Stamp Giveaway & Fun Shimmer Background!

Hi friends! Today we are going to get out the messy media and make some cards!

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Watch the video to see how to make a shimmer background that you can use to enhance several cards! Be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the stamp I used!

Sponsored by Art Neko  *Save 10% off your next order of any size or get free shipping on orders over $50 (whichever discount is greater you get!) just by mentioning thefrugalcrafter!

I will post a giveaway tomorrow on my blog!

Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Spray and flick water onto watercolor paper. Shake on pigment powder. Spread with a brush if desired. Add metallic inks and Let dry.
  2. Stamp and emboss framed flower and color with inks or watercolors. Trim.
  3. Assemble card as shown embellish with sheep paper, thread, and a skeleton leaf.

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the beautiful stamp I used from Art Neko! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Stamp School: Intro to Mixed Media & Watercolor Powders!

Hi friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week! I had a really fun time working on tonight’s project. It is a mixed media card and the thing I love about mixed media is that anything goes!

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I even used the scratch paper that protects my table to make the envelope! Watch the video to see how!

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Hot Deal!

  • Supplies can be found at our sponsor Lost Coast Designs.  Mention TheFrugalCafter in the comments if ordering any stamps or watercolor powders from Lost Coast Designs and save 15%! Discounts will be deducted before they run your credit card or refunded if using PayPal.

Supplies:
Borders, flower and words stamps (Lost Coast Designs)
Waterprook black inkpad (Ranger Archival)
Gold pigment ink pad and gold embossing powder
Heat tool and iron (optional)
Nuance watercolor powders
Watercolor paper (hot press)
White Cardstock
Scrap paper to protect your work area (and will be used to make a matching envelope)
Washi tape
Deli Paper
Heart die cuts (or scissors to hand cut)
Lace trim or ribbon
Buttons
Stencils
***And anything you like! There are no rules, use what you have and most of all have fun!

As promised here is a swatch of the Nuance pigment watercolor powders, they are available in a set of by the pot. I have the set and the color names were not on the containers but you can tell the colors going by the chart on their website.

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Here is the link to the butterfly card tutorial, I used Mod-Podge as a resist instead of embossing powder on that one. Think of all of the supplies you have and how you can incorporate them into your next card! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

I’ll be on This Crafty Life LIVE today!

Hi friends! I am so excited that I have been asked to be a guest on This Crafty Life LIVE today! The show is hosted by Melody Lane and Maymay Helms (two super fun crafters!) Live on the show I will demonstrate how to make this mixed media card:

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The best part is that the show is live so you never know what is going to happen LOL! You can watch the show in the player below live at 12:00 noon Eastern Time but if you want to ask questions in chat make sure to watch it on the YouTube watch page.

Supplies for the project:

  • 140# watercolor greeting card and envelope
  • Nuance watercolor powders (Lost Coast Designs)
  • Stencils
  • Stamps: Butterflies (Lost Coast Designs)
  • Black archival ink-pad, Wild Honey Distress ink-pad
  • Mod-Podge or white glue
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Seam binding-white (ribbon)
  • Die cut or punched flowers (from white cardstock)
  • Hot Glue
  • Cosmetic sponges (aka make-up wedges)

Hot Deal! Mention TheFrugalCafter in the comments if ordering any stamps or watercolor powders from Lost Coast Designs and save 15%! Discounts will be deducted before they run your credit card or refunded if using PayPal.

Be sure to watch the show to see how I made this! If you can’t make it live the replay will be available after! To enter the giveaway visit This Crafty Live LIVE’s website and enter the secret word you heard in the show, but don’t wait, you only have 24 hours to enter! Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

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