Friday, May 14, 2021

A Christmas Birdhouse in May?

I have been enjoying playing with the new Spellbinders dies designed by Vicky Papailannou of seasonal birdhouses and birds and the coordinating clear stamp set. Today I have the Build a Winter Birdhouse with a cute little bluebird.

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My gorgeous background snowflake paper (Snowflake Flurry) is from The Paper Collage in Phoenix, AZ.  Pamela designed it and I've used it for classes and more! If you are in Phoenix or plan on visiting check out her store!


I chose not to put my sentiment on the cover as this is just too pretty to clutter with words. 


The embossing on the birdhouse again barely shows but I used my white gel pen to make the opening pop. And I used Spellbinders new Glacier card stock (the barely blue) for the bird's wings and belly.  I love the pearls on the sprigs but maybe need to add a little bow at the top of them, what do you think?

Stampin Carol

May [He} establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God.  1 Thessalonians 3:13


 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Gold on Gold Glimmer

Yesterday I showed you the photo as I started my Glimmer Boot Camp for Retailers I'm taking from Spellbinders. Today is a success story!

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Again I used the Sweet Blooms Border glimmer plate.  This is absolutely gorgeous! Well, actually I made this card before the mess you seen yesterday.


Isn't this stunning!!! I used a Glimmer sentiment set called Everyday Sentiments.  It was the Feb. 2019 Glimmer Kit of the Month. 


Trying to get a photo with the amazing shine of the gold foil is almost impossible.  I think at this point this card needs nothing else. What do you think?

Stampin Carol

The Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.  Isaiah 61:11

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A Glimmer Boot Camp

 I've been taking a Glimmer Boot Camp for Retailers from Spellbinders and I've been practicing! I used their Sweet Blooms Border plate on Brushed Gold card stock for this card! I'm learning lots!

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And you probably realize it's Wednesday and there's no video today.  Hubby has an eye exam and we have all kinds of errands. In fact, no videos until June 9. I'll let you know more about this later.

This was my desk last week as I started the Boot Camp.


I whizzed through the Basic class video but when I tried a certain technique, oh my. I'll show you the card using the same plate tomorrow that was a total success. This one, not at all! And if you notice my Glimmer machine in the top photo I have written on it how to place my foil but, needless to say, the Hinge technique is different.


This is after I scrubbed and scrubbed the foil off my plate. I then changed the words on my machine! And added another reminder.  The next photo I had the foil, hinge, paper, everything according to the video. I even used an anti static pad on my card stock (it does help, really!)


So much over foiling!! And places where it barely foiled!  Same thing happened with my 2nd try.

And do you want to know what I was doing wrong?  I didn't have my glimmer plate on the heating platform! I had it completely backwards! Now off to try again!

Do you do any hot foiling?

Stampin Carol

God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.  1 John 4:16

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

A Spring Birdhouse

When I seen the new birdhouse die sets by Spellbinders I just had to get them! They are adorable!

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When I originally made this card it only had flowers across the bottom of the birdhouse but then I showed it to my hubby and.... oops!

This is the original card.

I added smudges to the birdhouse to give it a bit of age. You can't even see the embossing on the front of the birdhouse. I was hoping it would show up with the smudges but... not really. I also added some ink to the corrugated brown post.
 

You can barely make it out with a close up. You can also see the Liquid Pearls I added to the flower centers. I got a bunch from a friend at stamp club that was cleaning out her stash to move. But this next picture shows what happened when hubby held the card to look closer at it.

 

Sadly, he had dirty fingers. See the greasy smudge.... Well, the next morning I fixed it.


I think my fix looks pretty good! What do you think? Inside I'll use a stamp from Spellbinders new Tweet Sentiments clear stamp set. I used a few scraps to make most of the pieces. I have a tendency to save all my little pieces just for projects like this, do you?

Stampin Carol

Then they will learn that You alone are called the LORD, that You alone are the Most High, supreme over all the earth.  Psalm 83:18