Monday, March 21, 2011

Build a Blossom Glass Art

 As much as I love Stampin'Up, I always look to do things that you don't see everyday. I used the
Build a Blossom stamp set and blossom petels punch, along with our Fantastic
Designer Series Paper. A little bit of CLEARANCE certainly celery ribbon, and we have one great card, with the addition of some suprises, see below.

My son bought this for me for Christmas and I keep finding all kinds of uses for it. Its a melting pot from Michaels, that I used to "Dip" my flower petals and leaves in.
 Just use some thick embossing enamel and your petals take on a Glass Look.

 Not a great pic, but you can see them shine.

Now this was really crazy. I made these 1" custom molds from air dry clay, so to make the button part of the flower, i punched 1" circle of So Saffron, added some green shaved carpet fiber,(free carpet samples from any Home Depot) and poured in the melted enamel. they pop right out!

After constructing the DSP and ribbon, I hot glued the flower peices to the card. Worthy for an easal!
Paper ..So Saffron and Certainly Celery, Clearance DSP.
Ink...So Saffron, wild wasabi, old olive.
Stamps..Build a Blossom and Because I Care.
Other... Melting Pot, embossing enamel, Certainly Celery Ribbon.

See you Guys Next week, TTFN
Marty Blair

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Good Evening all my fellow scrappy buddies. I just wanted to send out this post to let you all know I have updated my blog and my Stampin'Up Home page!
I have had a lot going on here lately, and hope to post some pics of some of my recent projects along with material lists. (my laptop went haywire and I haven't been able to post my pics).
While I'm at it, check out our Clearance Rack. I just ordered some ribbon and all I can say is YIPPPEEEEE! I will admit I have bought a lot of ribbon from Michaels, but I have to say the difference in quality and color is huge,. Not only do we have THE BEST cardstock, but the coordinating ribbons are PRICELESS.  Check out the clearance ribbon, you really cant beat these deals!
All that being said, I'm going back to my own shopping now.
Marty Blair

Carpet Grass.

I got a challenge from someone I work with to use "carpet" on one of my cards.  So here it is.  You can get free carpet samples from Home Depot.  I cut off some of the fiber and used Elmers glue.  Lol.