glimmer mists and other stories…

it’s been a while since I’ve posted something…Time flies like crazy and so much happens.
Don’t worry i won’t kill you with all boring details :) Last weekend I’ve made a cute bracelet but it survived with me less than one week. I used a bad thread and the beads started falling off :( Then I bought 12 jars of pearlex (with 40% off at Michaels :) ) and then I started mixing and mixing… homemade glimmer mists. Just in case you’re interested here is how I got it: I got a scoop of pearlex, a drop of clear school glue (to make the glimmer stay on the paper) and some water. The size of the scoop depends of the effect you want to get. Mix everything in a mini mister and you’re good to go :) After mixing the mists I made a dozen of cards for Diwali. I’ll show them after I take proper photos. Speaking about photos, I finally made a soft box so maybe now my photos will not be that crappy :) A few days ago I also made a new soutache ring. I got some ring bases from etsy and they worked perfectly.

have a great weekend!! Hope this time I will come back here sooner :)
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baby stroller again??

I know it took me soooo long but finally I made another tutorial :) A few of you asked for it, so here it is:)

I didn’t take too many photos since it’s pretty easy to make.
You will need one 8.5 x 11 in sheet of paper for the base. It should be kind of thick because you’ll stick everything else to it.
It can have a delicate pattern. However I used a plain, slightly pink card stock.
to decorate the stroller you will need
– strips of patterned paper in darker color,
–  2 buttons (if you have the cute ones then you don’t have to do anything, if the buttons are pretty plain you can cover them with glitter)
– stamps and ink pads
– sentiment (can be stamped or printed and attached to the card)
– glitter (optional)
– butterfly punch or any other shape that you like
– little gems

First download the template. (Sorry that the quality is so bad but I couldn’t use the scanner.When I get a chance I’ll upload a new file)
Cut it out and trace on the base paper. Score along the middle line.
That is basically your base. If your paper is plain you can use a stamp.
Use the border punch with patterned paper.
The photo below will give you an idea how to attache separate elements of decoration:

I decorated only front, but you will need an additional set o wheels on the back so the card can stand on its own.
It is important when you attach the wheels to make sure that the stroller will stand straight, and not lean to the side. You can notice it right away.
I covered the buttons with glossy accents and then with glitter. The same with the butterfly. This time I added a sentiment in a form of a little banner. It gives more dimension.
The way you decorate your stroller it totally up to you. The sky is the limit!! Look thru your embellishments and use whatever you want.
Here is some details from a different angle:

This is a great card to give to a new born baby, as a congratulation card for the parents/grandparents or as baby shower card.
Hope the instructions are clear and you enjoyed the tutorial as well as making your own strollers! You can always drop me a link to your results, I would love to see your work too! Feel free to ask if you have any questions about this card.
It would be nice if you add the link on your blog when you use my tutorial :)

I’ve been thinking lately to share my homemade version of bow maker. What do you think?
Have a great week and “see ya soon”
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my first tutorial :)

This post will be veeeeery, veeeeery long, but don’t be scared :) It will have a lot of photos, I promise :)

Sometimes ago around Valentine’s Day I made a great card for a guy, (you can check it HERE). I saw it somewhere on the net but didn’t like that version. Few months later I decided to make it my own way. I sketched a template on the graph paper until I got the right shape.  After I posted it on my old blog somebody suggested that I should make a tutorial. I wasn’t sure if I can make one, but I won’t know if I don’t try. So please be patience if I don’t explain something clearly :)

To make this card you need:
one sheet of card stock 8.5×11 in.  (this will be the base of the card, you should choose the color of the skin)
patterned paper of your choice (it can be some scraps of paper, this will be the bra and panties)
lace (or nice ribbon, long and narrow piece of tulle)
two small bows
gemstones, pearls or anything that will work as pendant
4 in of chain or silver/gold glitter glue
scoring tool,
pencil,
scissors,
adhesive of your choice (I used adhesive runner, hot glue and glossy accents)
stamp with sentiment
glossy accents (optional)
anything else you would like to use to decorate your card

Print the template I made for you (click HERE to download). You can print it on thick paper and keep it as your stencil. Cut out all the shapes.

Score the base paper into half and trace the shape of the card. You should have something like this:

Hold the folded paper firmly and carefully cut out the shape. This is what you’ll get:

Now trace the rest of the shapes on the patterned paper and cut them out

You should have this:

the top strips will be shorter (mine are too long).

To finish the edge of the bra I use lace like this. But it can be any other kind of lace, ribbon or trim from fabric store.

Now attach the ribbon on the edges of the bra pieces. I worked from the roll, so I didn’t waste the lace. I used the adhesive runner on the edge and then while sticking the lace I made little folds  like here:

When you’re done just trim the lace.

This is how the front side will look like:

Now, a bit harder part…sticking the lace to the panties :) Since my lace was a little to wide I just cut it into two pieces like here:

Then I attached the lace to the top edge of the panties the same way I did with the bra. Remember that the cut edge of the lace cannot be the one that sticks out!!

This is the back side:

and the front  side:

The remaining half of the lace I attached to the bra straps:

Here are all my pieces:

Now attach the bra to the base using pretty strong adhesive. I used hot glue.

and now do the same with the back of the card:

So the card is almost ready. Just few pieces and you’re done :)

First the front. Attach one of the bows to the bra, then the chain and the gems to make
a necklace. I used the chain since I had some at home but you ca use two pieces of thin wire twisted together or silver/gold glitter to “draw” the chain. Then I stamped the “Love” sentiment. You can use any other one, depends on the occasion :)

You can’t see it on this picture but I use the glossy accents on the sentiment.

So the front of the card is ready! Now it’s time to finish the back.

Attach the second bow on the panties. You can stamp the “tattoo”. I used a heart stamp and covered it with the glossy accents.
And voilà!! Your card is ready :)

If you used the glossy accents let it dry properly. Hope you didn’t have any problems to understand my instructions :) If you use this tutorial I would love to see your work. You can always leave the link to your blog in the comments.

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