Monday, October 22, 2012

Fancy 2012 Heirloom Ornament

I'm a little bit early but I created a holiday card using various ScraPerfect products that I have in my basic tool box...can't live without them :0)


Fancy 2012 Heirloom Ornament Card by Margie Higuchi
Supplies – Stamp: JustRite® Papercraft (Lattice Background Stamp); Ink: TSUKINEKO (VersaMark); Embossing Powder: Stampendous (Detail White); Dies, Embossing Folder & Craft Foil: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (S5-116 2012 Heirloom Ornament, S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A, S5-132 A-2 Matting Basics B, EL-014 Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities™ Folder and F-012 Precious Metal Premium Craft Foils Assortment); Tools & Adhesive: ScraPerfect (Embellie Gellie, Perfect Crafting Pouch, Perfect Cleaning Cloth and Best Glue Ever); Other: Black, White Cardstock, Red Tinsel Trim
Swipe the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the black cardstock before stamping image. I also swipe the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the sheet of paper to catch the embossing in…don’t want to miss any powder! LOL!

Next I cut/embossed all my pieces with Spellbinders Card Creator series – all the die cuts layer perfectly on to an A-2 (4 ¼ x 5 ½”) card. Using the Best Glue Ever, I can even apply glue on the narrowest of edges.

 

When placing all the pieces together, you will get a card front that is shown below...


Next I embossed the craft foil with M-Bossabilities Folder and cut/emboss it with 2012 Heirloom Ornament. I wanted to highlight the beautiful embossing so I used sandpaper and wipe it clean with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth.

 
Then I assembled all the pieces together to create the finished card...here's a second look.
 


Hope you enjoyed the process and how these ScraPerfect products are a "must have" in your basic tool kit! LIKE what you see? Bookmark ScraPerfect's Blog and LIKE us on ScraPerfect FaceBook Page!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Emboss your heart away!

HI, everyone! Dani Donner bringing another card to inspire you. I love to use cards to try on new techniques and embellishments, some people like to try on ATCs, other on tags, well, cards are my creative playground...

This time, I wanted to try a new technique: resist embossing with mist Ombré:

For a good resist, you need a clear stamped image to emboss. And there is nothing better to help us get a clear stamped image than the Perfect Crafting Pouch, of course! I covered all my cardstock with it, stamped the same image 8 times and then applied the clear emboss powder. Easy and effortless (the way I like it). The rest of the effect I got by diluting some mist with water and painting on top of the embossed images. Done! A totally handmade background with a super trendy effect and technique!!!

PS.: There is nothing better to adhere your wood embellies than Best Glue Ever, but you peobably already knew that, right. Right? :)

I know I promised a tutorial on the lollipops I created, life is really busy now, but I'm working on it. Fear not...

See you nest time,

Dani Donner

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkins

Good morning, Steph here with [pumpkins, glitter, rhinestones and The Best Glue Ever.  Sounds like a perfect combination doesn't it?  The Best Glue Ever is perfect for adding glitter to your projects.    Check out what I did to these pumpkins.

While the pumpkins had a nice glossy look, they were in need of some more love.  So, using the Best Glue Ever, I placed some on the pumpkin and spread it unevenly around the top.  I then poured some glitter on top.  I patted the glitter in place, then put the pumpkin aside to dry for awhile.



Next, I added some Want2Scrap rhinestones around the pumpkin.  They adhered fairly well around the pumpkin base, but where they interracted with the glitter, they would not stick at all.  So I added The Best Glue Ever to the rhinestones and reattached them to the pumpkin.  Worked beautifully!!


Once the glitter had dried, I removed the excess.  I then added a little more of The Best Glue Ever on top because I wanted to add some black glitter.  I patted the black glitter in place, then put the pumpkin aside to dry for awhile.




These pumpkins are now perfect fall decorations for my mantle.


What will you use The Best Glue Ever on today?



Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Lovely Layout


Cynthia has a lovely dimensional layout for you today. She's used lots of dimensional embellishments - a gorgeous frame, beautiful flowers, and feathery butterflies - all adhered using the Best Glue Ever.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’d like to share a shaped card with a stamp set I got from A Jillian Vance Design called 2012 Hope Ink Pink set.

2012 Hope Card by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: Darice; Stamp: A Jillian Vance Design (2012 Hope Ink Pink); Ink: Ranger (Distress Ink) and TSUKINEKO (VersaMark); Embossing Powder: Stampdeous (White); Glitter: American Craft; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (LF-347 Labels Twenty-Three, LF-132 Grand Rectangles); Tool: Ranger (Ink Blending Tool) and ScraPerfect (the Perfect Crafting Pouch); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (the Best Glue Ever); Other: Foam Tape 
I first wanted to heat emboss the image so I prepared my cardstock by swiping the Perfect Crafting Pouch for a clean impression.


