Monday, February 27, 2017

Prima Antique Brilliance on Card Stock 2/27/17

Happy MOM Day !!!

Lets talk a little about the Prima Metallique Wax I used on my Rose Gold Mini Album (I showed recently) and Prima Antique Brilliance.  Fun, Fun, Fun stuff!!!  Super easy to apply. I found my finger worked the best. I tried a dauber but wasn't very successful. A paint brush worked pretty well too.

The (4) products I tried was Metallique Wax "Rose Gold", Antique Brilliance  "Mystic Turquoise", "Lucky Emerald" and "Red Amber".

These were my results. I'm not fond of green but I am really liking the green one. Think Wizard of Oz and the Emerald City.  The Red Amber is so close to being copper. Naturally it shows up best on black card stock. (Instructions for applying below)

WOW, same product and same finger, only change was the card stock, I used white. The first photo shows it laying flat, while the next photo is it standing up. 

This is the Red Amber.
The color of the wax looks pretty close to the one in black.

Lucky Emerald 
Looks nothing like the one on black card stock.

Mystic Turquoise  
Again, no similarities to the black card stock but there is a lot of brown tones in the Mystic Turquoise and Lucky Emerald. The true color shows through more while the paper is vertical.

This is how I did it.
Run some  black card stock through your embossing machine.

I just tapped my finger in wax. Don't put too much on your finger.
And started rubbing it onto the paper. Moving my finger up and down and swirling my finger around the paper.

After I  had put enough of the green on, I  decided to add some of the Mystic Turquoise to the other side and blend the colors together.
This is my  result. NICE !!!

I think I will be using these mainly on darker papers only because of the intensity of the colors.

The price is around $6.00 each.

Be prepared, this stuff does smells a bit. After I applied it to a project, I noticed that the smell on the paper did start to go away.

               If you don't have this product yet, go out and get some, believe me you will love it !!! 
Shoot, even my 2 year old granddaughter has fun with it.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Just a quick post to show you my latest creations.  This one is called Pretty Yellow Springtime Mini Album. This one is made with the BoBunny Petal Lane collection. I just love the bright yellow and pinks in the papers.

And this one is called Lovely Rose Mini Album. For the life of me I can't remember the paper manufacturer. I believe it is Prima from a couple of years ago.

If you would like to see what is inside of these albums, visit my shop on
My shop name is Scrapsforsanity.

Hope everyone is have a great weekend so far !!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ok, so I am just now starting to use all those dies that I have acquired over the last couple of years, you know what I'm talking about when I say acquired!! Some of them are so intricate that it's almost impossible to get all the little left over piece of paper out of it.

I recently came across this idea and you know what works!!

Use the lint catcher paper until it's complete full. It stays pretty tacky for awhile. In fact I may have to find a way to use it on an album. The array of colors on it are quite pretty. So get that lint roller out of your bathroom or the one buried in the back of the kitchen drawer and put it to real use in the crafting area.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rose Quartz Photo holder / Mini Folio

Good day scrappers.

I just finished a little photo holder. I used some left over paper from the Prima, Rose Quartz collection. I just had to share this.  If you want to make one of your own, the information is listed below for the main body.

Notice in the center, there is a pocket that will hold 4" x 6" photos. On the bottom, underneath the 2 tags there is a place for photo's as well.
This took less than 3 sheets to make and not a lot of time either. What a great gift to give a love one or your BFF with memories of your special days together.

For the body of the holder

Cut 1 sheet  8" wide x 12" long.
Score at 4-1/8", 4-3/8", 8-5/8" x 8-7/8" 

For the side flaps
Cut (2)  pieces at 4" x 6-1/4"  then score 1/2" on (1)  short edge,  (1) for the left side & (1) for the right side. Clip the corners on the scored section.    
These will be glued to the middle section, on the outer edged, right side and left side.
For the envelope
Cut (1) piece at  4-1/2" x 8-7/8" long.  Score 1/2" on the two short edges  and the bottom edge.  Fold the flaps inward, clip the corners,  and punch the  half circle the top section.

