sabato 19 ottobre 2019

Tutorial Christmas card with Visible Image

My first Christmas card!! Oh, the new Christmas stamp sets by Visible Image are so cool and these match perfectly my style. 
I made this card with a twist: the front round panel can turn so I have two cards in one, and you can find the tutorial here in this post if you like to try this technique.
The yellow panel
And the blue panel
I cut out a circle from a white cardstock and I cut a second one. I made a galaxy background using crystal pigments such Pixie and Infusions. I coloured the two circles in yellow and light blue with the same crystal pigments.
I stamped the two circle with Sentimental Christmas  and Christmas Chaos. I cut out the snow globe base and stamped also with Christmas Chaos.
I adhered a gold thread to the back of the yellow circle and I glued the two circles together
I adhered the two circles to the main panel using two pieces of masking tape. I covered the back with another cardstock. I glued the snow globe base to the bottom of the circle on the front.

giovedì 17 ottobre 2019

Lovely mini paper purses and boxes

A new set of templates is up on my Etsy shop! These are made to create 3 different kind of mini boxes. How cute are these? 
You can spray them with water and crystal pigments to get a rainbow-ish version: 
Or add some lace to get a romantic style

Or make some candy boxes for Halloween
Or some tree decoration or fancy gift holders
These are available in kraft and white heavy cardstock, ready to assemble or use as templates to make more boxes:

sabato 12 ottobre 2019

Altered Steampunk Paintbrush with Mandala 'Capri' Stencils

Hello and happy weekend everyone. In this post I show you some samples made with my new release of Mandala stencils, from MixedMedia project sto some cards.
Over the years I've altered several large paintbrushes, and this one is a new favourite of mine:
And this is the back (or front?) 
Two different styles using the same products, using black gesso as background or white gesso.
A simple card made with metallic paints: despite these stencils are just half Mandala, you can make a whole, round one.

Here a colourful card, made masking the central part of the card and then sponging through the stencil with Distress Oxides:
My favourite one! Gel printed background made with acrylic paints, talc powders and instant coffee (I know this deserves a proper post :-D)
Ooook, I love this one, too! Gel printed, really simple, yet so effective.

Let me introduce you the new Mandala stencils : 'Capri', 'Sorrento' and 'Amalfi', available in my Etsy shop, along with the kraft cardstock version:

martedì 8 ottobre 2019

VideoTutorial: How to Make a Round Book

Do you remember the round book made for the incredible Instagram monthly challenge I've participated in last April? Finally I made a video how to make a round book starting from a regular one (chose one not too thick, if possible):

The flower is from a lovely set by Visible Image

Maybe some of you remember this mini vial containing a Marilyn!
To add texture and embellish the cover I used a new Mandala stencil 'Sorrento', available in my Etsy shop:

sabato 5 ottobre 2019

Tutorial: Matchbox Smile for Visible Image

And welcome back to my Saturday with Visible Image stamps! It was a while I wanted to make a matchbox and then I remember the cute minialbum I made for this video, and, well, it needed desperately a nice package...
This stamp set Capture the moment is one of my fave ever!
Using a template trace and cut the matchbox out of white cardstock
Roll three blobs of acrylic paint on your Gelli® plate
Lay the Visible Image stencil 'Count me in' and press the cardstock face down.
Lift the stencil and press the other cardstock on the Gelli® plate
Stamp the camera from Capture the moment set on white cardstock, leaving the lens clean of ink to create a focal point for the sentiment 
Stamp the word Smile to the center of the stamped camera. Cut the camera out.
Assemble the matchbox with tacky glue and adhere the camera to the front. Add embellishments.
If you like to see how to make the minialbum from scratch and more ideas how to use the Capture the moment set here the video tutorial:

mercoledì 2 ottobre 2019

Videotutorial: Gel Printed feathers with Mandala New Stencils

Lately I've been given a bunch of lovely feathers, and I cannot resist putting some colours on them! The technique is so, so easy to make :-)

In the video I used a new trio of Mandala stencils

And I used one of the feathers (my favourite, the pink one, of course) to make a card
Let me introduce you the new Mandala stencils : 'Capri', 'Sorrento' and 'Amalfi', available in my Etsy shop: