Monday, July 21, 2014

Spellbinders' A Gilded Life Summer Showcase & Giveaway - Day #5

Welcome to Day 5 of
Spellbinders' A Gilded Life Summer Showcase & Giveaway.
 
I am thrilled to be back with another project
featuring these beautiful new pendants, bezels, dies and texture plates. 
 
"Q Is For Queen Party Hat"
 

Spellbinders' A Gilded Life Supplies:
GL2-010 (bronze) - Love Wings Pendant (available here)
GLLD-001 - Petite Monarch Long Die (available here)
GLT-002 - Vintage Damask Long Texture Plate (available here)
GLF-001 - Foil Pack (available here)
 
 
other materials and supplies:
(2) silver foil paper party hats (6 1/2 inches tall x 4 1/2 inch diameter)
(3) 1 inch diameter ivory fabric roses and leaves
10 small ivory paper roses
12 x 12 inch decorative paper
gold & silver German glass glitter
10 flat back pearls
mini rhinestone chain
Dresden letter Q
3 yards ivory seam binding
black acrylic paint
coffee
dimensional adhesive
E6000 glue
mini glue dots
foam dots
 
make a cup of strong coffee, allow it to cool;
quickly dip ivory paper roses, set aside to dry;
soak ivory fabric roses and leaves until the desired color is reached, set aside to dry;
soak ivory seam binding until the desired color is reached,
crumple and set aside to dry
 
run a bead of craft glue along the edges of the leaves
and tips of the fabric roses,
dust with gold German glass glitter,
set aside to dry
 
 
use a toothpick to evenly spread dimensional adhesive onto the flat surface of
a bronze "Love Wings Pendant,"
cover with silver German glass glitter;
glue a paper Dresden "Q" to the center of the glitter;
use a small amount of adhesive to attach mini rhinestone chain to the crown,
set aside to dry
 
(please note: photo shows a blue foil hat and white paint,
not the colors used in the finished project)
open and flatten one foil party hat,
using Spellbinders' Grand Calibur machine,
emboss with the
"Vintage Damask Long Texture Plate,"
make several passes, moving the plate each time;
 
cover the embossed foil hat with black acrylic paint,
use paper towels to wipe away excess paint
 leaving paint in the recesses of the design,
set aside to dry
 
line a second foil hat with decorative paper,
secure with glue and set aside to dry
 
 
cut 2 pieces of gold colored foil with the
"Petite Monarch Long Die "
(quick tip: keep the tissue paper layer on the foil, your finished piece will pop right out of the die)
 
run a bead of E6000 glue along the straight edge of the foil pieces,
attach them to the bottom edge of the embossed crown,
hold in place with clothes clips,
set aside to dry
 
use mini glue dots to secure each of  the highest points to the hat;
attach flat back pearls on top;
use E6000 glue to secure the paper roses as shown
 
arrange the three fabric roses and leaves, twist with wire to secure,
trim the stems to approx. 1 1/2 inches long,
glue and insert the bundle into the point of the embossed hat,
tie a bow with a small snippet of seam binding;
 
use foam dots and a bit of E6000 to attach the
"Love Wings Pendant"
to the center of the hat
 
cut the length of seam binding in half,
fold each in half again,
staple to the inside of the lined hat
 
place foam dots around the inside edge of the embossed hat,
insert the lined hat and press against the foam dots to secure
 
There you have it, a party hat fit for a queen!
 
You will have 48 hours to enter to win the
Spellbinders' A Gilded Life
 products I used in this project.
 Click HERE to enter.
 
Visit Sue Elseth' blog tomorrow for another chance to win and another beautiful project! 
 
Questions?  ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us.  No entries will be accepted at this email address.
 Official Contest Rules can be found HERE.

hugs, JOY, and Blessings,
Kimberly

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Spellbinders A Gilded Life Showcase & Giveaway - Day #1


Welcome to Day 1 of Spellbinders' A Gilded Life Summer Showcase & Giveaway.
I am honored to be a member of the 2014 design team featuring this exquisite line of bezels, dies and embossing plates.
 
