Globecraft Piccolo will be at the Heirloom Pro Stamp Show this weekend, Aug 2nd and 3rd with our parent company, Sweet Stamps in Novi, Michigan. Stop by our booth and join the fun with this great make and take featuring a few new Piccolo's, embossing powder, Instant UV resin and a wonderful background technique. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
For my Piccolo card today, I have used The Night Before Christmas Accents set. I applied Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid to the sleigh and reindeer and then heat embossed with Piccolo Siam Silver Embossing Enamel. Just look at all that sparkle!
For my background, I used a wonderful deep blue metallic paper with lots of sparkle. I die cut a circle which I dry embossed with my Cheery Lynn Cheetah embossing plate. I thought it looked like craters on the moon. Along the bottom of the card, I added Cheery Lynn's Winter Neighborhood border. Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Be sure to visit the Globecraft Piccolo blog for more inspiration.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
For my Globecraft Piccolo project today, I have created a Butterfly Wall Decoration using one of the frame kits. I used glue to adhere my DP to two of the layers of my frame. I sanded the edges for a bit of rustic look. For the outer frame, I applied Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid and then heat embossed it with Piccolo Ruby Red Slippers Enamel. I also embossed the largest butterfly from the Butterfly Accents set with Ruby Red and the smallest butterfly in the set with Piccolo Real Rust Enamel. You can actually bend the wings of the butterflies up for some added interest.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Today is the July 2014 New Release day for Cheery Lynn Designs. We have a wonderful collection of new dies available for purchase in the store. I, of course, could not resist using some of the new Holiday dies.
For my first card, I used the card base you saw me create in my Center Step Card Tutorial. I have added the new Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath to the main panel. I die cut the words twice, once out of the black card stock, then again out of DP. I layered them just a bit offset to create a bit of a shadow. Along the bottom of my card, I added the new Trick or Treat Border. Isn't it just the cutest! I used my Alison's Ribbons die to add the accents on the side pieces of my card. And of course, you have to have bats from the Going Batty die.
I finished the inside of the card with another Trick or Treat Border and Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath. One of the circles from the Silver Circle Stackers set fit perfectly behind the wreath.
For my second card, using my Scalloped Square Stackers and matching Silver Square Stackers, I created a diagonal easel card. I added the new Icicles Border to the top of the front and the bottom of the inside of this card. The new Dancing Snow Flurries die is a wonderful lacy border of swirls and snowflakes which fit perfectly both inside and out.
Using my Sentiment Tag 2 die set, I cut a background for the new Merry Christmas w/Tree Sentiment. The little snowflake is part of this die as well. The last step was to add a bunch of bling to all the snowflakes.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Sandy with you today and I have created a lovely pendant using my Piccolo Vintage Clock Necklace Set. This is a fun set and I think it would make a good key chain fob as well.
I began by coating the base with Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid and then heat embossing with Deep Blue Sky Enamel Powder. I did this on both sides, holding it with tweezers when I heated the back so I did not mess up the front embossing. I used Micro Gold for the clock face and the pendulum. I wanted the round center in the face of the clock to look like glass, so I added a few layers of Instant UV Resin. You can't see this in the photo, but it really is a cool effect. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
This week the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is In Stitches. You can use real or faux stitches. I chose to use my dies to create my stitches. I began with a card base created with my French Flair Stackers. Then I used the French Flair Nesting Set to add the stitches around the outer edge.
I also added some faux stitching to the DP circle panel in the center using my Large Circle Stitcher Plate. This is a great way to add some texture to your project. Finished size is 5 5/8" square.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
One of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs is the Center Step Card die. There have been a lot of requests for a tutorial showing how to use this die. So I have done a little step by step for you. First of all, there are a total of 6 dies in the package and they are resting on a magnetic sheet. You do not use the magnetic sheet in your machine, that is simply for storage.
Take a piece of card stock and cut it down to 6 x 12 inches (or slightly less than 6 if you are using a Cuttlebug) Obviously you will need extended plates for your die cut machine. Using the largest die, which is your card base, tape it down to your card stock and run it through your die cut machine.
With the card stock right side up, the above picture shows you the direction you want to fold your score lines. I burnish these scores line down quite well.
And here you see what the base looks like after the folding.
Now it is time to die cut the 5 individual panels. Choose your papers, the die on the top in the photo above is the inside panel. Tape each die down and run them through your die cut machine.
And here is the front of my card with the panels attached.
And the inside of my card with the panel attached. Very simple and oh, so gorgeous. Stop by on July 15th for the Cheery Lynn Designs July 2014 new release to see how I have decorated my card. For dies used in the sample card at the top of this post, visit my previous blog post here.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
The Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week is Christmas in July. I love to make Christmas cards so I had to play along. I began my card with the fabulous English Tea Party Doily and matching Angel Wing. It makes the perfect frame for this adorable Mo Manning digi image.
I used my smallest Horizon Fishtail Banner for the computer generated saying. I bowed the banner a bit for some extra interest. I used Antique Linen Distress ink around all of the card stock for a more vintage look. You can see the lovely detail on the Holly Leaves in the above photo.
I used my Lilith Doily Edger for the vertical panel behind the doily and the matching Fancy Corner Cut for the upper left corner of the background paper. Finished size is 5.75 inches square.
I love it when July rolls around because that means I can make Christmas projects again! Today I am using my Globecraft Memories Christmas Tree Ornament set. You get a center ring to which the tree is attached, 2 globes and 2 more rings to place over the globes. I chose to make my ornament two sided rather than creating a background with my second globe. I began by coloring the large ring with Carmine Red 3D Stamp Paint, on both sides. Then I heat embossed the tree using Piccolo Mossy Glen Embossing Powder. Once the first side was cool, I applied embossing powder to the other side, used tweezers to hold the ornament in the air while I heated the powder. That way the reverse side did not get messed up. The heat can go through the chipboard and soften the other side, so let it cool before setting it back down. I then used the same process on the bottom of the tree using Piccolo Ultra Thick White. I left it chunky so it looks like snow. I added some Gold 3D Stamp Paint to the star on top of the tree and some gems as decorations.
For the two outer rings, I used Piccolo Vintage Gold. I love the texture of the enamel, it is so old world gold. I applied a light coat of Ultimate Glue to one of the globes and then set it down on the red ring. I used one of the gold rings to press it down and make sure it was straight. I then applied glue to the gold ring and set that down over the globe. I used some clamps to help it set up. Then I repeated the process on the other side. The last step was to add some Medium Holly and Berries. I heat embossed the Holly with Mossy Glen and used gems as my berries.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
The Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week is Wonderful Weddings. I think white on white is the perfect color for a wedding card. I began with the gorgeous Wedding Vows frame, adding French Lattice Small behind the bride and groom.
For the inside of my easel card, I used Dotted Swiss Embossing Plate for the background panel and then added a trimmed piece from my Lattice Valance Border. My three flowers were created with the Sweet Christine flower strip, adding gems as the centers. The final step was to add the words "Always and Forever". I used the new Thermoweb Double-sided Adhesive Sheets for the words and boy do they work great! The perfect way to adhere your sentiments.
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