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Whimsy Tags [via Stampington.com]
By Vanessa Spencer
Stamp resist techniques are so easy and really add some interest to your projects. You can use the various stamp resist techniques in mixed-media projects or create some simple, yet elegant tags. For this project, I used a resist technique where I stamp with acrylic paint and then use distress inks (blended) over the stamped image. First ink up your stamps from the Fanciful Whimseys: Portrait Gallerie collection with the Malted Milk acrylic paint dabber (5JBD28833) and stamp the images onto plain white tags. To speed up the drying process, use the coloriser heat tool (5EK-EKHG01) to dry the paint. Ink up the Alcohol Ink Applicator tool (5TH-TIM20745) with some Tattered Rose distress ink (5TH-TIM20240) and gently blend the ink onto the tag, then ink the applicator tool with some Walnut Stain distress ink (5TH-TIM19534) and blend it into the tag slightly around the edges. Distress the edges of the tags with the paper distresser tool (5TO-370) then ink over the edges with the Walnut Stain ink. Punch a hole in the top of each tag and add some dark brown seam binding ribbon (5SG-15149) to each tag. If you want the tags to look really aged and distressed, you can always add more brown ink or try crunching up the tag and then flattening it out so it looks worn.

 

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Candlestick Holder

 

Candlestick Holder

Candlestick Holder

I made a candlestick holder today. It was incredibly¬†easy. I put some artificial snow on, let it dry and tied the ribbbons. They are wired to the frame. The stamp was made with Stampin’ Up ink and reindeer stamp. The “Create Joy” stamp was one I owned before I was associated with Stampin’ Up. The beauty of this project is in its simplicity.

 


Country with a Bit of Glitzy 2

This is the same centerpiece shown in “Country with a Bit of Glitzy 1” yet the mood is very different due to the country look of the candle.


Country with a Bit of Glitzy

Centerpiece

Country with a bit of glitzy


Warm Wishes

Snowman

Warm Wishes

I made this card last year at a Stamp a Stack hosted by Beverly. I tucked a few away and found them while sending cards out. I liked it too much to give all of them away and tucked one in the wreath behind my desk. Somehow adding paper crafts to a wreath just makes it better. All materials in the card are from Stampin’ Up.


Simple Country Christmas Wreath

Country Christmas Wreath

Country Christmas Wreath

This wreath was made by spraying a grapevine wreath form with white floral spray paint . A simple bow and various picks were used to build up the design at the bottom. Note that the design is intentionally off center.


Time to Stop Crafting

Mrs. Carter's Wreath

Mrs. Carter's Wreath

My floor is crunchy with glitter, artificial snow and the occasional bit of broken glass. My kitchen stinks of hot glue. I’ve got a real mess to clean up. It’s time to stop and to get on with the stuff I supposed to be doing. Here’s one of the items I was working on. It’s for the lady who cleans my classroom. The custodians really run the school. I still need 3 {yes three} gifts for the IT folks who save my butt now and again, and a host of others. Even so, my heart’s not in it today. My mom is sick and I might need to go home suddenly. Clean clothes are a requirement. I think this is it for this weekend.