Thursday, June 30, 2011

FEATURE ITEM - Copic Markers, a GIVEAWAY, a WINNER and a SALE!!!

Good Morning!

It is time for a new feature item! This time it is COPIC markers!

Between July 1st and July 15th, 2011, Copic Sketch Markers (Reg $6.99) will be on special for ONLY $5.99!! (Online customers - quote FICM in the comment section of your online order).


Copic markers are the highest quality marker available anywhere. The markers are  refillable and feature replaceable marker nibs, you never have to throw a marker away. Sketch Markers come in 346 colors. The replaceable Super Brush nib acts like a paintbrush in both feel and application. Sketch Markers feature refillable ink and optional nibs and are compatible with the Copic Airbrush System.

Hannah and Laura have both created a card using Copic Markers, here are their sneak peeks:


And now for the giveaway! Once you have visited both Laura's and Hannah's blogs, come back here and leave a comment to be entered into a prize draw to win one Copic Marker of you choice!

The winner of the Distress Ink Feature Item is:


Congratulations Jeanette! Please contact Laura (scrapnextras@yahoo.com)
with your colour choice of Distress Ink so we can get it sent out to you!

It's Summer and the Calgary Stampede arrives shortly, so let's Celebrate!  
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

NEW from Basic Grey

Scrapbooker's Paradise has two NEW collections from Basic Grey!


12x12 PAPER

12x12 COLLECTION PACK

6x6 PAPER PAD

EMBELLISHMENTS

STAMPS



12x12 PAPER

12x12 COLLECTION PACK

6x6 PAPER PAD

EMBELLISHMENTS
 

STAMPS

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NEW from Xyron

Scrapbooker's Paradise has two new items from Xyron!


Featuring ½ inch wide by 100 feet of Acid-Free Dot-Matrix Permanent Adhesive. Super strong adhesive dots hold aggressively but have no sling like solid tape runners!
The Mega Runner is lightweight and compact with an ergonomic handle. Includes a cap to protect adhesive when not in use.
Features:
  • Easy drop-in style Refill
  • Dot-Matrix Patterned
  • Acid-Free and Non-Toxic


Make stickers out of almost anything... It's Magic! The Magic Sticker Maker provides hours of fun for all ages while creating no mess and using no heat or energy. There is so much you can make the creativity never ends!!
Turn your own cool designs, photos of friends, celebrity pictures, fabrics – anything at all – into funky stickers! One twist magically turns the item into a high quality sticker with no fuss and no mess! Each sticker maker comes with pre-made sticker shapes to get you started.
Features:
  • 20ft (6.1M) Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive Cartridge Included

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New from Little Yellow Bicycle

A new collection by Little Yellow Bicycle has arrived at Scrapbooker's Paradise!


12x12 PAPER

EMBELLISHMENTS






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NEW from Best Creation

Scrapbooker's Paradise has two NEW collections from Best Creation!
LOOPS AND SCOOPS
12x12 PAPER

12x12 COLLECTION PACK
(also available in 6x6)

STICKERS



ROCK STAR - 12x12 PAPER

12x12 COLLECTION PACK
(also available in 6x6)

STICKERS

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday.....Stamping with Acrylic Paint

Hi all, well it's time for another tutorial........and this time we are playing with Acrylic Paints, I used the Ranger Acrylic Dabbers, this is such a fun way to expand your stamping! So onto today's tutorial............










Here's a list of the products I used:
Cardstock: X-press It Blending, Coredinations Tim Holtz 12"x12"-Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive, Ranger Archival Ink Black
Stamps: Kaiser Craft Chapter One and Occasions
Misc.: Ranger Acrylic Dabbers- Pearl and Gold, Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Pink Paislee Daily Junque Twine

Step 1: First make sure that your dabber is working, if you have any problems and find that the paint is not coming out of the dabber, take out the dabber top and rinse it under running water. Also, if you find that the paint is really thick you can add some water to thin it, just make sure to add a little at a time. So now you are ready to apply the pearl paint to your stamp. Using the dabber apply it like you would an ink pad, don't worry if you get it in the crevices. Now stamp it, you don't need a lot of pressure when you are stamping with the paint. If you don't have the dabber acrylics, you can use regular acrylic paint, just use a sponge brush to apply it to your stamp. IMPORTANT: Make sure you wash your stamp off right away, since you don't want the acrylic paint to dry on your stamp!

Step 2: This is how it should look after you have stamped with the acrylic dabber. I stamped the image twice in each corner.












Step 3: Now do the butterfly with the gold acrylic paint and don't forget to wash off the paint when you are done!













Step 4: Here's how it should look after you have stamped the 2 butterflies.













Step 5: Now apply the distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive with your blending tool, starting with the lightest colour first. Where you have stamped the acrylic paint it will actually act as a resist. It should look something like this when you are done.








Step 6: Now I used the Crushed Olive Distress ink and stamped the same image again, this time I off set the image so it creates a shadow.












Step 7: Now wipe off the ink with a paper towel, you can dampen it if you need to or use a baby wipe to remove the excess ink. Now it looks like a shadow behind the acrylic stamping.












Step 8: Now do the same for the butterfly with the Broken China distress ink. Your finished piece should look like this. You can do so much with the acrylic dabbers and your stamps.......plus it's so much fun to play with. See below for the full card and what I did to finish it.










So all I did to finish this card is I used the Coredinations Shabby Shutters CST for the card and layered the Tumbled Glass CST over it. Then I used the Scallop corner punch on only 2 of the corners of the stamped piece. I added the twine and adhered it to the card. Now I die cut the banner and stamped the sentiment with the black archival ink and used the blending tool to apply the distress inks, this was pop dotted up in the center. That's all for this card! I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial and have some fun playing with the acrylic paint dabbers!!!


Here's another card I did:

Products Used:

Cardstock: White, Black and Kaiser Craft Chapter One- Motive and Beginning
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Black
Stamps: Purple Onion Birthday Banner & Kaiser Craft Chapter One
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 4 and Labels 4 small
Misc: Ranger Paint Dabber Pearl, Want 2 Scrap Bling Strips, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists- Hula Hoop, Dragonfly, Olive Vine and Electric Blue

The only thing I did different with this card is I used the Tattered Angels sprays instead of the distress inks.........there are so many options when you use the acrylic paints.......so have fun getting inky or should I say painty!!! :) That's it for this time.........so until next time.......Have a great week!!!


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