This month, we asked three of our designers to show you how they'd use the Snippets speech bubble mask - here's what they made :
Tina Aszmus - I love that we chose to use the new Snippets large speech bubble mask for our product spotlight. I love the large scale of the mask and wanted to do something different with it. I recently found some old watercolor crayons and did a bit of experimenting. I loved the colorful results. They incredibly easy to use. I held the mask down on a sheet of watercolor paper, traced the inside of the bubbles with the crayon. After blending a few colors within each bubble, I swiped it with watercolor brush until I achieved the look as I was after.
Dawn McVey - I have to say that this was a really fun assignment, as I haven't really used many masks in the past. It was fun to put this one to use, to create a background for my card and all it took was some white card stock, the mask and some Mister Huey's mists! I chose colors that I thought would work well with the patterned paper butterfly I created, and sprayed them in order of color from lightest at the bottom to darkest up top.
I also LOVE that I was able to stamp my sentiment directly on the wood veneer speech bubble, as well as punch a hole through it so I could attach the brad!
(supplies : patterned paper - Studio Calico Snippets Anywho & Hmmm ; veneer - Snippets Speech Bubbles & Punctuation ; stamps - Snippets Months stamp set ; mask - Snippets 12x12 Speech Bubble Mask ; mists - Mister Huey's Boss Lady, Cameo, Lucille & Plum Thumb ; brads - Snippets epoxy brads ; gems - Darling Dear brights gems ; Papertrey Ink white card stock, dark chocolate ink & Beautiful Butterflies dies
These stickers are perfect for layering (one on top the other) without creating too much bulk. I thoroughly enjoyed how easy it was to select from the collection the perfect hearts to embellish the edge.
(Supplies: patterned paper- Studio Calico Darling Dear, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy ; Cardstock- American Crafts White, Bazzill Kraft ; alphabet stickers- Studio Calico, Basic Grey, American Crafts ; stamps- Studio Calico date stamp, KI memories 'real life' ; stickers- Studio Calico Darling Dear ; ink- Hero Arts black, Staz On Jet Black ; other- glitter, sequins, tiny attacher, vellum, paint)
I love the little polaroid frames in the new collections. I think they're such a neat way to highlight little photos. And I LOVE little photos. For this layout I took out the frames from the Wonderland collection and decided to use them all lined up on a page.
(supplies: patterned paper- Studio Calico Wonderland Mistletoe, Sleigh Ride, Jingle, Tree Farm, Snowdrift and Glad Tidings; frames- Wonderland; die-cut title and tree- Wonderland; wood veneer- Wonderland; twine- divine twine; other- tag)
To break things up a little bit I reversed one of the polaroid frames so that it was just white and then trimmed off the little snowflake that was on there. I didn't want to have so many competing colors on my page. I also placed my journaling in between the frames to separate the photos a bit.
I used the word "christmas" that was already on the frame and combined with the the "magic" die-cut from the ephemera pack to make my title.
I'd love to see how you've used the Wonderland Die Cut Frames - link me up to your projects in the comments!
Our CHA-S release stamps have made it to the Studio Calico shop!We know you've been waiting patiently for these, and will want to ink them up the second you get them. Here's a little inspiration to get you started!
(spread joy by Lisa Spangler - featuring the Spread Joy stamp set : veneer trees - Studio Calico; ink - Hero Arts Ruby Dye Ink & Green Hills mid-tone ink, Evergreen Bough Distress ink, Colorbox white pigment ink; notecard - Hero Arts; embossing folder - Hero Arts/ Sizzix; twine - Lawn Fawn; other - Rock Candy Distress Stickles)
(Junkstock by Lisa Truesdell - featuring Oh Snap and Sam stamp sets : patterned paper - Studio Calico Wonderland Toboggan; Darling Dear Flynn, Temple, Monroe, Hepburn Vellum; feather veneer - Sock Hop kit, ledger washi - Roller Rink kit; thickers - Charcoal Sotheby's; star sequin - Yearbook Ephemera; chipboard heart - Darling Dear Printed Chipboard Hearts ; arrows - Darling Dear Heart & Arrow Stickers, Vellum Shapes; ink - Hero Arts Wet Cement, Black StazOn; tiny attacher)
(Back to School by Kelly Noel - featuring the Back to School stamp set : cardstock - American Crafts; patterned paper - SC Darling Dear Flynn, SC Darling Dear Monroe; stickers - SC Darling Dear Hearts & Arrows; ink - Prima Chalk Edger; diecuts - SC Yearbook Ephemera Pack; badge - SC Darling Dear Badges)
(Love Jason and Lisa by Lisa Spangler - featuring the Cal & Spread Joy stamp sets : mist - Mister Huey's Calico White; ink - Hero Arts Neon Pink, Neon Green, Soft Granite and Tide Pool; Colorbox white pigment ink; gems - Hero Arts; washi - Heidi Swapp & etsy; other - gray cardstock and corner rounder punch)We're excited to see what all of you make with these stamps!
Hi everyone! It's Geralyn here today, with a spotlight on one of my favorite new items from the Classic Calico V.3 collection, the Sotheby's thickers! They come in classic ledger (my favorite!), charcoal, and the mistable version and they are my current go-to alphas. I love the font and the fact that there are both smaller and larger letters in a set. The different sized alphas are really fun to mix together.