Wednesday, December 31, 2014

happy new year!

Hello my WONDERFUL friends, and HAPPY new year!


I'm so excited to be a part of today's blog hop! Not only is the WHOLE Unity team part of the party, Unity is also participating in the Season's of Giving hop. Yay! SUPER AWESOME!

So what does that mean for you?

Prizes and a fabulous sale happening NOW at Unity!


The new year gives us a chance to both make a fresh start, and look back on the past year to see how far we have come... For me, this year has been a year of discovery, growth, and learning who I am. I still have a long journey ahead of me to get me where I want to be, but as I looked back on the past year, and ahead to the year to come, I wanted to remind myself what I have learned. 

I LOVE this lace stamp! SO pretty!!!

The lace, butterflies, and the little vine border under the photo ALL come from January's new KOM "Magic of Beginnings"

The quote on the photograph is from December's KOM Warmth of Winter.

*tip: you can use ink designed for non-porous surfaces like StazOn, or acrylic paint to stamp directly on photographs!

There are also some textures worked into the background using December's SMAK "Moments Like These" and Beautiful Elements (love these both!)

The butterflies are stamped on acetate and colored with alcohol inks on the back... 

*tip: Use a little bit of Ranger's Snow Cap alcohol ink mixed in with your color to make it more opaque.

And, for those who are familiar with my blog... you know I love sharing tutorials... SO...


Today I wanted to walk you through a fun technique that leaves your stamped images with a very unique look!

Step 1: Stamp your image on a piece of clear plastic acetate using a permanent ink designed for nonporous surfaces... Like StazOn.

Step 2: If you want to add some color, simply flip the plastic over and color with alcohol based markers... Make sure you are coloring on the back..otherwise you will just smear your lines.

Step 3: Spray the BACK of your image with spray adhesive...

This is what I used. 

Step 4: crinkle up some silver leafing and firmly press it onto the spray glue. (this is DIFFERENT from tin foil... this is a THIN metal leafing.)

All the extra leafing that is hanging off the edges can be collected and used in another project. No waste!


The end result is this beautiful metallic image. And yes, it can be die cut after it's all finished!

*Tip 1: I highly suggest having a lint roller handy. Tiny pieces of leafing like to get all over. A lint roller cleans things up quickly
*Tip 2: this is also fun to do with pictures (that's how I learned this technique originally) simply print the picture on acetate and follow the same steps to add leafing!

Have a fabulous day, and a magnificent new year!

Enjoy!
~Kassi





55 comments:

Theng Yun said...

Love that stamp!

DIANA L. said...

Happy New Year Kassi fun card!! Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Doreen said...

Happy New Year.....Thanks for the fab Tutorial.xxx

jolande said...

Wish you a great and creative 2015
Big hug Jolande

Laura Turcotte said...

wow----WOW!! Love that stamp and you created something wonderful with it!! Awesome!! Thanks for the tips!

Crazy8farm said...

I'm thinking I need to visit your blog more often, thank you for the great tutorial! I hope you have a very blessed new year.

joetterer said...

That is a neat trick. I might have to try it.

Bunny said...

Happy New Year. Beautiful card. Would like to try the spray adhesive. I wondered how well it worked. Thank you for the hop.

BETTY said...

Happy new year. I love your art

JPScraps said...

Beautiful layout! thanks for the tips and the fun technique. Happy New Year!

Ruby said...

Great tutorial and card, Thanks for sharing the technique. Happy New Year

Becca Cruger said...

A) Warrior princess?! I LOVE it! That page is incredibly stunning with that saturated background and the distressed edges.
B)Oh my goodness golly! Those metallic circles are genius! I am totally going to have to try that!

Tasha Freeman said...

I love your Warrior Princess layout and the leafing technique is awesome too!

Kris said...

Love this leafing technique. Happy New Year.

L Stro said...

HAppy NeW YEaR!Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity! LiaS

Lisa Arana said...

Your first card says it all -- YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Thank you for all your creativity, your heart and soul are so beautiful. Happy New Year!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous creations and I love your tutorial. I am your newest follower as well.

Mary Holshouser said...

thanks for the tips on reversing a stamp. I have some gold leafing that I need to try to use. Glad you reminded me.
Great projects.
happy new year

Roxanne Rawls said...

Great tips! I can't wait to try them! Thank you!!

ionabunny said...

Great technique. Bet it looks amazing in the real. Happy New Year. Hugz

Doris said...

Very pretty!

Gaylynn said...

Happy New Year Kassi. Another wonderful tutorial and lovely creations. :)

Michelle golz said...

Can't wait to try the leafing technique!

D.Ann said...

Thanks for the neat tutorial tips and for the chance to win!

Crystal said...

Very pretty cards and layout! That bubble card and technique look super cool!

Cathy Hanes said...

THanks for the quick tutorial!! Have both products and will try this soon!!

Beth F. said...

Wow! Gorgeous creations! Happy New Year!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

artiql8 said...

Great tutorial! Thanks! Happy New Year!

Kristina B. said...

Awesome Technique! Happy New Year!

toni kwaiser said...

Thanks for the new technique! Beautiful card.

Iris said...

So lovely.
isoscia@aol.com

Lisa H said...

great technique!

Jerrie said...

How fun to look back over your last year and see what you have done and pick your favs. I love this bubble blowing card. I like how you have done the circles. Great job.

Jerrie said...

What a great hop...now on to shopping.

Angeline Choo said...

What a fun technique Kassi! I must try one day.
Am happy to be on the same team as you. Looking forward to 2015!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the lace and butterfly on your pretty layout, and your card is beautiful!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing the technique and projects.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for the wonderful tips. Happy New Year.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Awesome cards and I love the technique the glitter.

Sue D said...

Beautiful layout and thanks for the tutorial.

JenRey said...

I love the butterflies! Thank you for the neat crafting technique... I'll have to try it!

Brande Davison said...

Oh I love the 'sending blessings your way' card - that is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I just love this little girl and the card is just gorgeous. thanks so much for sharing.

ceashark at aol dot com

jennifer mitten said...

Gorgeous technique you showed and love that layout!

Wyogem said...

Fabulous tutorial. I'm not sure how I've missed you before, but will certainly be visiting regularly from now on. Happy 2015!

Cynthia said...

Thanks so much for your fabulous inspiration, Kassi. Looking forward to more in 2015!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

One of my favorite stamps. And what a great tip. Thank you for sharing it with us. Happy New year.

Camille Robinson said...

HAPPY New Year, Kassi! I've got to try the leafing. It's gorgeous. THANK you for all the tutorials you do. I'm so happy to be on a team with YOU!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful creations!! love the first one!! happy new year..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Michelle Adams said...

thank you for sharing your creativity with us

Heather Thompson said...

Happy new year. Lovely creations.

Sherry Butcher said...

Happy New Year, may this year be even better than last. Wow what an effect the leafing has. TFS.

Patty said...

Fabulous project...thanks for all the tips!!

Corrie said...

Love this card and thanks for the tutorial

McStamper said...

Beautiful inspiration and thanks for the ideas.