Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my dear friends. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you today. I hope you will take some time for a bit of creative therapy. You deserve a little “ME” time after the busy week you just put in. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Have you ever tried working with clear acrylic? I encourage you to play with your supplies to add different techniques to the acrylic. Embossing and inking, alcohol resist technique, or adding your own fussy cutting and adhering to the acrylic sheet are also great possibilities. Leah Crow fussy cut leaves out of different patterned paper and adhered them to her acrylic sheet. This is a perfect time to use up some of those scraps you’ve been saving. Add a touch of color and you will create a beautiful look on your next project.
I love how you can go from elegant to whimsical just by the different techniques and paper that you use on acrylic. How special would it be to add a photo of you and your loved ones? Once you bring out all of your embellishments, the magic begins! Be sure to stop by the Clear Scraps blog so you can write down what materials Leah used to create this wonderful acrylic layout. Have fun crafting!
I just fell in love with this adorable little guy, how about you? And what’s not to love about this reverse masking technique? The blues really allow the little fox’s color to pop. If you are not familiar with the term “reverse masking” it involves cutting out a shape with a die-cutting machine, punches, or scissors and then using the negative of the cut shape as a mask to cover up parts of the cardstock you don’t want inked, leaving the shape revealed to stamp and sponge.
There are so many different products you can incorporate in your projects; Embossing Powders, Gelatos, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst are just a few. To learn more about the reverse masking technique, click here and I will lead you on over to a wonderful tutorial. You will see step-by-step instructions of this technique. The possibilities are endless and you are going to love it. I hope you have been inspired to give this fun technique a try. A big thank you to Judy Rozema for her fabulous inspiration!
Don’t you just love it when a beautiful card comes together so quickly? I love how Lols added depth and dimension to this card. The different layers really add to this card, along with making the flower very showy. Just by changing up the sentiment this can be a card made for any occasion.
What a fabulous background made using the Woodgrain Background Stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Lols also used a dot fade stencil and embossing paste to create some texture. While the paste was still wet she sprinkled it with Vintage Platinum Distress Dust. By using this same background you can create several totally different cards, or crank out several of the same in no time. With the holidays fast approaching, you could create a poinsettia instead of the flower to make it into a Christmas card. Now that you have an idea for your holiday cards, you can get started on them before the big rush of the season. Let me take you over to Lorraine’s Loft so you can see all of the supplies you will need to get started. Have fun, my creative friends!
I love having things in my home that are a bit different from the norm, so when I came upon these fun book clocks I knew I had to create them. I made a gallery using several of my favorite books for my craft room, and can I say “WOW!” My wall turned out so great! I knew I absolutely had to share this tutorial with you.
If you don’t have any books that you want to cut up, there are many flea markets or thrift stores where you can purchase these at very inexpensive prices. You can place your clock hands anywhere on the book that you desire. If you are doing several for one wall, I suggest creating each differently to give your wall some interest. You can also set your clock on a table to create a fun home decor piece. These make wonderful gifts as well. For step-by-step instructions, I’ll take you over to Woonblog where you will be inspired by Tom and his many creations.
I love, love, love pumpkin ice cream and cookies. They are some of my very favorite treats, so with the two combined life couldn’t be better. I was so happy when I came upon this idea. What a fun treat to serve to your family this fall. This is a great treat that doesn’t call for a recipe and is super quick and easy to make.
Make your own cookies or use store-bought cookies if you are in a hurry. This is a dessert you could use any flavor of your favorite ice cream and cookies. This festive fall treat will create many smiles and bring many compliments. Come with me over to Eighteen 25 to see how easy it is to make these! I hope you enjoy every bite! 🙂
Thank you again for stopping by today. I will see you back next Saturday with more great projects to inspire you throughout your week. I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family and friends, and create fun memories that you will forever cherish!