Sunday, September 27, 2009
smARTworks Sponsor Spotlight!
This month's sponsor for Christian Paper Crafts has been smARTworks, a wonderful company owned by Susan Trask. Susan sent a very generous package of goodies for each of the Design Team members to work with....including stamps, ribbon, cardstock, embellishments, punched flowers, altered items, and much more.
For the first project here, I used a watercolor note-card and matching envelope, a flower silhouette stamp from "Sunny Delight", and "Joy of the Lord" sentiment stamp.....all provided by smARTworks. Using scratch paper masks, the scenes were colored with sponge daubers and ink pads. I chose not to embellish this note-card, but used paper piercing instead.
My next project is almost entirely made from the smARTworks package. The "God Bless' stamp set had so many sentiment stamps that I couldn't choose just one for a project....so I chose them all and made a Viewmaster card....this was a blast!!! The close-up photo shows the different sentiments.....what a versatile set!!! I used the instructions found on the Resources page at Splitcoast. The flowers from "Sunny Delight" were masked and stamped many times, then cut out with scissors and an exacto knife. The "slide mount frame" is a stamp from "Misc. Trio Backgrounds" set.
My last project for today was something totally new for me....bottle-caps! smARTworks provided four bottle-caps ready to decorate as page embellishments, magnets, or whatever you can dream up! I recently saw a Martha Stuart tutorial on making photo frames out of bottle caps and jar lids, etc. Just print your photos, punch them out with a 1" circle punch, seal the front and back of your photos with packing tape, and use any kind of clear resin to seal them into the bottle cap....I used Ranger Glossy Accents. Once dry, I glued thumb tacks to the back so that I could put them on my cork board with my other personal goodies!! So fun and so easy! The hard part was waiting on them to dry!!!
Thanks for stopping by today! Check out our Design Team gallery for smARTworks for more projects. And don't forget to check out the huge variety of products at smARTworks today!! Many blessings to you!!!