Fun Friday Technique: Wet Paper Stamping

Mothers Day Card: Using the Wet Paper Stamping Technique. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

So today’s Fun Friday Technique got postponed till today – Sat due to power loss & minor flooding. All is well here no damage – but it is rather hard to create by candlelight.

So today I am showing you how you can use yours stamps to create a wet paper watercoloring background. This is easy but it can get a little messy, but looks pretty effective.

What you need
– You choice of colour Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad stick to two to three so you do not get muddy mixing of colours.
Watercolour Paper
Spray Pen filled with Water. These are great check out my Product Review on these fab pens
– Stamps of choice – I find ones that have a shadow & outline work great. I used the stamp set out of the Workshops Your Way® Here for You Cardmaking Kit which is only available till end of Apr 2017

Technique Process
– Spray liberal amounts of water onto your Watercolour Paper

Wet Paper Stamping - Wet paper first with a Spray Pen www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
– Randomly stamp your image with chosen colour & allow for it to bleed and run.

Wet Paper Stamping - stamp with inks over the wet paper & allow to bleed www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
– If you need to spray with more water.
– Dry the background with a heat tool – tip turn the piece of card over & dry from both sides to make sure your card dries flat.
– Stamp the outline of the image in black over the coloured areas.

Wet Paper Stamping - stamp black outlines www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Bonus Tip
– Grab your Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen to add any other details as I did for the small rose.

I hope you enjoyed this Friday Fun Technique and I hope you give it a try over this weekend.

Till next time Maz

Fun Friday Technique: Using the Back of your My Acrylix® Stamps to Stamp

Using the Back of your My Acrylix® Stamps to Stamp www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

This Fun Friday Technique uses the back of the Close To My Heart My Acrylix®  stamps to create a shadow to sit behind your outlined image. This technique works best with symmetrical stamps. The My Acrylix®  stamps are sticky enough on the front that they will mount onto the My Acrylix® Blocks without falling off during your stamping process.

What you need
– Your choice of Close To My HeartMy Acrylix®  stamps – best to use symmetrical stamps. I used the Feb Stamp of The Month Easter Bunny – which wasn’t excatly symetrical but enough to make the technique work.
My Acrylix® Block to fit your chosen stamp image.
– Cardstock
– Chosen colour of Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads I used Bamboo for my shadow & Cocoa for the outline.

Technique Process
– Add your stamp face down on the My Acrylix® Block – this is completely opposite of how you would normally mount your stamp, but you are going to use the back of your stamp to ink & and stamp with.
– Ink your stamp with your chosen colour of Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads & stamp your image.
– You will now have a shadow of the stamp image.
– Clean off the ink using the My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber & the My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner
– Now turn your stamp image over & retamp over your shadow with the outlined image.

TIP
If the front of the stamp will not stick to the My Acrylix® Block & does fall off before you get a chance to stamp or even ink the back of your image, just clean the front of the stamp with My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner & you will find it will stick to your block much better

That’s it! It is easy & very effective.

I hope you enjoyed this Friday Fun Technique and I hope you give it a try over this weekend.

Till next time Maz

Fun Friday Technique: Coordinating Thin Cuts Masking & Stencils

Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking Fun Friday Technique: Masking & Stencils with Close To My Heart Thin Cuts. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auClose To My Heart now offer some Coordinating Thin Cuts with some of their stamps. When you get the matching Thin Cut normally you would use it to cut out your image, so today I am showing you how you can use the Coordinating Thin Cuts as a mask to create a halo effect when you add your background to your image and why we are at it why not use the negative of one of the shapes as a stencil, like I have with this circle.

This means you can use your thin cuts for more techniques not just cutting out your stamped image.

What you need
– Your choice of Stamps with Matching Thin Cuts I used the Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle which includes both the Stamp Set and the matching Thin Cuts and the Basic Circle Thin Cuts
– Close To My Heart Cardstock
– Close To My Heart Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads

Technique Process
– Stamp your image in Black Memento™ Ink
– Colour the image in. I used the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers
– Cut out your matching Thin cut from a post it.
– Place the negative cut out over your image so you can be sure to align your mask, pop your mask in & remove the negative. Now you can be sure that the mask is in the correct position.
– Place the negative of the shape you want the sponged colour to be, I used the Basic Circle Thin Cuts.
– Sponge lightly with your lightest colour starting from your mask out to the background of your paper. Apply more ink if you want the colour darker. Always start lighter & re-apply to make the colour darker.
– Now put your card together.

