Scraps of thoughts, photos and art

Friday’s fun in the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, was about paste and mousse with shimmer. The Nuvo mousse has been hitting the crafting community big with the beautiful colors and shimmer. I haven’t worked with it yet, so this was a great time to try it out. I used 2 different colors while using a baby wipe to apply it. I love the swirly watercolor effect!

Stamps: Paper Smooches Free Spirits

Mousse: Tonic Nuvo

To continue practicing the awesome tips brought in the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, today is shimmer day! I mixed Jennifer and Debby’s tips into one – using an adhesive as the backer to a Tim Holtz stencil to hold Perfect Pearls. I love the effect and can see mass producing cards this way! I finished it off with some ribbon and a saying.

Stencil: Tim Holtz

Perfect Pearls (shimmer): Ranger

Stamp & Die: The Cat’s Pajamas

Day 3 of the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, was full of liquid applications for sparkle and shimmer. I worked with the Nuvo crystal drops and Wink of Stella shimmer pens that you can pick up just about anywhere. The dots of color and clear are the Nuvo drops. The shimmer on the ombre panel is from a bath of Wink of Stella clear. I love how the shimmer enhances the color while blending it a tiny bit. It looks great in the afternoon sun!

Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas

Ink: Ranger Distress

Wink of Stella clear pen

Tonic: Nuvo crystal drops

So for the 2nd day of the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, the subject was foil. I used a foil that I had in my stash for quite some time over double-sided adhesive. It worked great! I found that dusting with powder helped the edges stop feeling sticky from where the foil couldn’t reach.

Die: Sizzix Friends Background

Embellishments & Adhesive Sheet: The Stamps of Life

Foil: Creative Imagination

The classes from Online Card Classes are always wonderful for everything – content, samples and videos. The newest class, Sparkle and Shine, has a bunch of great ideas already, Day 1! Here’s my sample of an inlaid glittered diecut – just enough sparkle and shine. #OCCSparkleandShine

Stamp by The Stamps of Life

Ink by Ranger, Adirondack Die

Die by Kaisercraft

Glitter by PK Glitz

I’m taking the cool class “Heat Wave” from Online Card Classes. I love heat embossing so this is a great way to relax and have some fun with the card supplies that I have. The stamps are from SimonSaysStamp using Jenn’s idea for embossed acetate on a shaker card. I must admit that it took me a couple tries to get it together, but the result turned out well. I’ll be giving this to a friend for her birthday coming up next month!

Simon Says Stamp

This week’s challenge at The Cat’s Pajamas was a photo one, showing lots of flowers and colors of white, coral and mint green. My inspiration came in the form of an ATC using the Patterned Petals set to stamp then adding some small Prima flowers and white acrylic paint from Ranger. It was fun and I can use what I learned this time to make my next acrylic project even better!

The Cats Pajamas

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Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?