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July 29, 2016

#itsasmallworld by Yolie Burke

Hello and welcome to week four and final day of the Clearsnap sponsored month.   This is Yolie with today's project.  I used Teresa Collins' Platinum Silver pigment ink by Clearsnap world stamp.

I cut out a 2.75" circle on white cardstock and stamped the image.  While the pigment ink dried, I cut a 3"x3" piece of white cardstock and eBrushed the chevron stencil pattern, followed by the circle stencil.

After the stamped image dried completely, I sprayed a bit of the blue mister on a plastic sheet and brushed the ink around the stamped image.  Being careful not to touch the pigment ink to avoid smearing.

I added silver jewelry string to the back side of the world and used pop dots to adhere.

I used the label buddy for the sentiment and embellished finished the card with black enamels.

I hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for visiting today.

July 28, 2016

Remembrance Cards by Barbara Rankin

Cards to Remember with Craftwell USA and Clearsnap

Hi everyone!  Barbara here on the Craftwell Blog with some Remembrance Cards using my Craftwell eBrush, along with stamps and ink pads from our partner, Clearsnap.  

The style and theme of these are perfect for making inspirational cards for gift giving, birthday, and special occasions.  As I was making these cards, using the skyline stamp and the Remember dies, I couldn't help but think about 9-11.  But on a happier note, it would be perfect to say to someone, I remembered your birthday or anniversary, and have the Best Day Ever.   

The first card is the one that reminded me so much of 9-11, but I think I brightened it up enough with sunny colors that it is quite suitable for a birthday or any special occasion.  

Of course, I used my Cut n' Boss to die cut several of my Teresa Collins dies.  I also used her paper pad, Sweet Afternoon.

I stamped the skyline image twice, in line, onto a scrap of the yellow paper with the Pink Passion ink pad.  I embossed it with clear embossing powder, and it turned the images to a beautiful peach color.  I think the yellow paper was helping do that.  

I put some glue on the back of the Remember die and adhered it over the stamped image, as shown.  Then I cut the excess yellow paper from around the die image.

Next, I used the Teresa Collins Deco Circles embossing folder with white card stock.  These embossing folders are large enough to emboss an entire sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 paper.  What I don't use in my project today will be saved for later.

I cut a rectangle to measure 3" x 4", then cut it on the diagonal from point to point.  If you want an equilateral triangle, then cut any size square first.  I wanted this uneven triangle, however.

Now comes the fun. I love my eBrush because I get to make my own background papers (or embellishments) to match.  One triangle was colored with a combination of the pink and yellow marker.  The second triangle was simply colored with the blue marker, leaving it darker in some places for dimension.  I inked both triangles with the Gold Shine ink pad for some extra shine.  I love how it turned out.  It actually gave it a bit of a vintage feel.

When all was finished, I added my pieces to the card front, as shown in the finished photo above.

The second card was really fun and simple, too.  The papers were adhered to the card front, as shown, along with a bow and some bling.  The die cut key was cut from blue card, but inked with the Gold Shine ink pad.  You'd never know it wasn't cut from gold card.

A little tip to share:  When you cut your dies with the removable alphabet, such as these, but you want to keep them in tact, before removing the paper from the die, lay a piece of scor-tape, or any double sided adhesive with a paper liner on one side, over the back of the paper. 

When you remove the label/letters from the die, the alphabet remains in tact, and you have a ready made sticker with the adhesive on the back.  Fun?

Supplies Used:

Craftwell USA eBrush
Craft well Cut n' Boss
Teresa Collins Today Project Dies
Teresa Collins Remember This Project Dies
Teresa Collins Honeycome Project Die
Teresa Collins Deco Circles embossing folder
Teresa Collins 6x6 paper pad - Sweet Afternoon
Clearsnap Skyline rubber stamp (Teresa Collins)
Clearsnap pigment ink pads Passion Pink, Gold 
Card stock - Textured White, Blue
Prismacolor Markers - Pink, True Blue, Spanish Orange
Clear embossing powder
White ribbon

There will be more fun projects featuring the Clearsnap., 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!

July 27, 2016

You are my world.. by Jan Hunter

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Craftwell, ClearSnap and Teresa Collins make for a good combo.

Craftwell, ClearSnap and Teresa Collins make for a good combo.  If you haven't been cruising the Craftwell blog frequently this month, you've been missing out on some awesome projects.
I decided to do a card that could be framed  for this week's project.  I hope you like it.
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You'll need:
Nesting circle dies
Echo Park - Carte Postale digital collection
Teresa Collins Stamp
ClearSnap Ink - Glam Green, Gold
Marker - (Tombow 296)
PrintShop (or other publishing software)
Embossing Folder
Natural color twine
Create a sheet of cardstock filled with printed background images from the paper packs of the Carte Postale digital collection.
using the die and the Cut-n-boss,  cut 3 circles as shown below.  Also cut 2 strips of coordinating paper 1 1/4 in wide and 5 1/4 in long.  Cut another piece of cardstock to 5 x 7.  Create your sentiment as desired.  My strip was 1 1/4 inches by 3. 
Stamp the World view stamp one of the remaining circles using the green ink.  Using the gold ink pad, edge all the pieces.  Set aside.

