Facebook Live Play Session

Hello stampers. Did you know that I am now doing a regular Facebook live every Tuesday at 7pm EST? I am calling it Coffee and a Card revisited since I make all three cards from Coffee and a Card class that morning. I’ve done it twice now and I am really loving it. Last night the third card I made used Pigment Sprinkles. After I showed how I made my original card there was a lot of interaction and suggestions and the result was some different cards which I will share with you today. Facebook live is the next best thing to actually coming to a class. It’s even better when it turns into a play session! Thanks to everyone who joined me last night. If you missed it, you can still catch it here.

 

First I will show you the card with the three little silhouette children. We decided in class that it was better without the squirrel. He simply didn’t fit the theme or the look. What do you think? The so saffron layer is 3 3/4″ by 5″. You add the tree branch after you put the saffron layer on the blueberry bushel card. Trim off the excess tree by turning the card over first.

 

Facebook live card without the squirrel

 

The next card uses only the gorgeous grape pigment sprinkles. When I did this one of my viewers immediately spotted the face of a bear. She is so right!!

 

Facebook live card using gorgeous grape pigment sprinkles

 

The next card used two colours of pigment sprinkles, mango melody and granny apple green.

 

You can mix two colours of pigment sprinkles on a D block before spritzing with water and "stamping" on the card.

 

We noticed last night during the Facebook live that the colour of the pigment sprinkles doesn’t first match the colour on the lid. But when you add water the magic happens! I embossed the sentiment in shimmer black embossing powder as well. I wasn’t sure if it work well for words, but it does indeed.

 

Facebook Live pigment sprinkles sample

 

I had made this card at coffee and a card class. Remember that with pigment sprinkles, less is definitely more. For this one I used gorgeous grape, melon mambo and bermuda bay. I love the white space on this card. The sentiment is from the July Paper Pumpkin On My Mind. I matted this one on gorgeous grape for a totally different look.

 

Facebook Live engagement card

 

This last card I have dubbed “engagement” card since it was the result of a suggestion from one of my Facebook live viewers Dianne Bazelmans.  She suggested that after sprinkling on the pigment sprinkles and spritzing with water that I drag the block across the paper. I like how it turned out. You do notice that the colours tend to blend together as you go across the page. This girl is swinging before an evening storm. I totally forgot to add the branches but I like it like this as well. I will add a branch later, right now I need to head off to pickleball. I will post it on my Instagram and Facebook for you to check out there.

 

Thanks ever so much for joining me today. Remember it is the last day for Bonus Bucks today. Spend $60 and get a $6 coupon code to use in August. It’s not huge bucks, but it is a lot better than nothing and it all adds up. Have a super day. (don’t forget to help me out by pinning some of my cards or even sharing this post on social media)

 


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Crafting Forever Framed Sampler

Hello stampers! Framed samplers are so much fun to make and to display, but this Crafting Forever one is ideal for your craft room if you are lucky enough to have one. You could also make it as a gift for your favourite crafty person. I made it specifically as a thank you for all my club members. They make a commitment to meet five times a year to make cards with me and place orders and I think that deserves a reward. Lasting friendships are made through my clubs and that is the very best part for me too. I always tell “my people” that attending classes is the best thing that they can do for their hobby because it ensures that they use the things they buy. When you go to classes you are inspired to create. You learn new things and that motivates you to put your knowledge into practice and to share what you love with others. Homemade gifts never go out of style. Shall we take a look at this beauty?

 

8" by 10" sampler using Crafting Forever

 

This sampler measures 8″ by 10″. I might tweak it a little bit yet and I always encourage my class attendees to feel free to make it their own by adding or changing the embellishments or anything else they with to change. I think I will add a little bling to the top left square. You could also choose to colour in the cafe image on the bottom left rectangle. Everything was stamped on whisper white and matted with basic black. I used an assortment of Blends to colour my images. There is a LOT of fussy cutting. The only truly fussy one was the clay pot with the brushes. The wine glasses were stamped on shimmery white cardstock which makes them look more like glass. They are a different shade of white so they pop off the white background subtly. I bought the frame at Michael’s, it is part of their everyday value collection, so it was only $12 in Canada.

 

 

This is what it looks like out of the frame.

 

I thought  I would show you what it looks like outside of the frame so that you can properly place your elements on the 8″ by 10″ white insert. Would you like some measurements?

wine and scissors rectangles: 5 1/2″ by 2″ (white) 5 3/4″ by 2 1/2″ (black) each

spools:  2 5/8″ by 2″ (white) 2 7/8″ by 2 1/4″ (black)

Crafting and pens: 2 1/2″ by 2 1/4″ (white) each, 2 3/4″ by 2 1/2″ (black) each

get creative- 2 1/4″ by 4 5/8″ (white) 2 1/2″ by 4 7/8″ (black)

 

You can adapt this to your favourite colour scheme. For a complete list of products that I used, just scroll down.  I was inspired by Chris Galbraith, you can find her sampler here.

 

I used an aqua painter to make a swoosh of smoky slate under the clay pot of brushes. SInce I was using regular whisper white cardstock I had to just make a quick swoosh. You do not want to add a lot of water to this paper or it will disintegrate. It might have been a better choice to just stick with Blends. You can see from the picture that some of the elements are popped up to add visual interest. I used the little background dots from Timeless Textures to add some interest to the scissors rectangle. I first stamped them in smoky slate (second generation stamping which is the new way of saying “stamped off”) I also used second generation stamping in daffodil delight and berry burst. I wanted to add some berry burst to the stamped images to tie in the berry burst metallic edged ribbon. This gorgeous ribbon is retiring, so get it before it’s gone!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this post. Happy stamping!

 


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