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Home Decor Frame and Fridge Magnets

You may be wondering where I disappeared to!  Here I said in my last post to stay tuned for more details on the various projects I shared and then, poof! I vanish LOL Sorry about that!  At the point of my last post, my husband and I hadn’t even begun our Christmas shopping or finalizing plans. Needless to say that kept us very busy and then when Christmas Eve came around…….. God decided that was the moment to bless our daughter with the birth of her little son Mason.

We enjoy time with this little one whenever we get the opportunity and grateful for that.  Needless to say our Christmas plans were bumped out a week as Mom and baby settled in at their home.

Here he is at just 5 days old.  Isn’t he just a little bundle of joy!

Okay, I know I could go on about him but I need to focus on the projects! ūüėÄ

If you recall I shared a home decor frame using the Eclipse Technique to create the ‘LOVE’ artwork.

 

Decide what size you would like your project to be.  I have spare picture frame matte’s laying around, so I created my imagery and wording to fit within these parameters. On Whisper White cardstock, I stamped my images from the set, Tranquil Tulips (hostess exclusive only), in Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi for the stems.  Oh and lets not forget the little flower centres, which are stamped using Soft Suede stamped off once before adding to the flowers.

Next I laid out the Large Letters dies to create the word “LOVE”.  I ran this through the Big Shot, attached my artwork to Basic Black cardstock, popping up the die cut letters so they stand out. You may have also noticed that I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots to the project, for an added touch of dimension.

Fairly easy, isn’t it?  I did create a video tutorial on how to use the Eclipse Technique.  I did do this for a Christmas card, so the imagery is different but you may watch that video HERE!

 

The second 3-D project I had shared in my previous post were tile magnets.  I managed to find some fun tiles that were skinny and long.  I actually have two different widths and decided it would be fun to create sayings on the super skinny ones!  Since I am a coffee drinker, I used the Merry Cafe stamp set and Labeler Alphabet stamp set to create a couple fun magnets from both the super skinny and double width tiles.  I also thought it would be fun to stamp imagery and colour on a magnet.

If you look closely at the tile with the woman, you’ll see mottled colour as the background.  Using bubble wrap, I coloured on it using Stampin’ Blends Markers, then I laid my tile on the bubble wrap and rubbed the colour onto the tile. It created this fun look.

For the line image and the wording, I used Black Star On as it really does work the best on tiles.  I decided to play with different magnets as well, so some have adhesive backed magnets from a roll (found at most dollar stores) and the other style magnet was the thick round magnets (also found at the dollar store) that I attached to the tiles using E6000 adhesive.

What do you think of these fun 3D projects?

On a little side note, in the past I have tried to post 4 or 5 times a week but I have found with my hectic schedule it is hard to maintain.  At this point in time, I am going to change my frequency of posts to twice a week and see how this goes!  If you wish to stay updated on specials, events and more, that I offer, please be sure to sign up for my newsletter via my Stampin’ Up! website, and also by following me on Facebook. I also share other projects I have made on my Facebook that you won’t always see here, so do check it out ūüėČ

Check back later this week for more details on the cards and scrapbook page I had shared December 15th.

Friday Focus – Colourful Seasons

Wednesday my husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary (12 years together) and each day is still like we are just beginning our journey together. ¬†We work hard at making each day special and spending time together. ¬†God has blessed us in so many ways and we continue to look to Him for strength and guidance in all we do. ¬†I misplaced my original card for Chris, so I gave him a different card, then later in the day remembered where the other one was and gave that to him as well. ¬†He was confused, surprised and happy to receive two cards ūüôā ¬†The joy of a hand crafted card… who can resist!

Speaking of who can resist…… have you fallen in love with the bundle Colourful Seasons? ¬†We are a full month into the new catalogue already and let me just say that this catalogue is inspiring! ¬†With so many wonderful products it was tough selecting this weeks Friday Focus but Colourful Seasons came out the winner and I have some gorgeous projects to share with you from some very talented stampers!

Let’s start with Natalie Lapakko’s creation. Her layout is so clean and the colours so crisp, your eyes are immediately drawn to the Muskoka chair sitting in front of the bold background wash. ¬†Want to know how she did the watercolour wash? Click the photo to check out her post as she provides you with the instructions. Fun and easy to do!

Next we have this beautiful card created by Crafty Little Peach. ¬†Notice how she used blues and greens as well? ¬† I’m loving the look of the coloured embossing paste. ¬†Mine has arrived but I have not had a chance to experiment with it yet. ¬†I can’t wait! If you look closely, you’ll notice that Crafty Little Peach coloured her die cut leaf as well and layered over the paste background. Another crisp, clean layout with popping colours and another season ‘displayed’. ¬†Think how versatile this set is with the imagery for all four seasons!

On to another season here, let’s check out this sweet floral card by Jari Francis. ¬†You can see by the image that she also decorated the inside of the card. ¬†This card has a great balance. Plenty of white space, uneven number of flowers, just a few colours used… sometimes we forget how these elements affect our feelings and emotions. ¬†This card makes me feel calm and that little birdie with his face turned upwards as though he is singing, makes me happy.

For now, I’ll skip the winter season. ¬†While I will likely end up beginning Christmas cards next month, I’m not quite ready to face that season yet. ¬†I am just beginning to enjoy the beautiful warm weather ūüôā

Have a fantastic weekend and I’ll see you soon!