Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Handmade Embellishments a layout plus a card

my2angels is pleased to present the latest Charming Chains release – our ‘Love you to Infinity Charming Key Chains’.

This whimsical, vintage embellishment combines our stunning large bronze key charm with a sweet bronze photo frame charm and amps up the cuteness factor with a hand-written message and small rose. For anyone you ‘love to infinity’ and back – this Charming Key Chain makes the perfect statement on their card or layout. 
Priced at a low $3.75 each and available in 4 rose colours and coordinating embossed keys, this is sure to be your new ‘must have’ embellishment.





As the chain is only attached at one end to the heart locket charm, you can alter the way you hang it. eg

Here is the layout I wanted the new Charming Key for - created with a kraft cardstock background, some tea stained muslin, Enchanted Garden Charm and jumbo java inked doilies.

I've added plenty of hand-cut butterflies from the Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Speciality Paper Fly
some pink lilies and antique bronze butterfly charms.

There's also a round Floral Flower Filigree, topped with a Love Engraved Felt Heart, Antique Bronze Arrow Charm and Pink Rose.

Tucked under the photo and only just showing, is a dusty pink mulberry flower and I love you postcard Antique Bronze charm.

More fussy cut butterflies from the Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Speciality Paper Fly.

Then to finish it all off, I covered my photo and gave the layout a final spray of Guilded Gold Glimmer Mist.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this glimmer mist


Remember back in December 2012, when DT Geli did her gorgeous Snowflake Christmas Card?  Here is the link:-

As soon as I saw the new Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Speciality Fairies glitter paper I knew I had to do the same card. Taking Geli's card as my inspiration - here is mine.

Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden

I used a Twiddlebitz C6 Kraft Card, some tea-soaked muslin and Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Entrance as my base.

First, I cut out one of the fairies on the speciality paper - (Tip:  measure the inner oval for size before you do this, because I cut one of the larger fairies and she was too big!) and then I cut 1 small and 1 medium size butterfly from the Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Speciality Fly Glitter Paper.

The inner oval has a fairy on one side and 2 cut butterflies the other side.  Using a glue stick, I glued some Turquoise Microbeads randomly over both sides of the card.  Using the glue stick didn't fully adhere the micro beads - which is what I wanted (normally I would use something stronger - like Dimensional Magic - to adhere microbeads).  I wanted it that way so that when the recipient opens the card, some of the microbeads will fall off & spin with the centre oval creating a fairy dust effect.

What you want on the front - fairy or butterflies - will determine what you get on the inside - you can use them either way.

I chose to have the fairy on the front
 Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden  Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden

Then I added a couple of Antique Bronze Butterfly Charms, more fussy cut butterflies; and some words from the bottom strip of Enchanted Garden Charm. The rest of the Charm pp was used for the above layout.

Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden

Here is the finished Card with the butterflies on the front

Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden

Products used for the card:



Friday, June 28, 2013

Do you believe in fairies?

Do you believe in fairies?

Enchanted Garden is a magical collection alive with the dreams of any little girl. Glitter and sparkles dance across the pages of this adorable collection. Go beyond the garden path and step into the fairy ring with enchanted garden

kaisercraft scrapbooking papers

 It’s finally time for the next instalment of the Basecoat Collection with

 Basecoat 2

These papers really shine with beyond the page products and are a great starting point for any project. You are able to create endless looks with this fantastic and versatile collection 

kaisercraft scrapbooking papers

and because I was asked to, we have the following templates in stock from Kaisercraft at great prices

kaisercraft scrapbooking papers

Pop over to the Kaisercraft Section at my2angels here

Wishing you all a fun, creative and safe weekend

kaisercraft scrapbooking papers

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Create your own Masks

Create your own masks with Idea-Ology Mask Sheets.  You get 2 sheets in the packet, which gives you 4 dies if you are using sizzix dies (like I am for this post).  It has a sticky back, so you can re-use them over and over and they will hold their position due to the sticky back.

Plus you get 2 storage sheets, which your masks stick to for protections when not in use 
Before you go crazy die-cutting - First, read the instructions on the packaging.
(not that I talking from experience!!!)

