The first day of exciting inspiration at the Collins Show was packed full of new products, ideas and techniques. Here are a few highlights: In Altenew’s class (photo above) we used their Golden Days stamp set for all three cards; and also, on the lefthand card, a wonderful debossing cover die called Dotted Tile. Dare 2B Artzy’s class (photo below) featured their new Space Odyssey and Make Waves collections, with coordinating papers, stamps and dies.
The winter 2022 edition of the Collins Group Virtual Retailers Symposium begins today, so stay tuned all week for the latest makes and previews of items coming soon(ish) to Paper Anthology. First up, cards from the famous Sample Making Frenzy! In photo one, gorgeous florals from AlteNew. In photo two, an ocean vibe from Dare 2B Artzy, lovely lemons (on a textured background) from Spellbinders, and silhouetted drama from Hero Arts. Photo three features soft florals from Stampendous, as well as uber-cuteness and big chunky diecuts from Lawn Fawn.
More marvelous makes from Sunday’s classes at the Collins Virtual Retailer Symposium. Above: Altenew’s Watercolor Extravaganza Stamps and Delightful Frame 3D Embossing Folder. (By the way, we just got another shipment of the amazing Altenew E/F’s in, including this one!) Below: Dare 2B Artzy always does a great job coordinating stamps, dies and papers; and coming up with new styles of card… how cool is that double pop up?!
It might seem odd that Altenew’s new line of embossing folders all have“3D” in their name; afterall, every embossing folder creates a 3D effect, that’s nothing new, right? Except… these are DIFFERENT! They’re much more deeply embossed than traditional folders. So much so, that still photos don’t really convey their intricacies. You should probably watch the video!
Picket Fence Studios’ Paper Glaze comes in sixteen vibrant, shimmery colors: Leaf Green, Succulent Green, Fern Green, Jade Vine, Ocean Poppy, Cornflower Blue, Agapanthus Purple, Boysenberry Violet, Peony Pink, Marigold Orange, Golden Rose, Daffodil Yellow, Brown Dahlia, Artemisia Silver, Black Pansy and Snowdrop White.
Paper Glaze is a smooth, creamy medium used to create texture and shimmer. Use on your paper projects by pushing through a stencil, dabbing onto die-cuts and/or a stamped image, or watering down to use as watercolor or wash.
Best used with 100 lb. or thicker cardstock. Fast drying medium. Drying time varies with climate and thickness of application. Paper Glaze is a permanent product. Do not use with Life Changing Blender Brushes. Be sure to clean tools, surfaces, and stencils quickly after use.
Techniques to try with Paper Glaze: Mixing colors to create unique shades; Adding ink before applying glaze to change hues; Dropping alcohol ink on top of dried Paper Glaze; Blending dye ink or watercolor over dried Paper Glaze; Adding to glitter cardstock.
Hi Everyone, for all of you that have been waiting patiently for pictures of Shari’s classes, I just want you to know it was definitely worth the wait!
Valentines Card and Treat class:
Join Shari for this adorable Valentine’s class featuring 2 cards and 2 treat containers! Featuring stamps and dies from Mama Elephant, Taylored Expressions and Lawn Fawn – they’ll be the perfect little gifts for your Valentine!
Supplies: Please bring your basic class kit.
Monday, 1/28/19: 6-9
Saturday, 2/2/19: 12-3
Monday, 2/4/19: 6-9
Boxed Card Set:
Join Shari to create this lovely A2 card set with box – makes a lovely gift! She’s featuring a beautiful stamp set from Altenew, nestled in pastel spring colors, and you’ll learn how to create the perfect sized box – no dies involved!
Supplies: Please bring your basic class kit, a scorepal and bone folder.
Over and over again I hear how hard it is to create a guy card – very challenging,people say, not much stuff out there for masculine cards, they say… So when I saw this weeks challenge at Shopping Our Stash – “Happy Birthday Dude” I really thought about what would make a card personal for my husband. We live in a lake house with wood virtually everywhere – wood paneling, wood floors, wood burning stove, 7 cords of wood stacked outside, you get the idea. So, I knew wood had to be featured, and anyways, I really wanted to try the new Tim Holtz wood planks die and 3D embossing folder. Now, my husband has this old flannel shirt that he wears ALL THE TIME, I mean he really loves this shirt (and I love plaid and green) so I decided to recreate the look for a background panel. First I stamped the Altenew Buffalo check background stamp on moss green paper with Bluebird Archival ink, then I used one of the lines from the MFT Plaid Builder stamp set and alternated Prickly Pear and Peat Moss archival inks in between the Buffalo check..a touch of vintage photo distress ink to soften the edges and viola – an old plaid shirt. The letters are die cut from Tim Holtz’ metallic kraft stock with the Sizzix Alphanumeric dies – 3/4″, then sanded roughly and inked with more vintage photo. This was one of those rare times when the card ended up looking exactly like I saw it in my mind!
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Every year we do a Christmas card swap at Paper Anthology and I’m always in awe at the beautiful designs everyone comes up with. For those of you that haven’t submitted your cards yet for this year, please get them to the store as soon as possible so I can get all the cards out to everyone. Once they’re all in, I’ll choose 3 to spotlight here on the blog. I haven’t joined the fun for several years as November is a very busy time of the year at the store, but this year I vowed to carve out some time! I may have mentioned once or twice how much I loved Taylored Expressions’ Holiday release this year- honestly every single thing was fantastic – so I decided to feature a few things from them on my swap card:
I die cut the Taylored Expressions moose from Altenew’s wood paper ( this is super cool ultra thin real wood that die cuts like a dream) The background is stamped with Taylored Expressions Buffalo check background stamp. The sentiment is from Stampers Anonymous “Christmastime” set (adore these sentiments!) The blanket stitch die cut is from Waffle Flower and the smaller die cut is from Sizzix, stitched rectangles. The tiny twine bow just added the perfect touch!
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