Glue this to the middle section, cover the attached side flaps. 

And that's it, the main body for this photo holder.

These next two steps are optional, if you want to add a different paper to the holder on the inside or outside at the top and bottom.

For the bottom section
Cut (1) piece 4" x 7-3/4""  glue to the inside  or outside at the bottom section

For top section
Cut (1) piece 2-7/8" x 7-3/4" and glue to the inside top section.     

Now add tags and embellishments as you wish.                

I would love to see photo's of anyone who attempted to make this little photo holder. Post them in the comment section.

Thank you for taking a look and Happy Scrappin !!!!!                                                                                                                        

Monday, February 20, 2017

Embossed Foil and Alcohol Inks 2/20/17

Happy MOM Day (Modus Operandi Monday)

Today I will show you a foil embossed and alcohol ink technique. 
The alcohol technique I showed you last week was from CindyScrappyV and today's is from HappyAbbie. 

First you will want to get the following items ready. Foil (I used cheap Dollar Tree stuff), alcohol  inks, Blending Solution, blending pads, Embossing folder.

Pull of  sheet of foil @ 15" in length and fold this in half so you now have a piece @7-1/2" x 12".
Now fold that into thirds giving you a final piece of @ 4" x 7-1/2"

 Now places the foil in your embossing folder and run this through your machine (I use Teresa Collins 'Cut-N-Boss').

I know, the one with the clocks looks a little warped but it isn't. It's the picture.

Next I put a few drops of ink on the blending pad then added a little Blending Solution.

Notice how the Blending Solution as  relieved some of the intensity of the ink on the pad. Now I also added a few drops of the ink directly on the foil and used the blending pad on top of that.
Once you have the look you want, use your heat gun complete dry it. But before doing that, remember your blending pad still has ink on it, so use some cheap tissue paper (double thickness) and use up the remaining ink. I did add a little more blending Solution to the blending pad to get out all the ink I could.
This is a piece of white card stock I had under my project and under the tissue papers. Don't throw this out either, it's good scrappin paper.
Here is the other one I embossed. Very intense blue on this one. As you can see I added a little "Carmel" ink to it later.

That's it scrapper's. Just get out your supplies and have fun with it !!!!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Good Day Scrappers

Rose Gold is the big thing now !!! As far as I know, it started sometime last year. I was first exposed to it with Prima's Rossi Belle paper and Bazzill Basics Paper (Rose Gold Foil). Currently I am working on an album featuring Prima's  Wild & Free and Love Clipping collections.

But what I want to talk about is the Rose Gold color and what can you do with your chipboard pieces and metal embellishments. I found, in my local hardware store, Rose Gold Spray Paint. Krylon has (2) finishes. Matte and Gloss. So far I have experimented with the Matte finish. On my Prima Rose Quartz album, I used it on the Zutter Owires on the binding. Came out pretty good.

Be careful when buying items online that say they are Rose Gold.  Copper is sometimes confused with rose gold, but once you have the two of them side by side you really see the difference. Rose gold has a lot more pink in it. Copper more red.  I recently purchased some rose gold paperclips online. They are more copper in color but they still worked with the project.

I am so happy that rose gold is back in style. 37 years ago, my husband to be, purchased our wedding rings  and they have rose gold in them. Just as beautiful today as it was back then!!!!

Happy Scrapping !!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Prima Metallique Wax Rose Gold

Happy Wednesday !!!
I have been playing with Prima's Metallique Wax Rose Gold.  It's not just for metal !!!  I designed an album using Prima's  Rose Quartz Collection paper and I used the wax on the back page and on several tags. Unfortunately the photo looks more gold than rose gold.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

It's very easy to work with, just like using chalk or distressing ink, except your finger does get dirty. I tried using a dauber, but it didn't apply the way I wanted. I think the fingerprint gave it more detail.

On the tags I didn't rub it in, I just skipped my finger across the edges.

