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What To Do With Leftover Jewelry Resin?

So if you caught my blog post the other day, you saw I created a necklace pendant with Ice Resin...and if you watched the tutorial video closely you saw that I had leftover resin. Boo! Now if I wasn't making a tutorial I would have made up some other pendants or jewelry pieces with it, but time was ticking so I just made resin paper with it instead, and I didn't really plan on making a blog post out of it so you'll have to forgive my lack of step by step photos, but here's video of what I did:

Resin paper is just what it sounds like....paper coated with resin. In the past I've coated old ephemera letters, bookkeeper logs, sheet music, etc. and they come out really cool. This time I just grabbed what was on the top of my mixed media paper stash and it was modern tissue paper. 

Resin Tissue Paper - Christmas Card 8

And because someone (or 100 someones will email me), yes my ScanNCut2 cut through it.  The paper is still very flexible, not thick or hard (I put the resin on sparingly). I would not recommend trying it on thicker coated papers since you could damage your blade or machine...when in doubt, don't! I did use the same settings on my ScanNCut2 to cut through the cardstock and the resin tissue paper.

I'm loving how transparent it turned out! And this is just with one side coated in resin...if I wanted to I could coat the other side as well now that it's dry...if I was feeling particularly patient. Which I almost never am when crafting LOL!

  Resin Tissue Paper - Christmas Card 1

Now to make this quick card I just cut out the built in Christmas tree design that's on my ScanNCut2 on a sheet of 8.5" x 5.5" white cardstock.

Resin Tissue Paper - Christmas Card 9

Then I selected the image on my machine and clicked on the seam allowance/outline button so that it would add a border around the design before cutting it out.

Resin Tissue Paper - Christmas Card 7

I then put my resin paper onto the mat, scanned it to make sure my design was cutting where I wanted it to and then cut out the tree on the resin paper using the same blade depth as I did with the cardstock (which was 3.5 for me).

Resin Tissue Paper - Christmas Card 6

I then put tiny dots of glue around the tree on the inside of the card and then placed my resin paper tree onto it....now it's like a window on the front of my card.

Resin Tissue Paper - Christmas Card 4

 I finished it off by stamping a sentiment onto it.

Resin Tissue Paper - Christmas Card 2

sponsor: Brother International 

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product. 

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from this link it won't cost you a penny more but I make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony)

 

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Watercolor Play

I've continued to play around with my watercolors without really having an end goal, but since I was using stamps on these I think I'll turn them into cards or something.  These aren't finished cards yet, but you get the idea.  ;)

Watercolor Birthday Card 1

And like many of you I struggle to do masculine cards, so here's my go at one...I'm liking the gold embossing powder on here, but this just kinda of boring...maybe I'll add some washi tape or other embellishment under the sentiment to jazz it up some.

Masculine Watercolor Birthday Card 1

A tip for you

 

When creating a background wash of watercolors tape down your paper with low-tack adhesive (ie: washi tape) so your paper will stay put until it dries. Bonus, you get a nice frame around your page!

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Handmade Gelli Print Valentines Using the ScanNCut

Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards

For Valentine's Day this year I thought it would be fun to make some Valentine Inspired Gelli Print papers to use in handmade cards.  Here's the finished results...
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards

Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards
Supplies: Gelli Plate; Brayer, Paint used: DecoArt Americana - Titanium White, Pink Bubblegum, Cinnamon Drop, Razzle Berry; Golden - Quinacridone Magenta

 

 I used my ScanNCutâ„¢ to create the cards...to create it I just took the heart shape, duplicated it, and then overlapped them slightly where the card's spine would be.  Next I scanned in my gelli printed paper so that I could line up the cards and the painted part of the paper I wanted to use.

Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut

Here's how it looked when it was cut out...
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut
Next, I just added some embellishments...
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art 4b
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art 4b
Quick and Easy AND cute!  So easy that kids could even do it!
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards

 

 

 

Sponsors: Brother International, DecoArt, Faber-Castel

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.

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Scan N Cut: Handmade Card

BIC - Card2

 

I am so excited that Brother International asked me to try out the NEW ScanNCutâ„¢ machine, it's so cool! It's the first home and hobby cutting machine with a built in scanner...so I don't have to be tied to my computer to use it!

One of the first things I made with it is this card.  I used a variety of beautiful yellow and gray scrapbooking papers on it and added a pop of pink with the twine bow.

I used the ScanNCut machine to cut out the scallop circle, the circle, and the lacy border.  I also used it to cut out the stamped "count your blessings" image. You can see the whole process in this video:

 



See how well it cuts out this stamped image! I love that it's easy to adjust the boarder size and shape around it too.

BIC - Card1

BIC - Card1
Disclosure: Brother International

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.

ERIN Sig


Quick Handmade Gelli Plate Thank You Cards

This weekend I'm at Fitcation '13 in beautiful Paso Robles, CA! I'm really looking forward to all the exciting activities and connecting with fellow bloggers "in real life". It's so easy to stay home and work when you have a work-at-home business, but I'm realizing more and more how important it is for me to make those connections with other women who are in the same boat. Plus this particular get together is going to rock!

If you'd like to sneak a peek at what's going on while I'm there follow me on Instagramon Twitteron Facebook, or search for #Fitcation13 on your favorite social media sites. And of course keep on the lookout for my follow-up Fitcation post on the other half of my blog (where I keep my non-artsy posts).

So with such a fun weekend I knew I needed to whip up a couple of cards, so I pulled out my gelli plate, loaded it up with paint, and made these...

Fitcation Thank You Cards

Simple, but done.  

 

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