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Using the embossing folder, emboss the one or more of the circles.  I chose to emboss only one. 
Lightly spray the 5 x 7 paper with the marker using the eBrush.  I spritzed the cardstock with a little water and started spraying.  Let dry.  If desired, spray again for a little more color and to soften any edges if needed.  I used a scoring tool and scored 1/4 inch in from each edge for a little more definition. 
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Arrange and adhere the pieces as desired.  Use pop up dots.  If desired, mount on a larger piece of cardstock to use as a card or frame. 
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Thanks for dropping by today.  For more projects using the eBrush, be sure to stop by my blog. 

July 26, 2016

Tuesday quick tip...

this is just a quick tip for using glossy paper  with metallic sharpies.

July 25, 2016

Happy Birthday NY Card by Peggy Oliver

Hello and welcome! Today I am showing the card I made for my daughter who is turning 25 on August 8th. I cannot believe 25 years has gone by sooo fast!! Soon she will be having babies herself! Oh my.. As it turns out she is going to New York for her 25th Birthday and I thought the stamp would be perfect.

Today's supplies include my eBrush by Craftwell USA and Clearsnap our sponsor.

I started with photo glossy paper and I stenciled my paper using my eBrush and alcohol markers.
I chose yellow, orange and light blue for my marker color choices.
 Next I stamped my cityscape image from clearsnap onto white cardstock and fussy cut it out.
Then I took a black fine marker and drew along all the edges.
I had a precut clock in craft cardstock and I used my inks from clearsnap to color the clock silver leaving some spots to show through to help it look aged and metal looking. 
Along with some coordinating patterned cardstock I put all my pieces together
layering each piece of cardstock to match my images. 
 I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and have a great Week!!!
Peggy Oliver

July 22, 2016

The World Awaits by Yolie Burke!

Hello and welcome to week three of the Clearsnap sponsored month.   I used Teresa Collins' Platinum Silver pigment ink by Clearsnap world stamp and paper from Teresa Collin's Wanderlust and Studio Gold collections.

I cut a piece of the gray polka dot paper and used a Teresa Collins stencil.  I eBrushed different colors onto the paper using  markers.

I embossed the card base and a banner piece using the circle embossing folder on the Cut N Boss.

I printed "the" and "awaits" on my printer, allowing enough space to stamp the world.  I then die cut the scallop circle.

I added the layers and glued down silver metallic jewelry string.  I used glue dots on to adhere the sentiment die cut and finished it off with glitter silver enamel dots.

I hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for visiting today.

July 21, 2016

Go Someplace You've Never Been Card by Barbara Rankin

Hi everyone!  Barbara here on the Craftwell Blog with a card with a travel theme using my eBrush and stamps from our July partner, Clearsnap.  

Ink the skyline rubber stamp with black archival ink and without re-inking, stamp it twice onto scrap paper and cut out with craft knife, leaving the openings in the paper to use as a stencil, as shown.  

Using a die the same width as the stamp image, die cut one of the nesting labels onto glossy white card stock with the Craftwell Cut n' Boss.  The middle die in the photo below will work perfectly.

Find and mark the middle of the die lightly with pencil.  I like to use a ruler that has both horizontal and vertical markings to help me keep my lines straight in either direction. 

Place a piece of washi tape below the pencil line and protect the bottom half with a post-it note or scrap paper.

Begin eBrushing a beautiful sunset sky on the top half of the die cut.

YR61 Yellowish Skin Pink

YR68 Orange

B97 Night Blue
So far, so good!

Remove tape and place it above the pencil line, and protect the top half with a post-it note or scrap paper.  Begin eBrushing a beautiful blue river or lake on the bottom half of the die cut. 

Looking good!

Place one of the fussy cut pieces of card used to stamp on and, using it as a stencil, making sure to reverse it to match the stamped image, eBrush a dark or black marker through it.  Lay the stamped skyline on the card to check for accuracy.

eBrush through the "stencil" with the W10 Warm Gray marker.

I decided I need to add a bit of yellow to my sunset, so I placed my post it note along the line again and sprayed over the orange area with Y15 Cadmium Yellow.


I got to thinking that my stamped image was a bit speckle and not real black, so I thought why not airbrush it with my black marker.  

I don't know why I hadn't thought of that sooner.  Now look at that deep, dark black silhouette.  This was then adhered to the second generation stamping of the skyline to give a nice, light shadow effect.

Use the larger die to die cut a piece of coordinating print paper to use as an under-layer.  Edge both pieces with the Gold Shine ink pad.  It really made a difference.

Die cut a film strip from a piece of black card stock.  I used a scrap that was sitting on my desk from another project.  Use the openings to find small pictures from the Cityscapes paper and trim each piece to fit inside the film strip openings before adhering to the back.

I made a 4-½" x 6-½" black card, cut a print slightly smaller than the front and distressed the edges.  This was then adhered to the card front.  I curled the corners to show off that pretty print on the back of the paper, too.

Trim a few more prints of tags, stamps, etc, from the paper and layer them onto the card front, as shown.  

I used pop dots to adhere the stamped image layer, as well as using a single pop dot under the second film strip picture to give it some curl on the paper.  Here is a closer look at the finished card.

Supplies Used:

Clearsnap Skyline rubber stamp (Teresa Collins)

Clearsnap pigment ink pad (Gold Shine)

Card stock - Glossy white, Black
Cityscapes paper
Archival black ink
Copic Markers

There will be more fun projects featuring the Clearsnap products, 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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