OSA picked me for August SAM!

Happy Sunday folks! I am so happy that I can finally share this project with you! I was asked to be Oriental Stamp Arts Stamp Artist of the Month for August and I jumped ant the chance. Here is the project I chose to share with the group. All stamps are from About Art Accents:

Stamps: About Art Accents, Paper: K&co, DCWV, Tool: Scor-pal, Other: Bic round stick pen, glue stick, ribbon/trim

Here is a look at the cards:

Tip: make the envelopes first them decorate the cards with the pattern apper scraps!

And the box close up:

Look how neat and tidy, what a great gift! you can add a roll of stampes or sealing wax and a pretty seal, it is up to you!

Here is how to make it, it is super easy using a Scor-pal but you can measure and score with a ruler and bone folder if you do not have a scoring board.

Here is a peek at a visual template for the box and lid, print it out if you like, also if you prefer written instruction on how to make this you can get them on the OSA website.

The second video shows you how to make the envelope, glue stick and beaded pen.

Here is the cheat sheet for the scor-pal envelopes shown in the video:

Thank you OSA for this honor…I get a sash and tiara right?

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Spray it!

Looking for a fun way to make a background for a card? Try using mists and sprays on cardstock then cutting up the cardstock for card bases. Here I used my home made sprays to cover the cardstock then I placed a sheet of plastic wrap over it and let it dry:

Stamps: About Art Accents, White Cardstock (sprayrd) Georgia Pacific, Pattern Cardstock: DCWV (once upon a time stack)

Stamps: About Art Accents, White Cardstock (sprayed) Georgia Pacific, Pattern Cardstock: DCWV (once upon a time stack)

I used watercolor and water mixed in a spray bottle to make my color sprays (If you don’t have watercolor you can use re inkers) and I put fine pearl ex plus gum arabic/water (or use hairspray) and watercolor in other bottles. All the stamps on these cards are by About Art Accents and the paint is by M Graham & co. (2 of my faves there!) I love the effect and it’s Oh so Thrifty! To read my in depth article on making shimmer spray click here. Also the new issue of Vamp Stamp News features sprayed backgrounds, get your copy today!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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