Thursday, April 30, 2015


For the Anything but a Card challenge this week, I altered some Napkin Rings- I bought them at a resale shop for $1.00.

 I started with sanding the napkin rings, placing them in tubes made from cardboard toilet paper tubes covered with wax paper.
 I primed the rings with Gesso, then dabbed on Broken China ink with a paintbrush. Next, I daubered on Mustard Seed and Forget me Not inks, and added a bit of glitz with Inka Gold. (I painted on the Inka Gold).

 While that dried, I embossed the dragonflies with Enamel EP- Brownstone in the centers and Girls Night Out on the wings.  I filled 2 of the wings with Crystal effects, then sprinkled on Sugar Sand. The other 2, I used Stickles Glitter Glue and sprinkled on Sugar Sand.
 So, the glitter glue shrunk and left holes in the middles of some of the wings, so I added Crystal effects to the open areas. I added the liquids to the wings on the craft mat and let them dry overnight. Where the holes were from the glue shrinking, I added Crystal Effects and let it dry.  Finally, I added Inka Gold 'Yellow.Green' on the top- painted on with a fine paintbrush.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Birds on a Wire

The background for the birds was created with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains.  After adding all the color I spritzed with the white Picket Fence and blew some of the spots with an airbrush.

The bookboard birds were heat embossed with 3 coats of Vintage Black powder to create dimension and round them out.  The piece was attached to the card with Aleene's tacky glue.

Images:  You Brighten My Day SS4407

Paper: DMD Inc. - white mini groove, Bazzill - orange, Recollections - black

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black , Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain

Tools: Sizzix - label dies,  Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Airbrush, Perfect Layers , Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife

Accessories: Aleene's - tacky glue, Paper Glaze, Spellbinder gems, Vintage Black enamelEnamel Embossing Powder AdhesiveBirds on a Wire Accents LA129

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Happy Tuesday!
Donna K here with you today sharing my
Anything BUT a card project.
Tags are so fun and easy for the most part.
They can be elaborate or super simple.

My tag was quite easy once I figured out what theme to go with.
I mainly wanted to incorporate those pretty birds from the 
Birds & Cages piccolo set.

I like the vintage vibe using the distressed ink
along with the Tulip Lattice stencil with lavender acrylic paint.
Be sure to join us this week as we challenge you to create
"Anything BUT a card."
Have a happy Tuesday!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Challenge #219 - Anything But a Card

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!
Happy Monday!!

Time for another weekly challenge!

Our theme is....
Anything But a Card

Guest Designer.... 

How sweet!
Thank you for joining us this month Tammy!!

DT Sweeties projects...

We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $10 shopping spree for goodies at's online store by playing along in our challenge! 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties!!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

At the Cross

I am loving the new Piccolo Products.
Today I am featuring one of the new crosses.
Along with an Oval Frame Kit.
I covered the back of the frame with a charcoal paper.
Using the following Embossing Powders, I covered the parts as follows.
-Solid Frame Edge -Platinum
-Frame decorative edge -Mermaid Tears
Cross Backer - Victorian Bronze
Decorative Overlay on Cross -Mermaid Tears
I added pearl beads and glued it all together with Glastique.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Perfect Touch with Pearls

Hello!  Lisa here with you today and I have a new CAS beauty to share with you...

Supplies Used:

This card is simple to create, but has a simplistic beauty to it as well.  I started by stamping the background with two inks on the center of my panel.  I then diecut my butterfly image in the center of the stamped background, lifted the wings slightly and adhered it back in the negative cut.  I then stamped my sentiment, distressed the edges and adhered the pearls going up at a diagonal.

I hope to see you play along in our latest challenge: Pearls

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Roses & Pearls

I got a little grungy with this weeks challenge - to use Pearls.

 On the top layer I sponged on Antique Linen thru the Weave stencil first, then added some texture paste. Once dry, I sponged on Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I added some flicked on drops of color for interest.
 For the burlap, I painted it with Gesso and then sponged on Picked Raspberry. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the raised textured pasted areas and to the burlap. I had to add just a pinch of Raspberry to the edges of the card and added a bow.

Products I used from the Store: