Review: Making a Shaker Card with the Fuse Tool

2nd Fuse Tool card

Hi everybody, in my last post I promised a review for the fuse tool and the Minc toner ink pen. Today I will tell you more about the fuse tool. I bought the Project Life version at Michael’s with a 50% coupon, but from what I understand it’s exactly the same as the one from We R Memory Keepers. Here the two cards I made so far: How to operate the Fuse Tool The Fuse Tool just needs power and a little time to heat up. As soon as the tip is hot enough you can run it over acetate …

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Review : Art-C The Groove Blending Machine & Mini Haul

The Groove Tool

Hello everyone! I was a little shopping at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s today and bought some add-ons for my way too small stash of paper crafting tools (not…). One of the items I ran over by accident is the ‘groove’ tool from Art-C. I’m always a little skeptic with tools I haven’t seen or heard anything about before. But it was $20 and with the regular Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon even better. The packaging says that it is perfect for mixed media projects. It looks a little bit like my face cleanser brush, but the heads are totally different …

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Halloween Card with Mama Elephant Kittens

Halloween Card

Today I’d like to share a Halloween card with you that I made a few days ago. But I made it for a friend, so I had to wait till she received it πŸ™‚ This card is highlighting both Mama Elephant Meowlloween stamp sets (Meowlloween and Meowlloween Extras) and some pumpkins from the Moonlight set from Winnie & Walter. For the background I used distress inks and the starry background die from WPlus9. First I colored the background with the distress inks wilted violet, hickory smoke, and blueprint sketch. While that was drying, I cut some paper using Lawn Fawn’s …

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Ants in your pants Shaker Card

Ants shaker card

We had a major ant outbreak at work today. Ants everywhere… Yak! Normally I don’t care about them, but working while they are crawling over you and your desk? Nope! That’s why I needed to work through my traumatic experience and created an ants in your pants shaker card. I used the “Happy Summer” stamp set from Lawn Fawn and stamped and die cut hundreds of ants (okay, perhaps 20). I also stamped the water melon and colored it with Copics and added some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. While that was drying, I stamped, colored, and cut some …

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Snow Globe Shaker Card from the North Pole

PolarBear

Because I have bought so many stamp sets during the last weeks, I wanted to make sure that I’m starting to use them. To remember which ones I’ve already stamped with and which ones still have to be used I separated my stamps into two stashes. And today I picked the ‘Cool Day’ Polar Bears from MFT to switch them from the ‘unused’ to the ‘used’ stash. The Layout idea is from the current MFT Sketch Challenge #241 and to be honest, I had a hard time with this one. Snow Globe Process First of all I stamped and colored …

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Card challenges, all I see is card challenges :)

Card Challenge 1

Today’s card is made for not one card challenge, but two πŸ˜‰ 1) MFT’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 240 2) And Simon Says Wednesday Tie It Up Challenge The card is using 4 sheets of Amy Tangerine’s “Ready Set Go” 6×6 paper pad and the “You Gnome Me” stamp and die set from MFT. For the background I used the orange card stock from the Simon Says Stamp August card kit. The white cardstock is slightly smaller than the orange one and adhered with foam tape. Before I pressed it down, I wrapped some American Crafts twine around it. …

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Way too much fun with MFT stamps and stencils

MFT stamps color challenge No 26 - 1

There has to be a first, always. And today it’s the first time sharing a card that I intentionally made for a challenge. Today I’m playing along with the MFT stamps color challenge no. 26 and the Crafting by Design Summer Holidays challenge. The Background I started with preparing my shoe box to ‘color burst’ the background. To get the resist effect, I used the MFT Stencil Diagonal Bars on Canson XL watercolor paper. Than I squirtd some Ken Oliver color bursts on the background and misted everything carefully with water. To create the sun dawn effect, I used the …

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