Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Feb 2018 Steamworks Steampunk Top Hat - Club Scrap

Create a miniature steampunk top hat from a Club Scrap® Pizza Box and the Steamworks Collection.

Steamworks Pizza Box Top Hat tutorial -

Trim Pizza Box cardboard into a 2x6-1/2" strip with the grain direction running vertically. Cut and remove a small triangular piece from one layer of the inside of the strip.

Roll the strip into a cylinder, add glue single layer triangular tab and adhere together with Club Scrap Bookbinding glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator. Add glue to the back of a 2-1/8x6-1/2" strip of Brick print from the Steamworks collection.

Brush the thin layer of glue on the paper with a foam brush. Wrap the paper around the cylinder and hold in place until dry.

Brim - Trim 3" circles - two Brick print and one cardboard with Sizzix Steel Rule Circle dies.

 Top - Cut 2" circles - one Brick print and one cardboard.

Brush glue onto the 3" cardboard circle and laminate the top with the print side of one 3" Brick print circle.

Trim two 1/16" wide Brick print strips and adhere to the perimeter of both the top and brim of the hat with Bookbinding Glue dispensed from the Needle-tipped Applicator tool.

Add a thick bead of glue to the top of the cylinder and lay the laminated top into the glue. Place a heavy object on the cylinder and set the piece aside to dry.

Wrap a piece of gold ribbon around the perimeter of the base of the cylinder to determine the size needed. Add double-sided adhesive along the back of the ribbon and attach to the cylinder. Add a thick bead of glue to the bottom of the cylinder, center it and adhere to the print side of the brim. Set the hat aside to dry completely before moving on to the embellishments.

Steamworks Top Hat Embellishments -

Cut a variety of flower and leaf shapes in Steamworks papers with a tiny daisy punch and Sizzix Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits.

Select a variety of metal Tim Holtz Idea-ology, gears, and vintage key embellishments for the hat.

Shape the flowers and leaves with a ball stylus and foam pad. Adhere the clusters together with hot glue. Arrange the placement on the workspace before hot gluing into place.

Let's take another look at the completed top hat!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 19, 2018

February 2018 Idea Deck Challenge 9 of Diamonds - Club Scrap

Hostess Pam Butler has chosen the 9 of Diamonds from any of Club Scrap's Assembly Line Idea Decks.

I chose to create cards with 12x12" papers from vintage Club Scrap kits including Private Eye Green, Let Me Count the Ways Red, and Lock & Key Teal with the Card Making Idea Deck Vol. Two.

Trim the papers according to the instructions on the back of the card.

Add details to the plain papers with Club Scrap Steamworks stamps and embossing folders. I chose clocks folders from Sizzix and Darice.

Embellish with Foiled Fancies, Club Scrap Steamworks Card Kit sequins and punched flower clusters.

Let's take a closer look at the finished cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies -
Club Scrap Lock & Key brown ribbon, sunburst sequin and copper circle Dazzles
Club Scrap Inks - Ocean, Mahogany, and Earth
Fiskars daisy punch
Recollections small daisy punch

Sunday, February 18, 2018

It's a Plaid, Plaid World Stencil Cards

Create cards with panels made with the It's a Plaid, Plaid World Stencil from Club Scrap. Visit my post for a detailed tutorial on how to create the plaid backgrounds.

Stamp two collage images onto Strathmore mixed media paper with Silver Metallic and Distress Black Soot inks. Sprinkle the images with clear embossing powder. Heat set to melt. Add Distress Oxides colors onto the images. Spritz with water to activate the inks. Adhere the fussy cut collage images to the plaid panels created on Steamworks Ivory 4x6" panels.

Supplies -

Club Scrap Vintage Botany Jumbo collage and Greetings sentiment stamps
Club Scrap Steamworks Card Kit Brick panels and Gold card bases
Distress Oxides Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers
Club Scrap Permanent Jet Black Ink Pad
Clear Embossing powder
Club Scrap Silver Metallic Ink
Club Scrap It's a Plaid, Plaid World Stencil (sold out but can be purchased with the paper collection HERE)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It's a Plaid, Plaid World Stencil Tutorial - Club Scrap

During this past holiday season, I noticed a lot of plaid being used in card making.

