink, cut out with label die.  eBrush label with E04 Lipstick Natural.

Stamp tiny anchor over background with chalk ink.

Stamp large anchor with blue chalk ink, fussy cut and arrange pieces over background paper.  Stick "You are the", "ANCHOR", and "of my" stamps onto an acrylic block, placing them how you want them to appear when stamped onto the background.

Stamp the phrase directly onto the background with brown chalk ink.  Stamp "ANCHOR" again onto a scrap of white card stock and trim around it.  eBrush the paper with E33 Sand marker to match the SOUL banner.  

Attach the pieces onto the 5x7 kraft card, as shown in the finished photo above.  Add a length of natural jute through the anchor and glue to the card. 

Adhere the die cut sentiment inside the card.

Craftwell USA eBrush
Latina Crafter Be a Blessing
5"x7" kraft card
Copic Markers
Light Molding Paste
Brown and Blue chalk ink
HOTP label die

There will be more fun projects featuring the Latina Crafter, so make sure to check out the Craftwell Blog all month long for more inspiration from the team. 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a crafty day!

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