Friday, October 19, 2012

Play Day at Art 'n Soul is today (Friday)! Grab your project(s) and supplies, and join your Art 'n Soul friends to play with your latest project(s). Whatever it is you're working on will be even more fun with friends! I wish I could join in the fun this afternoon; however, my husband asked me to attend a business luncheon with him in Tacoma; he'll be listening to the business while I gawk at the cars at the LeMay Car Museum where the luncheon is being held.

Another round of the holiday cards made by the Art 'n Soul team:
by Marj Marion
Wrapping paper used as base paper
Memory Box Snowflake Tree Die:  98405
Memory Box Leaping Deer Die:  98390
Hand-cut triangle background

by Dianne Johnson
Memory Box Snowy Pine Landscape Stamp F1900
Memory Box Leaping Deer Die 98390
Spellbinders Labels Four Die
Cart-us Snow Crystal Embossing Folder 115639/8001
Winter Blues & Frosty Candis
Elizabeth Craft Designs' Glitter Ritz! Cool Highlights
White Embossing Powder

by Alissa Peppley
Savvy Flower Snowflake Stamp 1238F stamped with Tsukineko's Versamark
Savvy Flourish Tree Stamp 1245J using only the star for card corners
Red Embossing Powder
Velvet Paper embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder
Memory Box Corner Bow Die 98371
Washi Paper Tape on white paper strip
Basic Grey Aspen Frost paper cutting out shapes
3 Red Glitter Dome Stickers for center of bow
Glossy Accents

by Deb Kuttel
Magenta Presents Stamp 02.304.N
Prismacolor Colored Pencils

by Susie Tracy

by Debbie Gaetz
Impression Obsession Tapestry Ornament E8324
Impression Obsession Magic of the Season (inside message) B5480
Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments Die S4-334 &
2010 Heirloom Ornaments Die S4-283
Memory Box Crisp Bows Die 98197
E.K. Success Victorian Corner Punch
Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
Tsukineko's Versamark ink
POW Glitter Paper
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet papers

This afternoon while driving home from the grocery store, I looked up at the sky and thought the never-before-seen cloud formations reminded me of a billowing quilt. I had to find a spot to pull over and take a photo with my iPhone . . . of course, the pattern I saw was a little more defined but I hope you get the idea of what I was seeing.

Cloud Formation over Puyallup Valley on Oct. 18, 2012

From the Hero Arts' blog . . .
"Let Your Heart Sing
By Joy Taylor
Featured Product:
CL638 Serenade Beautiful

Hero Materials:
CH106Card Buttons Clear
CH215Neutral Mixed Accents
PW110Embossing Powder - White
PW200Embossing Gun
CL638Serenade Beautiful
CL639Serenade Pocket Watch
AF101Black Ink Pad
AF213Wet Cement Shadow Ink Mid-Tone
VC250VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
PS609Eggshell Layering Paper
PS610Snow Layering Paper
PS686Serenade Paper Pad

Additional Materials:
EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace Edge Punch, Nested Circle Dies, Vellum, Twine, EK Success Embossing Powder Tool, Foam Dimensionals 

  1. Trim Snow Layering Paper to measure a standard size card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.
  2. Trim a piece of Serenade pattern paper to measure 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  3. Trim another piece of Serenade pattern paper to measure 1 1/2 inches.
  4. Stamp onto the piece of pattern paper that measures 1 1/2 inches with Wet Cement ink to create a custom background pattern paper.
  5. Trim another two pieces of pattern paper, one measuring 1/4 inch and another big enough to put through a border punch.
  6. Punch a border strip and adhere to the stamped piece of pattern paper, measuring 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  7. Cover the joint of the two pieces that are adhered together with the 1/4 inch strip of pattern paper.
  8. Cut out a circle of vellum and apply a dusting of powder to stop static happening when embossing.
  9. Ink up birdcage stamp with Versamark Ink and stamp into the center of the circle die cut, apply a coat of embossing powder and heat set.
  10. To form the edge around the vellum, cut two circle dies one inside the other to form a border, adhere this to the vellum, and add this to the pattern paper with foam dimensionals.
  11. Trim a small strip of Serenade pattern paper and ink up the sentiment stamp with Memories Black Dye ink and stamp onto pattern paper.
  12. Adhere a clear button to pattern paper with Glossy Accents, allow to dry, trim around and poke holes to allow for twine to be added.
  13. Adhere the button to the end of the sentiment, tie off twine into a bow and cut a V into the other end of the sentiment banner. Adhere to the pattern paper with foam dimensionals.
  14. Add pearls to the top and bottom of the 1 /4 inch strip and sentiment banner.
  15. Adhere this to the front of the card with more foam dimensionals.

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Tip: Don't be afraid to use different colored inks and patterned papers to create your own custom background paper."

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