Winter Light

Winter Wonderland Candle Holder

by Terre Fry

Handmade wintery candle holder made out of a recycled bottle and Radiant Neon Amplify! in white by Terre Fry.

Living in Colorado means cold winter nights with snow falling on the ground making everything white and frosty. But I know not everyone is so fortunate to live in a winter wonderland, so I thought I would take a recycled glass bottle and create my own, indoors of course!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

Using Gesso completely cover the brown glass bottle. Let dry.

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Step 2

Apply a thick coat of Amplify! in White over the Gesso.

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Step 3

Heat set the Amplify! using a heat tool, be careful not to hold it too close.

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Step 4

Spritz the bottle with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, let dry completely.

Step 5

Die cut snowflakes out of white cardstock and adhere to the bottle, embellish with rhinestone bling.

Supplies

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  • Empty bottle
  • Gesso – white
  • Spellbinders – Snowflake Die Templates
  • Cardstock – white
  • Beacon Adhesives – Zip Dry
  • Disposable foam paint brush
  • Want2Scrap – Silver Rhinestone Bling

 

 

 

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Flourishes L.C Blog Hop!

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We are celebrating Cyber Monday with a blog hop with Flourishes L.C! (Don’t forget you can still get free shipping on all orders from our Shop today.) This is a large hop- so I hope you enjoy all the projects put together by our teams. Don’t forget to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win prizes from both companies! (Please only one comment per blog.)

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Barbara Thompson
Toni Storie
Alison Heikkila

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Beverly Cole
Kren Kurts
Neva Cole

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Roni Johnson

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Linda Lucas
Davi Long
Jennifer Vanderbeek

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Naomi Gong
Vickie Yeakley
Nadine Carlier

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Rebecca Ednie
Gloria Hayoung Lee
Mark Melnick
Shirley Qu
Martha Lucia Gomez
Terre Fry
Mary Prasad
Trisha Traxler
Monica Edwards
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We will announce the winners on Wednesday morning!

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Home Again, Home Again

Moments at Home

by Terre Fry

A handmade card featuring colorful die cute leaves inked with Memento Dew Drops with the sentiments "Some of my favorite meoments happened at home" made by Terre Fry.

Fall is a time when all the trees change color, the air begins to get chilly and families spend many hours outside enjoying the richness of the season. I too have been enjoying all the fall festivals my new home in Colorado. But the best part is when I get to spend time with my husband and little girl creating new memories at home.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

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Step 1

Die cut leaves and keep both pieces. Using the negative as a cardstock stencil, sponge the Morocco ink onto the four corners of your card base.

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Step 2

Take the die cuts and rub the leaves with Memento Dew Drops in Morocco, Elderberry and Rhubarb Stalk.

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Step 3

Dab the inked leaves onto the Emboss inkpad, then add the Embossing Powder Clear to each leaf. Heat set the embossing powder.

Step 4

Attach your paper sentiment and die cut leaves to the front of your card base with any other embellishments you choose.

Supplies

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  • Spellbinders etched dies
  • White cardstock
  • Echo Park – pattern paper
  • Adhesive
  • Twine (optional)

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Personal Canvas Art

To Thy Own Self Be True

by Terre Fry

Colorful canvas art created by and for Terre Fry, featuring a butterfly, doilies and flowers with the sentiment "It's time to bealieve in love myself".

This year I told myself I was going to believe in myself and I was going to start to love…me! I give so much of myself to everyone I sometimes forget that I too am important, so with this year of change I too need to change too. I made this wall canvas to remind myself….it’s time!

Directions

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Step 1

Prepare your canvas with Gesso and layer your colors of paint, set aside to let it dry completely.

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Step 2

Stamp your sentiment and images on tissue paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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Step 3

Apply stamped images to canvas with Creative Medium Original, set aside to dry.

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Step 4

Apply more colors of paint and embellish with flowers, paper doily and die cut leaves.

Supplies

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  • Canvas
  • Gesso
  • Paints – choice of color and style
  • Unity Stamp Set
  • Stamp Block
  • Adhesive foam squares
  • White tissue paper
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Paper doilies
  • Embellishments of choice

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Distressed Watercolor Background

Life Changes – Make Everyday Count

by Terre Fry

Blue distressed card featuring the sentiment "Life Changes make everyday count" made by Terre Fry using Memento Inks.

This year has been all about changes for me and my family, we moved to a new state, my little girl started a new school and I looked for a new job. Through all of these changes I have kept this thought in my head…Make Everyday Count!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

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Step 1

Use a waterbrush to pick up some Memento Bahama Blue ink and brush onto your card base front. Let it dry and sand it to create a distressed look.

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Step 2

Stamp sentiment onto scrap cardstcok using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Cut around the sentiment in a banner shape.

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Step 3

Wrap twine around the left edge of banner. Leave some loose loops before tying the bow.

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Step 4

Adhere sentiment banner to font of card using foam adhesive. Add other embellishments to taste.

Supplies

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  • Memento – Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black
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  • Cardstock – white
  • Unity Stamp Set
  • Sanding block
  • Acrylic block
  • Foam adhesive
  • Other embellishments (optional)

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Never Forget

Ground Zero

by Terre Fry

Two-page scrapbook layout by Terre Fry made after her visit to Ground Zero during the building of the new One World Trade Center and the 9-11 Memorial.

This will be a day in history that no American will ever forget. I visited New York on a work assignment, and my goal was to visit Ground Zero to say a prayer and pay my respect for those who lost their lives on that horrible day. The memorial and the rebuild were in process and I remember standing there chilled to the bone and weeping for the loss, for the families and for our Country. God Bless Our Country! Hard to believe it was 15 years ago. It would be wonderful to go back and see the completed One World Trade Center and Memorial.

Directions

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Step 1

Using Creative Medium Metallic Silver and Brick Wall stencil, apply creative medium in different areas around two pages. Allow time for this to dry completely.

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Step 2

Using Delicata Shimmery Silver pigment ink, distress both layouts to reflect an industrial feel by simply rubbing the ink pad directly across the layout.

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Step 3

Adhere photos and embellishments. You may want to use some foam squares to pop up some of the elements.

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Supplies

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  • My Treasured Kutz – Brick Wall Stencil, Bubblegum Alphabet, The Message Is In The Cross
  • 2 12×12 pieces of cardstock
  • 7 Gypsies – embellishments
  • Adhesive – regular and foam
  • Photos
  • Scissors

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