"Aside from crafting in a vacuum-sealed room, how can I keep control over these metal flakes?!"
This is a question I asked myself after opening the bag of flakes just to watch them glitter'splode all over the table. And the cat. So I did some research, and here are a few tips compiled from others and myself that will reduce clean up, product waste, and unhappy kitties.
1. GENTLY open the bag of flakes. Very, very gently.
2. Open the bag over a…Continue
Creating a diagonal background with multiple papers is surprisingly easy and fun. It looks like a hot mess as you work it, but the final achievement is eye popping!
Step 1: Cut a piece of plain card stock that will act as a template for your design papers. Hint: This is a good way to use those scraps!
Step 2: Choose a few design papers that coordinate or compliment each other.
Step 3: Find dye inks that coordinate with the papers chosen,…Continue
The slide mechanism is not my own development. I saw a YouTube video with the information and adapted it to create a 3D card with a secret message. It's really easy, and kinda fun!
Here are the components you will need to make a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. These pieces / measurements can always be finagled to suit your own needs.
A. Standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card.
(Not Pictured: Cut 2 scenery pieces: One 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece, and the second piece should be 5 1/2…Continue
This is the 2nd of the two pre-made cards for when I'm gone. I wasn't sure where I was going with this one, but it turned out cuter than I expected! The little bee is so stinking cute.
Thoughts: I'm a little disappointed with the embossing powder. I watched a video where a lady layered EP's to get a multi colored, raised effect. I tried to add red tinsel EP to the heart wings, and it got every-frickin-where. I don't know if it's the dry air due to it being winter, or if…Continue