Thinking of You with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, Spring is heading our way and it's time to start thinking of flowers and the colors of Spring.

The jug was created with Rinea Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and my Cricut.  It was then embossed and placed atop a die cut oval.  A large flower was created from Rinea Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Rinea dies.

The flower was surround by leaves die cut from Rinea Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

A simple sentiment was tied to the handle of the jug with Whisker Graphics Bright White Solid Twine.

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Welcome Spring

EtchallⓇ and StencilGirl have teamed up this week to give you three fun days of projects.

Since we are desperate for Spring here in New York, I created a sign to welcome Spring.

My surface is a piece of slate that I found in my local store.  Using the etchallⓇ repositional/reusable stencil spray, I sprayed the back of the StencilGirl Love Collage Stencil.  Allowing it to dry to a tacky feel, I then placed it on the slate. 

Use a pallet knife to apply etchallⓇ etching crème over the stencil.  My etchallⓇ is older as you can see by the dark brown appearance, but that does not impede the etching process.

Apply the etching crème evenly over the stencil then let it sit for 15 minutes.

Remove the etching crème and place it back in the jar.  Since etchallⓇ is reusable, there is no waste.  Remove the remaining etching crème under running water before removing the stencil.  Though it is faint, you can see the etched design in the slate.

To complete my sign, I painted assorted colors of Plaid ColorShift paints on the panel, blending the colors together.

Once painted, I used a baby wipe to remove some of the paint from the etched areas. This provided a nice effect on the slate.

To finish, I die cut Welcome Spring from brown and white cardstock.  After inking the white layer with ImagineⓇ VersaFine Clair Summertime Ink, I added it to the brown layer slightly offsetting it, then added both to the panel.

Die cut a butterfly from brown and white card.  Ink the top layer with ImagineⓇ VersaFine Clair Summertime Ink, then add the butterfly to the upper corner.  Add a trail of dew drops for the butterfly's tail.  To finish, adhere a spray of flowers to the left side.

I'm ready for Spring now.  What about you?  Use the coupon below to get your etchallⓇ today.

Don't forget about the giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and etchall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 21.

Blog Hop Order

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Wedding Wishes with Imagine

It's almost Spring and that means wedding season.  When creating a wedding card, I try to use the colors in the wedding party. Pairing the bold look of VersaFine Clair Inks with the soft shimmery look of Delicata Inks creates a bold and dramatic statement for this wedding card.


Cut white cardstock to fit an embossing folder and run the paper and folder through a die cut machine. Mask off the top of the panel and apply Shimmery Silver Delicata Ink across the bottom half of the embossed by skimming the inkpad over the papers surface.

Mask the bottom of the panel and apply Fantasia VersaFine Clair Ink to the top half of the embossed panel.

Mat embossed panel with purple cardstock. Wrap with white twine. Mat with silver cardstock.

Stamp phrase with Fantasia VersaFine Clair and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Using oval nesting dies, die cut and ink the edges with Shimmery Silver Delicata Ink. Mat with a larger die cut in purple and add to card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Adhere the panel to a purple card with foam adhesives. Use On Point Glue to adhere half pearls to some of the flowers on the embossed panel.

Adhere the panel to a purple card with foam adhesives. Use On Point Glue to adhere half pearls to some of the flowers on the embossed panel.

Imagine Supplies
VersaFine Clair – Fantasia
Embossing Powder – Clear
Delicata – Shimmery Silver
On Point Glue
Craft Mat

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Life is a Journey...

Hi everyone, I'm on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog with a seascape.

Using Memento Ink in Northern Pine and Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Lime and Gamma Green, I inked the Sea Turtle Seascape stamp, overlapping the colors.  Once stamped on white cardstock, I cut the image and matted it with dark green cardstock.

I restamped the turtle and fussy cut the shell, then added it to the original image for dimension.

Using Scor-Pal, I created a card from green cardstock and added the stamped panel.  Next I scored 3 lines across the bottom of the card and added the stamped sentiment in the center.

