During this 2-day hop, you will be inspired and in awe of all the fabulous creations shared by members of these two talented design teams. Both teams will be sharing Simple Christmas Card Ideas using Unity Stamps designed by Susan K Weckesser Inc It's not too late for Christmas Cards. According to the US Postal service, if you mail your holiday cards by December 20, they will arrive by December 25th! And, this will give you a chance to also join in the Christmas Love Campaign.
Here's a close-up of Susan's super-cute house stamp. I coloured it with Smooch, and stickles, and pop-dotted it with Helmar Zap-Dots.
and a warning to my family... er... sentimental greeting:
This week Authentique did a product swap with Canvas Corp, which means I got to play with some textured items that make my heart go pitter-pat. Like this awesome burlap sheet, which turned out to be a perfect background for the Authentique "Thankful" collection. The colours in this collection made me swoon. (Now I'm itching to put more burlap together with Authentique - I love how the two textures work together!)
I started off by misting on the burlap with a stencil and Glimmer mist. I glued the papers and photos together with Professional Acid Free glue, then glued the whole 'stack' to the burlap using Premium Craft Glue, to make sure it stuck well. (I also ran a line of the Premium Craft Glue along the edge of the burlap sheet, on the backside, to prevent too much fraying).
I die-cut several leaves as embellishments; branches too. Great way to use up smaller pieces of paper, and they add oomph without a lot of weight. I glued these down with Helmar 450 Quick Dry - best thing for sticking to burlap!
That green mesh trim? How could I not use it on this page - the texture is awesome, and the colour was perfect. (Yup - used 450 Quick Dry on that, too)
I die cut a lacy circle and used it to back one of the circle stickers. Then I pop-dotted it with Zap Dots.
I wanted to share my first 'official' project as a DT member for Susan K Weckesser. I decided to make an art journal page (partly because I had a new journal begging for some attention, and partially because Susan designs super cute stamps).
The background was made with Dylusions spray inks. The awesomely opaque white marker is from Zig / Kuretake. I want this marker in every colour!
I made my own 'washi tape' with the washi tape stamps, by stamping on tissue paper, then tearing it and adhering like it was tape. It's a fun way to use these stamps, and I can see me using this technique again.
I wanted to use this cute house stamp as a collage element, so I stamped it on white cardstock, coloured it, and then cut it out and glued it to my page. I did the same with the cloud stamp.
I used the "Splatter it" stamp and the banner from the "Create your Day" set as texture stamps in the background. The funky letters are old-as-dirt rub-ons from Doodlebug, but they still work great!
Hi, I'm JJ Sobey and I'm a Helmar Designer. So glad you've hopped on by during the Helmar / Robin's Nest blog hop! You've probably just been to visit Michelle Cummings, and your next stop will be to visit Dawn Mercedes Barrett. (Don't worry - full list and links are at the bottom of this post).
You can't beat the Helmar Gemstone Glue for clear embellishments like these Dew Drops. It dries completely clear, and holds tough - those aren't going to shake off in the mail, that's for sure!
I added some Zap Dots to give my sentiment a little lift.
Thank you for visiting, and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Have you been over to the Authentique blog today? You should hop on over there and see the full reveal of the new "Lovely" collection. So many possibilities with it, because instead of 6 patterns, there are 12 in this collection, allowing for a softer romatic vibe (as seen here), and a more vintage valentine feel as well.
As you would expect from Authentique, there are plenty of great shapes in the stickers and die-cuts, like these tags.
Fussy-cutting a few flowers to tuck in and around other papers and embellishments is a great way to get more bang from your papers. (Helmar 450 Quick Dry was the easiest way to get that metal key to stay put.)