Sunday, July 18, 2010

Post - It Note holder

This is the cute project we did in Hero Arts Club at Stamp Antonio Arts this past week.  The idea came from a book I had by Marie Browning on bookmaking (a book I love, by the way!).  Here is what you need to make the booklet:

2        4 1/2" pieces of lightweight cardstock or
                       paper for covers
1        3" paper or cardstock for inside front cover
2        3 1/8" pieces of lightweight chipboard
                        (You can use the chipboard from cereal boxes!)
1        3 1/2" x 1 3/4" ultrasuede or suede paper for spine
1        3" square post it note package

            And you need a gluestick and some white glue.   Here's what to do: 
                       1. Decorate your 4 1/2" pieces of paper for your covers, remembering that only the center 3"
                                         will show. 
                       2. Decorate your paper for the inside cover as well.
                       3. Center your chipboard squares onto the backs of your decorated covers, glue down with
                                          gluestick.  Miter the corners and fold in the sides. Glue down securely. 
                       4. Attach the suede strip to the edges of each covered piece with a white glue, not a
                                          gluestick.  I used Tombow Mono Multi but any white glue with a fine line
                                          applicator will work. 
                                          Use only a tiny bead of glue.  Hold or press the glued area for a few minutes
                                          until  it sets.  After the spine edges are completely dry, cut off the excess spine
                                          ends so it is flush with the covers.
                       5. Cover the inside front cover with your decorated paper.  Lay (or glue, if you prefer) the
                                           post it notes to the back inside cover.
                       6.  Add whatever decorations you want.  I used a piece of ribbon and an extra stamped
                                           piece on the sample shown.  The stamp used for the sample is Hero Arts
                                           Delicate Blossoms CL449.  I colored it with Copic markers.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hero Arts at Stamp Antonio

Here is the Hero Arts stamp wall at Stamp Antonio.  No samples up yet!  They're still all in my car--hope to get some up this week.  The new location looks fabulous!  Thank you, all who came to see us this past Saturday at our Amuseapalooza.  Geeta was great, as usual!  Thank you, Geeta, for this picture!  I hope many of you will come to our Hero Arts club meeting this Thursday and Friday.  We are playing with incorporating office supplies in our stamping!  Stamp Antonio's new phone number:   210-764-7900.  New address:  5139 North Loop 1604 West, #108. 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Glitter and shine

This card was done with one Hero Arts stamp. I placed a piece of patterned paper from Creative Imaginations onto a coral colored card, then overlayed an acetate card. I stamped the Hero Arts Floral scallop with black Stazon on the acetate over the printed paper, then colored the backside with gel pens and Ranger Fruit Punch stickles. I also stamped the edges of the acetate with random images from the stamp, masking as necessary to get just the flowers, not any of the border edges, and again colored with gel pens and stickles. I imagine the little bird (cut out from the paper) would like to get into this juicy, sparkly looking bramble!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Acetate Window cards

I have really enjoyed playing with acetate/transparencies lately. Here are two cards I worked up to show what can be done with acetate. The designs are not mine, however, They come from a book called Clear and Classy Cards from Design Originals featuring work by Sally Traidman and others. The card on the left uses confetti inside the window to create a see-through birthday candle. I used a Sharpie to color the designs on the acetate window--a copic was not strong enough to do this. The card on the right features a window "pocket" as the lower part of the card. I added tiny punched flowers as the confetti as well as some larger punched flowers. The larger flowers you can see through the window pocket are not in the pocket at all. They are attached to the back inside of the card. You are looking at them through the see-through window. Thank you, Design Originals, for these fun ideas! All stamps by Hero Arts.