Oct 31, 2017

Distress Ink Rainbow Die Cut Background Card

Hi there!  I'm happy to be on the Tutti Designs blog today sharing this rainbow background technique card featuring our Rose Frame die.  What a pretty die!  I really wanted to show off the beautiful pattern with a high contrast creation.  I hope you'll hop on over for the details.  :)

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Purchase your Rose Frame die HERE today!

Oct 27, 2017

Cracked Mercury Glass Mixed Media Tutorial

Hello!  I'm sharing a truly exciting mixed media tutorial on the Stamps & Stencils blog.  Get all of the details on making your own cracked mercury glass panels and die cuts.  This process is sooooo fun and completely addictive.  I hope you'll join me.

I ended up with two projects using the technique.  Trust me, I could have kept going!  Thanks for visiting today and hugs, Autumn

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Oct 25, 2017

Interactive Tim Holtz Snowflake Spinner Card

It's time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and our hostess Suzz has chosen the theme Trick or Treat.  She says, "I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a trick or treat.  If you are feeling funkie you might want to incorporate a trick in your design or if you are feeling frilly you can incorporate a treat.  The trick or treat can be anything from a hidden pocket, unexpected design element, a treat hidden in the card or an unusual technique used on your project.  Make sure to include in your blog post a description of your trick or treat!"

I cut a 4.25 x 5.5" panel from watercolor card and embossed with the Tim Holtz Tiny Dots EF.  I sponged Evergreen Bough and Salty Ocean lightly blending so that there was more light green on the inside and darker blue on the edges.  I flicked with water and then traced and cut out the template.

I created a template for you to use if you'd like to CASE this card.  Please make sure to credit back to this post if you use the template.  :)  Print the template 5.125 x 3.4375" or 5 1/8 x 3 7/16".

I prepared my other die cut elements.  I layered my Distress Glittered snowflakes with foam tape.  I cut the Wish die from red glitter stock.  I cut the treeline and lined it up, fussy cutting away the excess and sponging the bottom lightly.  I wanted a slight red boarder, per wisdom from my sweet Logan.  I needed to cut out the center, so I used a rectangle die and saved the inside panel for another project.

I cut a sheet of kids craft foam slightly smaller than my panel, then traced the template again and cut out.  It was necessary to cut out a lot of extra so that the penny mechanism would fit inside of this section.  Test and make sure a penny is smaller than the width of every section of your cutout.

Sorry, but I forgot to photograph the backing panel.  I embossed the snowflakes along the edges then sponged to coordinate with my embossed panel.  I lightly sponged toward the center so that the little window left in the spinner slot would blend in with the overall design.

I ended up adding a silver backing snowflake to coordinate with my silver glitter stock mat.  To assemble the mechanism, just add a circular (must be circular) foam dot between your snowflakes and a penny.  Glue all of the layers together, nestling the penny in your craft foam cutout.

I couldn't resist adding a treat to go along with my card trick, ,so I made a coordinating little lantern filled with peppermints. 

I'm thinking this will make a great teacher's gift set.  I made a little video to show you how the card looks in all its spinning glory.  I truly hope you've enjoyed this project and are inspired to join our current challenge.  One lucky winner will receive a $25 voucher to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Find these festive cardmaking products at the Funkie Junkie Boutique today!

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Oct 22, 2017

GIVEAWAY & Cracked Glass Mixed Media Butterfly

I have a very fun mixed media experiment/tutorial to share with you today as guest designer on the IndigoBlu blog.  Learn how I made this "cracked glass" background panel and see more details from this project.  I hope you will enjoy!

This has truly been a beloved stamp.  Here are my mixed media creations using this beauty.  You can click the IndigoBlu label in my sidebar to view more.  

I have truly been so blessed to receive so many amazing products.  I wanted to return some of that blessing onto my sweet readers, so how about a giveaway?  If you'd like to win the IndigoBlu products below, just leave a comment and let me know.  I truly appreciate your support!  Hugs, Autumn

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Oct 18, 2017

Enameled Frame and Faux Mother of Pearl Christmas at PaperArtsy

I'm thrilled to have a second appearance on the PaperArtsy blog today!  I'm sharing my processes for creating faux mother of pearl and stamping over embossing powder, both used to create this gift frame and matching Christmas card.  I hope these concepts will spark your interest and you will pay a visit to the PaperArtsy blog for more details.

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Oct 13, 2017

Faux Enameled Metal Charms Tutorial Snowy Christmas Peace

I'm sharing a Friday Focus post on the Frilly and Funkie blog today.  Our entire range of filigree metals and charms are an extra 15% off for the next two weeks.  I had such a great time altering these embellishments and have shared all of those tricks and tips for my faux enamel process on the Frilly and Funkie blog, so do hop on over!

'Tis the Season to Shop at the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Find these exquisite products in the shop today:

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