Next I cut/embossed two Labels Twenty-Three die cuts for my shaped card base, edged with ink and stamped the die cut with another sentiment which will be the back part of the card. I scored about ¾” from the top and applied the Best Glue Ever on the scored portion. Even up the two shapes to create the card base.

 

Using an ink blending tool, I covered the entire stamped card front with Spun Sugar Distress Ink until desired look. I wanted to apply glitter to one of the ribbon images on the stamp but it was a small area. The fine tip on the Best Glue Ever made it so easy to do. I waited shortly until the glue dried to clear and tacky so that the glitter would go on smoothly without any bumps.


So easy to do and I love how it turned out! If you like what you see here, bookmark ScraPerfect Blog and LIKE us on ScraPerfect FaceBook page for more ideas and inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fixing tools

Good morning, Steph here with a quick tip.

I'm loving the Best Glue Ever because it's fixing all my scrappy tools.  In this instance, I used it on my inking tool to hold the velcro in place.  This inking tool had become very annoying because nothing I used held the velcro to the rubber.  I pulled out the Best Glue Ever hoping for a better result.


I placed some Best Glue Ever on the rubber base, being sure to get it all over the rubber.


I then replaced the velcro and set it aside to dry.


Now my inking tool is as good as new (or perhaps even better!).

What will you fix today?


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Embossed Cards

                         

I also participated in World Card Making day, making some cards to send in to Operation Write Home. I'm just waiting on their free OWH stamp to label them on the back.

I have had some great embossing powders for a while, but I've not done any embossing. I decided this would be a good opportunity elevate some simple, multi-purpose card designs with embossing.

I chose some stamps that would make a nice focal element. Then I dusted a sheet of paper as a work surface with Perfect Crafting Pouch to eliminate static. I found some neutral light cardstock and swiped them with a light coating of PCP. Then I stamped with brown pigment inks, sprinkled a good amount of black sparkle embossing powder, tapped off the excess easily, and heated images with my heat gun.


In a few moments the embossing powder melted and set up shiny and raised, just as promised. The left over powder slid smoothly back into the little jar, with no clinging thanks to the Pouch.

Once the embossed plaques were cool, I wiped them with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to ensure there was no Pouch residue, and proceeded to cut more shapes, ink my edges (and dry the ink with the Pouch), stamp some more images as a frame, and assemble the cards with Best Glue Ever. I raised the plaques with Eco-board.

Needing just another bit of something to finish the cards, I added Dew Drops on tiny spots of BGE, placed with the Embellie Gellie.

For Operation Write Home, it's especially important to use a high quality adhesive, so I'm happy with BGE. I tested the hold a bit by pushing at the different parts now that the cards have sat overnight - and the hold is good and firm.

Last - cleaning my stamps with Best Cleaner Ever and a soft paper cloth!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Cardmaking Day






Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hopefully you've been having a wonderfully crafty day.

I put together a card with papers from My Mind's Eye and a bit of ScraPerfect. After cutting a shape with a Spellbinders die, I treated the paper with the Perfect Crafting Pouch and stamped it -- twice actually.  Another paper, this time a chevron pattern, gets a stamped sentiment with a bit of help from the Pouch.

After stamping, I used the Perfect Crafting Cloth to remove any excess powder from my craft table.

And the entire card is put together with the Best Glue Ever - buttons and all!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cards from Scraps!

One of the best ways to use up those little odds and ends is to make cards. You can combine all sorts of scraps and make great backgrounds. Here's a few Halloween cards I put together.

I had quite a few square-shaped pieces left over from projects. I grabbed a A6 flat card and the Best Glue Ever and randomly adhered squares all over the front. After trimming the edges, I filled in a couple of holes with tissue tape and adhered it to a larger sheet of leftover paper.

I used a large sticker as my sentiment. But I didn't want for it to get lost in the background, so I used foam squares to raise it up. First, I pounced the back of the sticker with the Perfect Crafting Pouch to deactivate the sticker.


And here's another option for all those random sized strips. I grabbed another A6 flat card and the Best Glue Ever and placed thin lines all over the top of the base.


Then, I was free to add my strips randomly over the top of the base. I didn't worry about pieces hanging over the edge. You can see what it looked like at this stage - before trimming. Once I was done adding my strips, I turned the card over and trimmed around the base.


The next step was to frame the base with some orange patterned paper and a black card base. A bit of ribbon and a tag from the same Echo Park paper line is all this needs.