Sunday, February 26, 2017

Just got a sandblasting cabinet.  Really enjoying this new hobby.  So far, I've blasted wine glasses, stainless steel tumblers, plate glass and tiles.  The wine glass was sandblasted first, then color filled the text.  Lots to learn.
Front of wine glass - "Lisey"

Back of wine glass- "If anyone asks, I'm drinking all this wine to collect corks for a Pinterest project" 
Sandblasted powder-coated tumblers for sixtieth anniversary edition of local high school yearbook.

Love this font!

First attempt at sandblasting porcelain tile.

Really pleased how deeply etched letters were!

This was a sample of Rayzist blasting medium.  Trying to figure out the best pressures.  So many variables!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Here is a birthday card for a little 4 year old girl.  Cased it from Wendy Cranford at  I tweaked it by using a deckle blade to make the hair look like it had bangs and then embossed the it for some texture.  Not sure if I'll add a sentiment on the front or not.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

New "tepee" card for some specials folks.  They are technically my son's in-laws, but we count them as family.  Their birthdays are only two days apart so I made them a joint card.  I really like this style card - not hard to make but looks really cool (and folds flat to mail in a standard A2 envelope; the tepee is held in shape by two small magnests).  The hardest thing for me to do is choose the coordinating papers since I'm not good at mixing patterns.  Imagine my glee when I saw this plaid paper because it matched David's shorts almost exactly!

The other issue I had was remembering how to print text in a shape for the inside message.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Birthday card for my sister...

Blast from the past...ran across these pics of from my daughter-in-law's birthday.  She's hard to shop for (this would be the pot calling the kettle black), so I came up with this idea. The "packages" contained gifts that coordinated with the gift tags (bathrobe, lounge wear, slippers).

Friday, October 16, 2015

Seem to be stuck on same two colors (blue and silver).  Today's card used Paper Trey Hugs die and one of my favorite embossing folders, Anna Griffin's Regal Braid.  I die cut the "hugs" and the two strips a second time out of black craft foam and adhered the mirrored cardstock to pop it off the card base.  I have to say, working with the mirrored paper was harder than I anticipated, but I love the effect.  BTW , in case you haven't noticed, my favorite card size is A7, top fold.   To make it out of one sheet of letter sized cardstock, I have to cut two pieces and glue them together.  I've taken to using a die cut on that inside flap to make it look prettier (instead of just a plain flap).  I actually quite like how this works.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I had no idea you could get such dark and even color putting Distress Inks directly to paper!  The end results feels like suede.  The flower was stamped using Glimmer Mist Spray to interact with the dye.  The hello stamp is from SU and is embossed with metallic silver.  All the silvers match much better in person than the do in this pic.  Thanks for stopping by.