Next week I will be working with Prima's Love Clippings Collection and the Wild & Free Collection. I plan on using more of the Rose Gold Wax on that album. I'll let you know how it turns out.

                                               Here is the finished album. 

Foil Embossing

Good Day Scrapper,
Next week, for Modus Operandi Monday (MOM), I am going to attempt to do the foil embossing and inking technique. Hope it turns out !!!

Velum Tool

Hi Scrappers, I picked up this handy little tool while I was at the Rubber Stamp Convention in Carson, CA   back in November. Well I have found it to be a very handy little tool. I have used it when applying velum to double sided tape and then onto paper and I am able to get out every single bubble. It's also very handy when you are having difficulties removing the backing from tape. 

I contacted the vendor to get the name of it because I could not find it on the website, he informed me that the item had been discontinued by the manufacturer and that is why is isn't on their website. However, he said he did have more and would be selling them at the Rubber Stamp Convention, in Carson, on March 11, 2017. So if you are going there, be sure to stop by the 
Rubber Stamping Depot booth and get one !!!

I also love their double sided tape when applying ribbon and lace. It does not show up under the ribbon and for sheer ribbon, I find that the ribbon is not sticky or tacky on the top after apply it to paper.  It is called Super Adhesive Tape.  It comes in a wide variety of sizes from 1/8" to 2". Grab some of this too, if your going to the show or go to their website Rubber Stamping Depot.
Happy Scrappin !!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hello Scrappers,

Today I am launching Modus Operandi Monday (MOM).   A modus Operandi is a particular way or method of doing something. That is what I hope to bring to you every Monday.

Today I am going to show you a wonderful alcohol technique on foil, I found by CindyScrapperV.

Items you will need for this technique are Aluminum Foil (cheap stuff),  Alcohol Inks (as many colors as you want). I used Ranger's Mermaid, Purple Twilight & Ginger. Alcohol  Blending Solution, Blending pads, chipboard, glue.

Lay out a piece of foil and lay your chipboard piece on it and make a few marks to indicate the size of your chipboard. You will need to cover all that area with the inks.

Put a few drops of the ink (as many colors as you want) on your pad.

Add a few drops of the Alcohol Blending Solution on the spots of ink. It will appear slightly faded. Don't over add the solution unless you really want a muted look.

Now start stamping the ink on top of your foil. Tap as many times as you want and the design will change as you go. Be sure to cover the entire area where your chipboard will go.
I allowed it to dry for a minute, then started stamping again.
Once you have the look you want, use your heat gun to dry it.

When it is dry, turn it upside down, put glue on the side of your chipboard you want to cover with the foil and glue it to the back side of the foil.
Once the glue is dry, use an Xacto knife and cut away the foil close to the edges of the chipboard.

Smooth over the edges over with your finger. This was my finally result.

I also tried using some foil sheets (Dollar Tree) and used the left over ink on the pad with more of the Ginger ink.  These foil sheets had a texture in them, small dots. 
This was the result using the foil sheets.  
Dots up                  Dots down
I noticed that since the sheet has a shiny and dull side (like all foil) the side with the dots outward was the shiny side and did make the inks shiny. On the dull side with the dots inward, it was more muted and there was more of a shadowing effect in the inks. They both turned out nice.

I do hope you try this technique and have as much fun with it as I am having. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Scrappin!!!!

Here are some more samples.

 On this piece I used the same colors but most of the concentration of color is on the small square, which I inked first. As the ink was fading on the blending pad, I put it on another section of foil so the design is not as intense. The center square was with just (1) color of ink (my first test piece).

On this sample, I put a lot of the Alcohol Blending Solution on the pad and it really blending the colors. I also used a baby wipe and removed some of the ink before it was dry to reveal the silver foil.

On this one, the ink was being used up from the sample above, so I added a little more red ink to the blending pad. Then I added the yellow ink directly on the foil in spots and blended it using the same blending pad.

I glued the 2 pieces together, added some crafting tape, a tag from #graphic45 #monamour collection and two stones. This is the result.