A customer asked me to order them in a Tim Holtz Alterations Weathered Clock Die and I thought I would get one for myself (and for in-store customers to use during Classes and Time Out Tuesdays). So of course I had to play with this as soon as it came in.
Idea-Ology Mask Sheets

After reading the instructions, I put the die through the Cuttlebug and now I have an instant mask. Yipee!!! 

DON'T THROW OUT THE OUTER PIECES - good lord don't - imagine using the positive image of this die and putting all those little bits on your creations!  I have kept the middle circle and outer pieces just for this reason.

Now for a Grunge / Male Birthday Card!

Grab a Twiddleybitz Black 13x13 Card and place die in the centre of card.  Using Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint , paint over the mark LIGHTLY then dab with a tissue - because there are thin shapes on this die and if you use too much paint it will bleed, thus distorting the numbers (not speaking from experience of course!!!).

LEAVE template on while the paint dries.

Idea-Ology Mask Sheets
Once dry, which is approximately 10 minutes - because you only painted a LIGHT coat of paint remember, get a stamp which is great for backgrounds - like the Kaisercraft Numbers or Kaisercraft Alphabets (actually lots of the new Kaiser background stamps are perfect for this technique) and get stamping.

On this card I have dabbed Brushed Pewter Distress Stain onto the Kaisercraft Grafitti stamp and then stamped it all over the card (over top of the template).   

Now peel your template off and you are left with this - pretty cool ah?

Now cut out the clock hands from the die, using Bazzill Metallic Silver Cardstock 8.5"X11" 
 (the light was fading when I took photo, it is a bright shiny metallic silver card I promise)

Idea-Ology Mask Sheets

Pop them in the centre of your clock with a silver clock charm.  The hands and clock both a swipe of Black Archival Ink and Spice Marmalade Distress Paint to tone done the "brightness" and add abit of grunge

with a scrap piece of orange cardstock I put it through my cuttlebug using the Tattered Banners Die.  Stamped the word party using Black Archival Ink, stickers for Time and added a silver arrow charm

To finish I distressed the edges with my craft knife, added a bit of Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint and ta da 

one card using the positive of a mask.

As I've mentioned many times, I don't do cards! 
 No reason why these techniques can't be applied to layouts or OTPs though.

I've cut myself a set of masks using the tattered flowers and gadget gears die as well,
 but that's for another day...

scrapbooking cardmaking


Design Team Angel Jennifer has used the Idea-Ology Mask Sheets for this next card - but used the 'negative' of her die cut.   

Taping the edges of the mask down with tape was unnecessary as the mask is sticky backed BUT as the mask did not have a large border, the washi tape protected the card a little like masking tape on walls when painting!

scrapbooking cardmaking

First colour of distress ink - Milled Lavender, sponged on top:
scrapbooking cardmaking

 Then the second  - Dusty Concord; and third - Seedless Preserve:
scrapbooking cardmaking

Black Archival Ink from Ranger on the Kaiser Stamp for a lovely crisp image:

scrapbooking cardmaking

And then again on a 'verse stamp' - removing the mask first and stamping outside the inked area creates another focal point:
scrapbooking cardmaking

Use a section of your mask to use the same inking effect to tie-in your envelope, BUT ink with the central colour first and then you can blend the colours either side into the middle and you will avoid the colour "halo" you can see through the top colour on the card.

 And the finished card - inked around the edges with the three colours too!
Jennifer :-)

and then,
 DT Jen couldn't help visiting our Tuesday Ladies today while on her lunch break, and couldn't resist getting all creative - with a lolly bag!!!

  • Grab a paper bag (eat the lollies!!) 
  • spray with Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist 
  • then with a stencil cover a thin coat of Blackberry Ferro
  • sprinkle purple passion sugar beads while wet. press in with a sheet of chippy and a heavy book lol
  • add small daisy flower charm to pin and curl end over - attach with glossy accents
  • spray the green gardenia with olive glimmer mist and attach with glossy accents over the same place as the pin
  • add a bit of claudine hellmuth multi-medium on the flower and sprinkle over with diamond dust.
  • add white opals liquid pearls to centre of flower charm

  • Now I hear you asking why can't I just use my chipboard as a mask?