It really spoke to me, and so I set out to create a tutorial to make my own plaid backgrounds.

My obsession with plaid continued, and I finally Skyped Tricia at Club Scrap to request a stencil to make a plaid background in an upcoming collection. She responded immediately with a request for an idea of what I had in mind and how it would work.

I created a digital template in my iScrapbook application.

I printed it out onto an 8.5x11" piece of manila folder. Then I removed the black areas to create a mock stencil. I applied inks and voila, plaid!

The next thing you know, Tricia and Craig had worked on an entire plaid special edition collection, inspired by my request. It's a Plaid, Plaid World was born!

The stencil is included in this collection.

It's a Plaid, Plaid World Stencil Tutorial - 

Apply various colors of ink to the stencil.

Rotate the stencil 180 degrees. Align the stencil opening over the previously inked (in this case yellow) stripe and continue adding colors to the bottom of the panel.

Apply the second set of stencil lines to intersect the first.

Note: To make longer lines, simply slide the stencil openings along the panel and continue filling in the colors.

The final step is optional. Create faux thread lines with a 2x8 Acrylic Ruler and a black fine tip pen.

This panel can be turned into the perfect plaid background for any card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 12, 2018

February 2018 Tool Stash Challenge - Club Scrap

This month I challenged the Club Scrap Chat Facebook Group to share artwork created with PAINTS.

I chose to create my artwork with the Club Scrap Steamworks Gears stencil and Distress crackle paints in Tarnished Brass and Brushed Pewter.

Here is how I achieved this look.

Lay the stencil over a mixed media white panel.

Spread the two colors of crackle paint over the stencil with a palette knife. Note: A thicker application of paint will result in deeper cracks when dry.

Remove the stencil and set this panel aside to dry completely.

Scrape off any remaining paints with the palette knife onto a second mixed media panel.

Select a card cutting formula from the Club Scrap Assembly Line Card Making Idea Deck Vol. 2 and two 12x12 papers from the Steamworks collection to create two trifold cards.

Add Steamworks embellishments to finished cards. Note: I chose to emboss the two long panels on each card with a Sizzix folder featuring gears.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Club Scrap Surprise Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap January Blog Hop featuring the Surprise Collection. If you have arrived here from the Club Scrap Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers. Have you created artwork with this collection? Please join the Linky Party, the tool for which can be found at the bottom of Karen's post.

Calendars are very popular at the beginning of each new year. I have seen all sorts of free printable downloads, fun DIYs, and unique projects being shared on Pinterest and other social media sites.

Turn a CD jewel case into a cute desktop calendar with these step by step instructions.

CD Case Calendar Project -

Remove the lid from an empty CD jewel case. Flip the lid over and reattach to the base as shown below.

Download a 2018 calendar and print onto white paper.

Trim out each month to measure 2-3/8x2-5/8" on a Club Scrap Cutting Mat with an 3x14 Acrylic Ruler and craft knife.

Create a custom 12x12" black print with images from various Surprise Unmounted Stamp sets. Stamp the images in White Pigment Ink Pad.

Dust the wet ink with Silver Pan Pastels applied with a brush.

Buff away the excess Pan Pastels with a dry cloth.

Gather three 12x12" papers. I chose a Green (A) and Pink (B) print to go along with my custom black print (C) from the Surprise Deluxe collection. Cut each following the instructions below.

Trim each 12x12 at 11.5, 9 and 4.5".

Cut the 4.5x12 horizontally at 10.5, 9, and 4.5".

Trim the remaining 2.5x12 horizontally at 11, 8.25, 5.5, and 2.75".

Assemble the twelve 4.5x4.5" square base pages. The 1.5x4.5 panels anchor the 2.5x2.75" matted calendar months.

Cut a 4.75x5" Black print panel to slide into the cover of the CD jewel case base.

Create a lip for the calendar page to rest on with two nested .25x4.75" Black Print strips. Adhere the strips together to form a double thickness with Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator.

Glue to the bottom of the 4.75x5" panel on the CD jewel case cover.

The extra calendar pages fit neatly into the back of the case until needed.

To keep myself on task, I will keep a list of that month's birthday card recipients on the back of each page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Up next on the hop is the super talented Kay Williamson at her Keepsakes Blog!