Saturday, June 9, 2012

Grapes of Wrath, Piccolo-Style

Hello there everyone! Linda here bringing you another tutorial for Globecraft Memories product. This time I decided to play with our Piccolo Card Decor & More packs. I have never considered myself a card maker but I tell you - you don't have to know how to make a card to use these packets.

The Piccolo Card Decor & More packs come with several chipboard elements that easily punch out and can be painted, heat embossed, glittered - whatever you'd like to do with them. The pieces all coordinate and I used entire packets on the cards I've been creating. I love the detail in each piece and they are not very thick which means less bulk.

For this card I selected Piccolo Vintage Grape Vine, F010. This pack would make a great addition to a wine tasting invitation, a girl's night out announcement, bridal invite or even used as charms for wine glasses or bottles.

Here's additional supplies:
  • Piccolo Enamel Powders (Globecraft Memories) - Gilded Rose, Vintage Gold & 24K Gold
  • Glossy Glastique (Globecraft Memories)
  • Acrylic Paints (Globecraft Memories - soon-to-be released)
  • Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Ovals Small (Spellbinders)
  • Sentiment (Stampscapes Inc.)
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger Industries)
  • Foam dimensional squares (my stash)
  • Cream Cardstock, Plaid paper (my stash)

After making my Piccolo selection I started by cutting and embossing two ovals from Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Ovals Small. I had never used them before and realized it is really easy - I just read the instructions. The title, "Beautiful Earth," is from Stampscapes Scenic Sentiments Sheet #7 and is embossed using our Piccolo embossing adhesive and our 24K Gold enamel powder. This particular powder has very fine gold glitter mixed in and it is just stunning! Don't be leery if there is a glittery sheen left after tapping excess enamel powder off before heat embossing, it is only the glitter and it brushes away after heat setting the enamel.


The piccolo frame is embossed with our Gilded Rose enamel powder and the scroll pieces with Vintage Gold enamel powder and the edges of the scalloped ovals are inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The top oval is given added dimension by using foam dimensional squares underneath.


Adding a pop of color to the grapes and leaves is easy with our new (not-yet released) acrylic paints. The colors are amazing! The paint dries rather quickly on the chipboard pieces and then were coated with Glossy Glastique to create dimension. The Glastique really magnifies the color and detail in the grapes and leaves. When using it in small amounts it dries rather quickly. These tiny dots on the grapes dry clear in about 1/2 hour.


The elements were then arranged and mounted on some pretty plaid paper from my stash. No telling how old it is - there isn't even a barcode on the back so I couldn't tell you which company created it - sorry.

Here's the finished card - what do you think? Hop on over to my blog to see another Piccolo card example - I told you I have been busy! Honestly, using these Piccolo packs makes it very easy to be creative!



Posted by Linda Neff, Globecraft Memories Design Team Member: http://linda-neff.com




























7 comments:

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Linda this is amazing!! I love the way you made the grapes!!!!!

linda-neff.com said...

Thanks guys! I'm really liking the products we've been working with. The enamels are really cool!

linda-neff.com said...

Thanks! I'm really liking the products we've been working with, especially the enamel powders!

linda-neff.com said...

Thanks! I'm really liking the products we've been working with, especially the enamel powders!

linda said...

Thanks! I'm really liking the products we've been working with, especially the enamel powders!

linda said...

Thanks! I'm really liking the products we've been working with, especially the enamel powders!

Stacy said...

Linda this is super cool, love it!