Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Are you signed up? This event is free -- but we need you to sign up in advance so we know how many to prepare for! Get ready to welcome Lifestyle Crafts to Art 'n Soul!

$200 Lifestyle Crafts Shopping Spree
(must be present to win)

Other Giveaways
Ali says most everyone will go home with something!

Ali from Lifestyle Crafts will be at Art 'n Soul on Friday, April 26 from 6:00 to 8:o0 p.m. for a party celebrating some new products! There is a make 'n take card (shown above) . . . there is letterpress to learn and try . . . there are dies and embossing folders to see and try out . . . there are the Shape 'n Tape sheets to die cut . . . and there is the Genius Plate Package that fits the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, embosser, etc., that will last far longer than the clear plastic plates we keep replacing due to wear.

I'm excited to learn more about Letterpress . . . and I'm excited for you to learn more about the Genius Plates! Please sign up and join us after work at Art 'n Soul on Friday, April 26. You won't be disappointed!

From Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko . . .

"AIR Tutorial #1 April

It is my turn to share another Tutorial as an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko.  Today I am sharing how to create your own background paper using the fabulous Fireworks! Craft Ink Spray, along with the Ink Potion No.9.

Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Supplies:
  • Fireworks! Craft Ink Spray - Angel Pink, Summer Sky, Lulu Lavendar
  • StazOn - Jet Black
  • StazOn Cleaner
  • Ink Lotion No.9
  • Memento Markers - Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Dandelion,Pear Tart, Olive Grove
Preferred Promotional Partners:
  • GC-001 Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur Cutting Machine
  •  S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Card Creator
  • S5-181 A2 Bracket Borders One Spellbinders™ Borderabilities® Card Creator
  • Penny Black®, Inc. - sent with love cling stamp
Other: White card, pink card, Heat Tool, Acrylic Block, double sided tape,Want2Scrap bling, black Seam Binding, embellishment for bow

Start by spraying white card with Fireworks! Craft Ink Spray - Angel Pink, wait for it to dry and spray different areas with Fireworks! Craft Ink Spray - Summer Sky.  Either allow to dry naturally or use a Heat Tool.

Repeat the spraying process, this time using the Fireworks! Craft Ink Spray -Lulu Lavendar.  Dry the card carefully using the Heat tool, ready for the next step.
Carefully spray using Ink Lotion No.9, this works beautifully with water based ink,helping the colours blend together.  Once the card is dry you can see the shimmer that the Fireworks! Craft Ink Spray leaves - you can see it ion the photo below - if you look carefully.
Using StazOn - Jet Black, stamp the  Penny Black®, Inc. - sent with love cling stamponto the sprayed card.  Colour the flowers using Memento Markers - start with Angel Pinkfollowed by Rose Bud using an Aqua Pen.  Keep adding layers of colour until you get the depth of colour you are looking for - remember that the Fireworks! Craft Ink Spray can be a little resistant. 
Colour the center of the flowers using the Dandelion Memento Markers,adding layers to get the colour required.  Colour the stem using Pear Tart Memento Marker,  highlighting with Olive Grove.

Using the Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur Cutting Machine cut and emboss the image with the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Card Creator.

NOTE:  Don't forget to look after your stamps and clean them using StazOn Cleaner.
To finish the card I have layered the image into pink card with the corners rounded and the lower edge cut using the A2 Bracket Borders One Spellbinders™ Borderabilities® Card Creator.  Attach Black Seam Binding around the lower edge of the white card and attach a double black Seam Binding bow.  Glue the embellishment to the center of the bow.  Adhere to the white card using double sided tape. Finish by adding Want2Scrap - Swirls Finesse Rhinestones.

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!"


From Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs . . . 

by Els for Elizabeth Craft Designs
"Earlier I posted a flip it card with the Tulip Peel Off sticker. I wanted to do the same card using the Circle of Roses Peel Off sticker. You get such a beautiful result with the flip it die and it's really easy! For the coloring I used the Distress markers. Background is the Yellow Iris Shimmer Sheetz and I used a Sizzix embossing folder and sanded the Shimmer Sheetz using a sanding block. This is the link to the Tulip card"

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