Monday, December 30, 2013

You spin me right round baby right round...

like a record baby right round round round...ok, are you singing along to Dead or Alive now? haha It has been over a year since I added to my spinner (hanging my head in shame) so I thought this would be a great post to share with you. This is a picture of the 7 Gypsies ATC Spinner without any cards on it

and here is my spinner so far

I made 4 new cards for my spinner using the fabulous 7 Dots Studio papers which are gorgeous and the always fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps!!!!

For my first card I cut out some paper from the "Messy Head" collection in the shape of the 7 Gypsies ATC card and then glued it onto the card.

I also have the handy dandy 7 Gypsies tool that cuts the notches out that you need in order to put the cards onto the spinner, which is handy if you want to make your own cards instead of using their pre-cut cards, which I like to do sometimes!

Then I stamped the Make a wish stamp onto another paper from the "Messy Head" collection and sprayed with some glimmer mist
and you know me, I'm famous for getting all caught up into the making of the art and forgetting to take all the pictures, so now my next picture is of the finished ATC in all it's glory on the spinner! I love this Blowing dandelion and extra seed stamp so much, it's so delicate and gorgeous and the 7 Dots Studio paper really complements it with the text background!

This next ATC was made using the 7 Dots Studio "Messy Head" as well as the "Love is in the air" paper line and the Man and woman symbol

as well as this one using my favorite Birds on a wire large stamp and the Chevron banner stamp
and last but not least I did another short tutorial on how I made this ATC using papers from the 7 Dots Studio "Messy Head" and "Love is in the air" collections. First I cut a piece of paper from the "Messy Head" collection and glued it onto a piece from the "Love is in the air" collection and stamped the Worn clockface stamp onto the text background
I had a fabulous acetate clock overlay from 7 Gypsies and I thought it would look really cool if I placed it over top of this stamped image, but first I wanted to color in a portion of the clock using the gorgeous Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pens
and then I put a rhinestone on the overlay and stapled it on and here is the card on my spinner

 I hope you all enjoyed seeing my ATC spinner and  I was happy to have added some more cards to it because I will admit it was woefully neglected!! haha  Please stop by the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog to see my post and a detailed image of all of the stamps I used.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

'Tis the season

I thought it would be fun since we are getting so close to Christmas to make a few Christmas ATC's using some stamps from the fabulous Plate 1411
 Isn't that gorgeous?? I also used alcohol inks for these ATC's and thought I would show you a few different ways to use them.  For this first ATC I used a piece of transparency and cut it the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size and then took 3 different colors of alcohol ink and dropped them straight from the bottle onto acetate.Then I dropped some drops of blending solution over the colors which caused them to blend, almost looking like stained glass.  You have to let it dry naturally as a heat gun will melt or distort the acetate.
Then I took a piece of patterned paper and cut it to match the size of the transparency and placed it behind it.

I like how the words come through faintly. Then I stamped the ornaments stamp onto the transparency using black Staz On ink and decorated with rhinestones and stickles.
 For the 2nd ATC I used Kromecoat cardstock and then dropped different colors of alcohol inks onto the cardstock and let dry. I wanted to make a bunch of circles so I didn't use any blending solution.
 and then I stamped the "Keep calm and open presents" stamp onto it and added some festive tinsel!
The last ATC I made I dabbed different colors of alcohol inks onto a piece of felt and then added some blending solution to the felt and dabbed all over the Kromecoate cardstock.  I also used some metallic alcohol ink as well.
 and then I stamped the Santa stamp on and used a white sharpie to color in his beard and fur trim, used stickles for the smoke and added a funny saying.
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few different ways that you can use alcohol inks as background as well as my Christrmas ATC's. Tis the season everyone!


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