Monday, January 31, 2011

~February Water Mark Ink Tutorial~

Okay, so I loooove playing with ink of all can do so much with it! Stamp, blend, emboss...The possibilities are endless! But what ever in the world do you do with an ultra-slow-drying CLEAR Water Mark Ink???

It's actually just as fun as any other type of ink and possibly even more so! So I'm going to go through a quick technique you can achieve with your February Scrap That! water mark ink!

Here’s a list of materials:

1.      Water Mark Ink
2.      Clear Embossing powder
3.      Heating Tool
4.      Stamp
5.      Spray, ink or other colour medium (I TA Mint Chocolate Chip Glimmer Mist)
6.      Paint dabber, Maya Road Envelope (if you want to do the project I did)

Here we go!!!

Using the Adirondack White Paint Dabber, cover your Maya Road envelope
Once you have the envelope covered to your desired opacity, you can go ahead and stamp your image of choice using the Water Mark Ink. If you look really closely at the top right hand corner, you will see a 'watermark' impression. The ink will stay wet longer, so that way you can easily apply embossing powder without rushing. I used clear embossing powder as a way to 'set' the white underneath so that when I cover the project with another colour, these stamped and embossed images will resist that medium and remain white!
Apply a strip of paper and lace to the lower portion of the envelope for a decorative touch.

Spray with your choice of coloured mist, or blend in some distress ink. Whatever medium/colour you choose, you will see the colour only sticking to the surface that has not been embossed! Please note, because I painted the envelope first, the glimmer mist will not stick as well as it would to a regular piece of paper or cardstock. Give the mist a couple of seconds once you have sprayed it, and then gently wipe away the mist from the embossed designs. Repeat for a darker look.

FYI (I was going after a more distressed look so I chose to paint my envelope first...And I also think a white or light base works best to highlight the designs...So painting the Maya Road envelope white allowed me to spray with a lighter colour like this teal and still see the embossed design!)
Here's the finished envelope on a card I made!

Hope you have fun using the super awesome February technique medium! It will be included in all of the February Scrap That! Kits, so hurry up and get yours!!!

Many Hugs!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

~Love Notes~

Our dear Lori has been whisked away to CHA this weekend so I am here (Ivana) to keep our blog running smoothly!!! 
I thought I would share a few more layouts from the fabulously talented DT of the gorgeous February Scrap That! Kit! 

This kit was a true pleasure to work with...SO many gorgeous colours and tons of versatile embellies...And I still have sooo many goodies to use up from the kit...Can't wait! 

So without further ado, here are the stunning creations!

For kit details and more information, check out the Scrap That! Site and to see all the fabulous DT creations, visit the Scrap That! community site!!!

Thanks for stopping by tonight and I'll be back soon with a fabulous tutorial using the February kit's technique medium!!! 

Hope you all have a wonderful evening! 


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Presenting "Love Notes"

The Glitz Girls have done it again with a fabulous collection of papers with vivacious colors and some super fun embellishments like “paper layers” and “what-nots.” We have combined the collection with coordinating Fancy Pants Lilac House papers, top quality embellishments from Prima, a resist ink pad, and our signature product - Distress Stickles. Our February collection is an innovative kit full of carefully selected items with an authentic vintage feel. The Love Notes collection includes a custom designed sketch by our own sketch artist LG Belarmino - which you can use to enter our monthly layout contest.  We also offer a paper add-on kit which includes the standard papers, and coordinating cardstock papers from our main kit, as well as a must-have embellishment add-on! We sincerely hope we have succeeded in presenting a kit that will nurture your creativity and inspire you!

Email for more information.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Have you heard?

 Scrap That! Canada's Best Kit Club is looking for 3 Guest Designers to join our team!

Scrap That! kits are unlike any others in Canada. Every month, we create an innovative kit full of carefully selected high-end double sided papers, specialty papers, premium embellishments and specialty items. We also include a collectable signature product, a scrapbook layout sketch and one technique product including instructions and tips on how to use it.

Each candidate will design for a two month term between April and September 2011. At the end of the term we will have a contest and let our members and subscribers vote on which of the three Guest Designers will remain for the rest of 2011!

