Saturday, August 17, 2013

Clay Faux Marble

Does the sentiment look a bit like it's carved in stone? It's actually stamped Simply Pressed Clay!

 -dye 2 pieces of Simply Pressed clay with ink refills
-knead the colours together and place on a hard surface
-position 2 craft sticks on either side of the clay to roll it an even thickness
-stamp the rolled clay and let dry overnight
-cut a shape with the Big Shot and framelit

-One in a Million 132052
-Basic Black ink pad 126980
-Smoky Slate ink refill 131159
-Basic Gray ink refill 109121
-Smoky Slate card stock 131202
-Basic Gray card stock 121044
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Basic Black card stock 121045
-Big Shot 113439
-Chalk Talk framelits 129983
-Pretty Print embossing folder 132175
-piercing tool 126189
-rolling pin
-wooden craft sticks
-Basic Black 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon
-Silver 1/8 in. Mini brads 122941

Monday, August 5, 2013

Embossing Powder Rose

The "gold" rose on my card is made from melted embossing powder poured into a Simply Pressed Clay mould. Because the moulds are made of silicone they can handle the heat.

I used an aluminum spoon from an old chemisty set and my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. The handle gets really hot so make sure to protect your fingers. Take a look at a second-hand store for a cheap spoon with a plastic handle. 

The volume of embossing powder really diminishes when it's melted, so you have to use a lot. Also, it loses its metallic look if you heat it too long.

I got inspired to make some wearables, too!

Mount the embellishments on Brushed Gold card stock(102935). Trim it and back it with Coaster Board (129392) and glue on a pin. 

Make two EP roses and glue them to post earring findings.

I swapped some of these at Convention!

-melt some Embossing Powder in a spoon with your heat tool

-pour it into the Simply Pressed clay mould
-press plastic against the back if you want it flat
-BE CAREFUL! It can be hot!
-lift the plastic to remove the flower
-trim away any excess material
-cut a heart from scrap card stock
-position it on the stamped mat with temporary adhesive
-position the cut-out over the heart with temporary adhesive and remove the heart
-arrange the embellishments in the cut out
-adhere the embellishments with glue dots and remove the cut-out

-En Francais 128562
-Loving Thoughts 128436
-Crumb Cake pad 126975
-VersaMark pad 102283
-Naturals Ivory card stock 101849
-Soft Suede card stock 115318
-Baked Brown Sugar card stock 131296
-Big Shot 13439
-Hearts Collection framelits 125599
-Heat tool 129053
-Blossom and Buttons Simply Pressed Clay moulds 131272
-Neutrals Designer buttons 130031
-Very Vintage Designer buttons 129327
-In Color Boutique Details 130938
-Vintage Faceted Designer buttons 127555
-Antique brads 117273
-Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
-Large Pearl Basic Jewels 125577
-Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Stretch trim 130022
-Victoria Crochet trim 118481
-Glue dots 103683
-Gold embossing powder 109129

Friday, August 2, 2013

Flip Card Framelits are here!

Cards with a mechanism that moves are so much fun but time consuming to make. The new Flip Card framelits from Stampin' Up! are easy to use. Just cut the pieces with your Big Shot and start creating your flip cards.

There are two different sets of framelits. In each one you get the card die and lots of extra die shapes.

133479 Label flip card framelit  $40.95
133480 Circle flip card framelit $40.95

Watch the video to see some inspiring samples.

Don't own a Big Shot yet? It's the perfect creative tool. Check out this fun video to see just how much we love it!