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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Thank You Cards with "Silks Acrylic Glaze"

Hello My dear Friends:

Summer is coming to a slow end...students are back in school; work is starting again, summer life is fading little by little...and even the stores are announcing next seasons: they are ready for "Halloween, Thanksgiving and even Christmas" ...how sad is this? We are always running against time...

Today I would like to share a set of "Thank You" cards that I made for the language Blogs (Spanish and French) for "Memory Box"...using "Silks Acrylic Glaze" for the backgrounds...

This first one was made for the French Blog: "Un brin de Créativité" ...

merci thank you card front

I painted the background with "Silks acrylics glazed" jars...see the shine!!! I love these little jars!
Just grab a paint brush, take some paint from the jar and place some strokes on your paper...I used a heavy (100lb) card stock in white but you can use also some watercolor paper if you desire...

merci thank you card side view

I added  three die cuts in white paper and Voilà a very "artsy" card!

merci thank you card side view

This second card...was done in the same way...just with some different colors for the background...

***Note:
The difference of these paints with "regular" acrylic paints (from "DecoArt Americana" for example  or any other acrylic paint) is that these come with a glaze, the shine is very intense and when mixing colors they are not "muddy", because of the glaze in them...
They come in small jars...and the paint is very intense, condensed and thick...
so you just need a small amount of paint in you brush....

gracias thank you circle card front

Detail of the painted background! see the shine?...in person it is really beautiful!
I used some die cuts in parchment paper for the wreath...

gracias thank you circle card detail circle

I hope you have enjoyed this set of thank you cards...and give these paints a try...You will not regret to have try them, I am sure that you will use them many times as I have done so...
see them on the supply list below...

For samples using these paints click HERE


Thank you for the company 
and see you next time...


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NOTE: The "merci" die cut is on SALE, get it before it is gone!!! (it will be a retired die very soon)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Inlay flower

Hello dear Friends:

Another card using the inlay technique...

inlay flowers front card

I love how this technique makes the card look so beautiful...

inlay flowers detail card

The doily frame was a bit smaller than the perimeter of my card so I made a slit (between flowers) and voilà, the frame could be adapted to the size of my other panels, otherwise the doilies would of being on top of my grey panel
You can barely notice the slit between flowers...

inlay flowers detail frames

I used 3 different frames the one with tiny scallops in white, the 2nd one in grey paper with a stitch border and the doily one...

inlay flowers side view


Thanks for the company...
and specially for the lovely comments that you take the time to leave me here...
It is always encouraging to hear from you...
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Petite flower bunch from Memory Box;
*another option of flower can be found on the supply list below





Thursday, August 3, 2017

White Peony: Inlay Technique

Hello Dear friends:

A sweet card for a dear friend...on white linen and parchment/vellum paper

white peony inlay technique front card


The background was made using the "Bubble ring Collage" from Memory Box; die cut in Parchment paper...the same as the mini dragonflies, but in green parchment paper...

white peony inlay technique detail card

and the flower was colored with "Zig" brush markers from "Kuretake" and the technique was the inlay technique, where you place back each petal inside the flower...

white peony inlay technique card


Hope all is going well my friends...
thanks for stopping by
 and see you soon...

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Summer Backgrounds

Hello dear Friends:

Here are some of my last "marine" themed cards...
These 2 cards are made using 2 unique and very different background techniques...

This card is one of the cards that I taught at my local craft store at the beginning of July...

marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background front

the background is made using alcohol inks on glossy paper...

marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background

close up of the seal which was colored with "Copic" markers

marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background detail seal

as well as the lighthouse
marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background detail lighthouse

Here are the 3 cards taught at that class

marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background trio class
 last view
marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background side

This second card is made with several stamps in order to create a fun background

marine background with stamps front

stamp the different elements; die cut them and place them all over to create a background

marine background with stamps detail

add a sentiment in vellum and Voilà!

marine background with stamps last


I hope I gave you some ideas 
to create your unique paper backgrounds 


Thanks for the company

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