The feminine old world charm captured in this line pairs beautifully with family heirlooms, such as this photo of my dear grandparents.  A quick tutorial of how I created this new heirloom follows. 

 
Wedding Day Picture Frame
 
Spellbinders A Gilded Life Supplies:

GL2-002 (silver) - Crowned Medallion (available here)
GLF-001 - Foil Pack (available here)
GLLD-004 - Petite Lace Long Die (available here)


other materials and supplies:

wood frame
decorative paper
German glass glitter
flat back pearls
mini rhinestones
small flat back stone
mother of pearl heart
craft glue
dimensional adhesive
grey solvent ink
sandpaper
scissors



cut and emboss 2 pieces of ivory colored foil
(quick tip: keep the tissue paper layer on the foil, your finished piece will pop right out of the die)


cover the front and sides of the wood frame with decorative paper, trim to fit;
lightly sand the edges and distress with grey ink 


rub the grey solvent ink over the embossed foil (this will remove some of the finish from the raised areas, it gives a beautiful aged effect);
glue the embossed foil pieces to the face of the frame;
attach flat-back pearls along the foil pieces (leave the top center motif empty)


glue a generous amount of German glass glitter to the inside edge of the frame opening


glue mini rhinestones and a flat-back stone to the crown section of the medallion;
fill the bezel halfway with dimensional adhesive, fill with German glass glitter, allow to dry;
glue a mother of pearl heart charm to the center of the bezel, top with a mini rhinestone;
glue the assemblage to the center top of the frame


You will have 48 hours to enter to win the
Spellbinders' A Gilded Life
 products I used to create this Wedding Day Picture Frame.
For your chance to win these lovely products,
 click HERE:
http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1783340-lmQv2tnwsg
 (note: this entry site is now closed-
visit Spellbinders -HERE- each day for a new giveaway)

Visit Sue Elseth' blog tomorrow for another chance to win and another
beautiful project! 

Questions?  ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us.  No entries will be accepted at this email address.
 Official Contest Rules can be found HERE.

hugs, JOY, and Blessings,
Kimberly

Friday, July 11, 2014

Spellbinders A Gilded Life Showcase & Giveaway Coming Soon!

 
This is going to be truly spectacular!
 
Check out Spellbinders blog this Monday for the formal announcement.
 
en-JOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy New Week!

My newest little pin thingy,
I promise, someday I will think of a better name.
 
Linking up to:
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2014/07/inspire-me-monday-week-131.html
 
enJOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly

Sunday, July 6, 2014

While sorting a pile of whatnots on my work table,
I came across the leftover teacup images I used for one of my ATC swaps.
Oftentimes, I find it terribly uninspiring to work on multiple pieces with the same theme,
this morning, however, I found it to be very freeing,
and I was quite productive.
This one is my favorite,
a fabric tag made from a remnant quilt piece.
 
A mix of paper, fabric, lace, and a couple vintage buttons
combined to create this blank greeting card.
 
An extra image in green became the inspiration
for a new mini supply kit.
 
Finally, these two cards will be heading out to
 
I hope everyone has been enJOYing a lovely long weekend,
and Your Blessings,
Kimberly

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tea Time Canvas For GGSS


My second June GGSS tutorial is up and running.
GGSS is a private monthly subscription club.
For more info on joining
A Gilded Life's
Gilded Girls Stash Society,
click the button on my left sidebar.
 
I hope you are having a lovely Summer.
enJOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth Of July!

http://whathappensnext.typepad.com/what_happens_next/2012/01/join-us-the-gilded-girls-stash-society.html
 
Happy Holiday weekend!
 
(click the photo for info about joining
A Gilded Life's
Gilded Girls Stash Society)
 
en-JOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly

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