Each Guest Designer Receives:
1. FREE PRODUCT - Two kits plus the embellishment add-on kit, valued at well over $50 per month
2. FAME & GLORY - Your photo and bio on our blog and our online social community!

What we ask of you:
- You must have a blog and update it regularly each week including posts about projects you’ve used from the kit, design tips etc. We ask that you also have links to our site on your blog and other sites where allowable.
- 4 projects created with the kit and 90% of each project must contain kit contents. 3 of these projects must be layouts and the third a project of choice (lo, card, altered item).
- Post your 4 kit designs in our gallery as well as to one other large gallery site, either or Postings on these sites must include *Scrap That! Kit* in the title line.
- Projects must be well photographed, cropped and ready to be uploaded on our site (and your blog) the 26th of each month.
- Weekly message board and gallery participation during the two month term is required. This is quite possibly the most important thing! We have started a great online community and our members are of the utmost importance to us, so this is huge.

This competition is open to the US and Canada only. Please e-mail 3-4 of your best layout creations along with the links to your blog and online galleries to by February 11, 2011.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Scrap Yard

We recently had the pleasant opportunity to meet Lori Wilson-Bunda who is the owner of a fun and funky retail store called "The Scrap Yard" in South East Calgary.  

The Scrap Yard offers classes and crops, and they also have a fantastic crop studio in the store that members are able to drop in and use 7 days a week.

We are very happy to announce that The Scrap Yard is now carrying Scrap That! kits in their store!  You can stop by and have a wander around the store and see some of the Scrap That! kits at:

#2118, 380 Canyon Meadows Dr SE
Calgary, AB
T2J 7C3
Hours of Business: 
Mon-Fri 10-9, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Diamond Glaze

Scrap That!'s January "Don't Stop the Carnival" Kit includes Judikins Diamond Glaze. Our designer Janis (who totally rocked this kit) shares some tips/tutorials on how she used it on her kit projects.

1) Diamond Glaze on Stamped Image
Diamond Glaze can instantly give additional texture on your paper and embellishments. What I always love to do is to apply it on a stamped image to give it that epoxy sticker-look (looked up the official decription, it is clear glass-like finish!!!!). On my layout "Treasure these Moments" that you can see HERE, I stamped my ticket image on the cardstock included in the kit, cut it out and topped it off with the Diamond Glaze. Since the kit also includes Ranger Stickles in Xmas Red, I used the Stickles to outline my ticket for additional texture.

2) Diamond Glaze + Glitter Powder

Diamond Glaze can also act as an adhesive. I created handmade blooms in the same layout but wanted additional texture so I thought of sprinkling my flowers with glitter powder.

I applied Diamond Glaze on the edges of my petals and then sprinkled, errrr topped (as I think I have dropped too much glitter powder!!! LOL!!!) my flowers with glitter powder.

Just shake off the excess glitter powder and you'll have a handmade bloom with really beautiful grainy and glittery texture!!!!

 3) Diamond Glaze + Pearl Powder + Watermark Stamp Pad on Chipboard

The kit includes a cute mannequin chipboard from Maya Road and I wanted to use it on my layout (you can see my layout "Charming Adorable" HERE). I thought if I can use Diamond Glaze on paper/cardstock, I sure can use it too on chipboard!

Since the mannequin chipboard was raw, I wanted a bit of color on it. Since I'm big on symmetry, I wanted another purple shade to match my flower on my layout. I inked the chipboard with my watermark stamp, dusted pearls over it, and then topped it with Diamond Glaze.

The Diamond Glaze makes my chipboard look more polished!!!

4) Diamond Glaze + Alcohol Ink

Want to have a tinted finish on your embellies? Try mixing alcohol ink with your Diamond Glaze! In a small container, I put a little amount of Diamond Glaze and a drop of Ranger Alcohol Ink (Eggplant shade). Since the Diamond Glaze is water-based, the ink dissolved fast. I topped my flower on my layout "Europe or Bust" which you can see HERE to make the purple shade more prominent.

Hope you like these little tutorial/tips that I shared with you. Have fun playing with Diamond Glaze!!!