    Well, first you can WASH your mask and reuse it.  Chipboard will eventually give way to the amount of fluid it has been given.

    Masks are thin, so you won't get a build up of paint, ink or stains in the edges and thus allowing you to add more medium if necessary.  And handy if using your ink blending took, many types of chipboard are too thick to be able to use your tool effectively

    Why not give some mask cutting a go. We have the Idea-Ology Mask Sheets available here.

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Scrapping in Blue

    Scrapping with blue hues is something I don't often do. Exactly why I struggle with blue I don't know, it's not like I don't like the colour itself, but after seeing the delicious colour of the Steel Blue Inka Gold & Colbalt Blue Inka Gold, how could I not scrap in blue??

    Using a coffee tin (thanks Mazz for the 5 tins I am currently embellishing) I used my finger to cover it with Viva Decor Inka Gold Steel Blue.
    Then I used a Twiddleybitz Key Template to randomly cover it with Viva Decor Inka Gold Silver.


     and added some key charms in randomly areas

    I then took a scrap piece of acetate and cut out the shape of a large key. It doesn't have to be perfect, just enough so that you have an outline to use as a base for your construction. Using a hot glue gun, I glued down old keys and key charms on to the acetate in several layers (don't worry if you can see the hot glue or the acetate at this point).  

    Paint over it all with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Gloss.   

    Once dry, I then painted it with Black Soot Distress Paint (I took the lid off and used a paint brush so I could get into the corners and hidden bits in the layers).

    Next, using my Emboss It Dabber, I embossed over my keys with Stampendous Aged Silver and zapped it with my heat gun.

    LEAVE TO COOL DOWN and handle with care - the metal gets HOT!

    The next step was to put some scrap, grey and black fabric in the middle of the front of the tin and glue down my "cool" key pile on top.

    and ta da 

    Next a layout.

    Starting with a piece of snowflake coordination cardstock, I smooshed Faded Jeans Distress Stain and Salty Ocean Distress Stain to my non stick mat and dragged the cardstock through it. Then I spritzed it with water to get that cool water stain look.  

    Once dry, I sprayed some Perfect Pearls Mist in random areas (keeping in mind that my photo and layers will be taking up a lot of room - I concentrated more on the outside areas).

    Then I stamped with Midnight Blue Stazon Ink and an Kaisercraft Alphabet Stamp to represent the positions on the Netball team eg (GS goal shoot, C Centre etc)

    with the circles representing the netball. I created these using the Crafters Workshop Punchinella -  appling Viva Gold Silver with my fingers to the punchinella circles.


    How cool does this look??

    Next, I used my ink blending tool on random areas, adding Rusty Hinge Distress Ink together with spritzes of water.

    I cut up 2 strips of snowflake coordination cardstock measuring 5cm in width and various lengths trimmed down.  One I inked the edges with Midnight Blue Stazon Ink

    the other was inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using my Ink Blending Tool and spritzing with water.

    With yet another strip of snowflake coordination cardstock measuring 5cm in width I put it through my cuttlebug with the Craft Concepts 5th Avenue Glam Ossie Dots (NOTE: the clever people at Craft Concepts now have a 50mm wide slot feather on their folders which allows you to create long continuous strips!) then covered it by ink blending with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink

    Place strips down onto cardstock

    Next I cut a mount for your photo from snowflake coordination cardstock leaving a very small border which I inked with Midnight Blue Stazon Ink
    and mounted with foam tape bringing my photo to the front so it stands out

    Added a piece of Midnight Blue Bakers Twine and
    created a splat with Faded Jeans Distress Stain at the top of the long strip cardstock

    Coloured one of our Netball Pins with Salty Ocean Distress Stain

    cut from snowflake coordination cardstock  a sizzix on the edge file tab and using my dymo to record the team score

    and so now I have this


    One netball layout of this season done!  So many more to scrap!