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Charmed Life Acrylic Purse

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog working with the Clear Scraps March kit. This kit includes a Clear Scraps Heart Printers Tray, Shamrock Shaker and Aunties Acrylic album as well as papers and stickers from Simple Stories.


How cute is this acrylic purse!  It has 2 outer panels with handles and 3 interior panels.  Think of the fun you could have decorating one for your little princess! 

Leaving the handles free of paint I painted the base of the exterior panels with green paint using my fingers.  I could have used a paint brush, but I wasn't looking for perfection, just something a little different, so I swirled the paint around the panels!


The interior pages have die cuts, lots of flowers and assorted stickers.


There are so many ways to decorate the interior panels from paints to inks to stamps and more.


Adding lots of flowers really bring this purse to life.


For the front cover, I die cut "charmed life" from the pattern paper and added to the cover surrounded by flower stickers.  Then I tied tulle to the rings.


Isn't it adorable?

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Floral Hanger with Makin's Clay

Hi everyone, I'm on the Makin's Clay blog with a fun project for someone special.

With Spring finally in the air, I'm thinking of butterflies and flowers.  I found this floral hanger that I thought could be used to hold hats, head bands, hair bows or even jewelry.

Makin's Clay - White, Red
Makin's ProfessionalⓇ Ultimate Clay MachineⓇ
Makin's ProfessionalⓇ Cutting Mat
Makin'sⓇ Clay Roller and Cutters Set
Makin's Clay Texture Sheet - Floral A-D
Makins'Ⓡ Clay Tool Set
Beacon Adhesives - 3-in-1
Prima Metallic Paint
Mod Podge Mold
Floral Hanger

Paint the floral hanger with Prima metallic paint and put aside to dry.
Mix both red and white clays together until you achieve a nice marble effect.

Use the Clay Machine to create a nice thin layer of clay.  Start on setting #1 and move the settings until you get the thickness you desire.  I stopped at setting #5.  Look at that gorgeous sheet of clay!

Next, place the texture sheet over the clay and use the roller to impress the design into the clay.  The harder you press, the more detail is impressed into the clay.

Place the floral hanger over the clay and use the chisel to cut the clay to fit.  Because I was working with damp clay, there are no tears in the clay when cutting with the chisel.

Use Beacon Adhesives to adhere the clay to the hanger.  Allow to dry then use the chisel to cut a hole in the clay and reinsert the hanger.

Use a mold to create butterflies from the remaining red and white clays.  Add assorted flowers and buttons to the left side.  Then place butterflies on top of them for a 3 dimensional effect.  Since I had some extra butterflies, I added them along the right side.

Isn't it sweet?
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Zoo Day with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog working with the Clear Scraps March kit. This kit includes a Clear Scraps Heart Printers Tray, Shamrock Shaker and Aunties Acrylic album as well as papers and stickers from Simple Stories.

I wanted a lot of 3 dimensional elements so I decided not to add the acrylic layer.

I used the base as a template and cut papers to fit.

Place the photos in place and cut to fit.

I placed the tiger on top so it appears more 3 dimensional.

Placing the top layer in place, you can see how the tiger stands out.

Zoo day was die cut and added in the panels and flowers were used as a final touch.

Stop by the Clear Scraps blog and store for all the products I've used.

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Dream Floral Panel

Hi everyone, I've got a new project on the Tiny Tool Time blog using the Proxxon Delta Sander and PenSander along with Plaid Paints and Stencil.

Use the Proxxon Delta Sander to smooth the sign.

Then use the Proxxon PenSander to sand along the edges of the sign.  The PenSander really makes the tiniest of areas accessible.

Paint on a layer of Plaid's Acrylic Paint in Zinc.

Use a foam brush to add Absinthe Milk Paint through a stencil.

Paint wood words with Color Shift Orange Flash.  Use Makin's Clay to mold the piece, then paint with Brushed Metal paints in Pearl Gold and Brushed Copper.  Edge the panel with Brushed Copper.

Stamp and die cut flowers, adding them around the image.

Add some Flower Soft to the centers of the flowers.

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