That’s it! It is easy & very effective.

I hope you enjoyed this Friday Fun Technique and I hope you give it a try over this weekend.

Till next time Maz


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Sanding over Dry Embossing

Fun Friday Technique: Sanding over Dry Embossing 

Happy Thoughts Embossing www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auClose To My Heart Exclusive Cardstock has a fab property – it has a white core!

This means it is great for a fun technique of sanding the Cardstock to reveal the white core as I have done for this card.

What you need
– An embossing folder. I used the Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder
– A Sanding Kit
– Close To My Heart Cardstock

Technique Process
– Insert your cardstock into an embossing folder & run it through an embossing machine like the Cuttlebug or A Big Shot
– Remove the cardstock and lightly sand over the raised areas witheither the block or file from your sanding kit

That’s it! It is easy & very effective.

I hope you enjoyed this Friday Fun Technique and I hope you give it a try over this weekend.

Till next time Maz

Tips, Tricks & Ideas for your Welcome Home Wreath Kit 3

Welcome Home Wreath Kit www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
So by now you may have actually created your Welcome Home wreath kit – if not there still time & there are other posts on what you need to create your Welcome Home Wreath Kit & what else you can do with the Welcome Home Wreath Kit if you do not want to create the wreath.

This post is all about the left over piece – the chipboard centre piece because I know that you are asking what can I do with that!

If you haven’t already seen the DIY Succulent Wreath Kit video – Make sure you do it is fab & has some great tips

For more Tips, Tricks & Ideas check out my Facebook event  which is happening on Sat 28 Jan where I will post as often some fab ideas that you can use to create a fantastic wreath or even some other ideas to use the products for cards, scrapbook layouts & other paper crafting projects. Happy

Want more ideas for the Welcome Home Wreath Kit? Search  #papercraftingmonth on Facebook or even better, search #papercrafting on Instagram!

So I hope you join me in some papercrafting this month & create this amazing wreath or any other papercrafting project that you have in mind. Remember that this Welcome Home wreath kit is only available till Jan 31 2017.

Till Next Time Maz – #papercraftingmonth

Tips, Tricks & Ideas for your Welcome Home Wreath Kit 2

Welcome Home Wreath Kit www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
Ok you got your Welcome Home wreath kit & you got all your extra tools to help you make a fantastic wreath – but now you are thinking I don’t want to make a wreath. Maybe you want to create some cards or a scrapbook layout or maybe even another home décor project?

Well here are some fab projects that I found that you can check out & it might jump start some ideas of your own on what else you could create with the materials besides a wreath.

A simple centerpiece and favor for a wedding A simple centrepiece and favour for a wedding
Yes this idea is from what you can create with the amazing Close To My Heart Cricut® Flower Market Collection but why not use the succulents & leaves from the Welcome Home wreath kit to do the same?
Home décor succulent monogram. Home décor succulent monogram.
Another great idea using the Close To My Heart Cricut® Flower Market Collection but I can see how the succulents & leaves from the Welcome Home wreath kit could easily work to create a similar project.
Scrapbook Layouts created by Louinna Hundley Scrapbook Layouts – created by Louinna Hundley
And yes you can create a scrapbook layout using the Welcome Home wreath kit check out this fab one created by another Close To My Heart Consultant Louinna Hundley and she has two more layouts posted on her blog so make sure you head over to check them out.
Decorate your photo Frames - idea Shelli Hartman West Decorate a Photo Frame – Idea from Shelli Hartman West
Use the succlents & leaves from the Welcome Home wreath kit to decorate a photo frame instead. This idea can  be used for a memo board or to hold your jewellery instead.
Card using Welcome Home Wreath - Idea from Rebecca Thornton A creative Card Idea – Idea from Rebecca Thornton
Use the succlents & leaves from the Welcome Home wreath kit to decorate a up a beautiful handmade card

Why not share them here – even if you have created something with similar on your blog why not share it here?

If you haven’t already seen the DIY Succulent Wreath Kit video – Make sure you do it is fab & has some great tips

For more Tips, Tricks & Ideas check out my Facebook event where I will post as often some fab ideas that you can use to create a fantastic wreath or even some other ideas to use the products for cards, scrapbook layouts & other paper crafting projects. Happy

Want more ideas for the Welcome Home Wreath Kit? Search  #papercraftingmonth on Facebook or even better, search #papercrafting on Instagram!

So I hope you join me in some papercrafting this month & create this amazing wreath or any other papercrafting project that you have in mind.

Till Next Time Maz – #papercraftingmonth