Thursday, May 31, 2012

Defining a woman

Howdy everyone! Linda here with another Globecraft Memories project.

I found this quote about a woman being full circle so wanted to use it with one of my projects. I thought it would look great cut up and spread out so opted to put together a Globecraft Memories bubble frame with a sewing theme that could then be mounted to canvas. I used the Classic Grand Oval Bubble Frame here but chose not to use all layers.

Begin by stamping the larger frame with a script stamp in Archival Black Ink then run the frame through a die machine to emboss. The frames emboss beautifully, adding depth and texture. Any embossing folder or Texture Fade works fine; if using the larger frames it needs to be turned and run through the embossing stage as many as three times to get the complete frame embossed.

Use Vintage Photo Distress Ink to color the frame and edge the larger frame with an Adirondack Metallic Gold Paint Dabber. The background in the frame is stamped with a button stamp from Red Lead - it is the perfect size to cover the background - and it fit the theme!

Images inside the frame are from Wendy Vecchi (bust form) and Crafty Secrets (sewing accessories) and the needle, thread and snaps are real sewing essentials. Items can be popped up to create dimension and the globe still provides protection.

Trim the Prima paper, Nature Garden, to fit just inside the perimeter of a 10-inch-by-10-inch canvas. Chew up the edges a bit with an edge distressor and ink the edges slightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, to tie the colors into the frame. After printing the quote outline each word with a black fine-point marker and haphazardly cut the words free. Lay out the items to create a balanced appearance then adhere the frame, quote and buttons to the paper with Glastique.

Posted by Linda Neff,

Products used:

  • Classic Grand Oval Bubble Frame

  • Glastique, Adhesive

  • Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug

  • Script Stamp & Bust Form Stamps, Wendy Vecchi

  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink

  • Button Stamp, Red Lead

  • Sewing Accessories Stamps, Crafty Secrets

  • Nature Garden Paper, Prima

  • Canvas, Blick Studio

  • Black Fine-Point Marker 

  • Edge Distressor, Tim Holtz

  • Black Archival Ink

  • Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Capturing the Magic

Hello, Allie here to share a little Globecraft magic. The magic of OZ that is! As a little girl, I remember the first time I saw the movie. I had read the book, and many others in the series, and I was so excited. My mom and dad picked up some Chinese take out - and for the first time ever, we ate in FRONT of the TV! It was like a picnic movie party. Our TV was black and white, so the emergence to color was lost on me til later in life. I fell in love with Graphic 45's take on this Frank Baum classic, and I really enjoyed capturing some of Dorothy's friends for all time!

I got busy with some great products from Globecraft Memories, the  Grand Oval Globe and some Glastique.

This glossy goodness isn't just for finishing.
It's an excellent adhesive as well.
I used it for adhering some of the layers inside my globe.

Grand Oval Globe Frame
This easy to assemble set comes with it's own easel stand and convenient holes and nails for lining up each of the layers. It makes the project a snap!

Overall, as far as difficulty, this was a very easy project. Do not be intimidated by the many pieces, or the globes! For the characters inside the Grand Oval Globe, I used two sheets of the paper from Graphic 45's The Magic of Oz Papercrafting Paper pad (8x8 double sided papers) that contained the main image. I cut the oval shape from one, and cut accent pieces from the other sheet so I could take advantage of the awesome amount of space inside the Grand Oval Globe. For the framed layers, I just chose different background papers from the same pad of paper.

The Magic of Oz
designed by Allie Gower for Globe Craft Memories
To cut the background papers easily, I used a self healing mat and craft knife from Westcott to cut around the layers and the openings. I adhered most of the paper using SuperStik from Glue Arts - gluing the paper to the chipboard, letting it dry, and then cutting around the edges. I used Beacon's 3-in-1 to adhere some of the chipboard pieces together for final assembly, and also to attach the flowers. On some of the detail layers on the characters, I used Globecraft Memory's Glastique on the paper to paper, and 3M's foam mounting tape for raising areas. The tin man was cropped out of the project, so I actually cut out his head and placed it over the banner, and brought him back into the picture. I also raised up a part of his arm on two layers of foam tape.

I inked around the edges of some of the ovals - on the paper and the hard chipboard edge, with ink from ClearSnap. 

The last touch was a little bling. I used strips from KaiserCraft and actually adhered them to the Grand Oval Globe, rather than the paper.

S U P P L Y   L I S T
  • Globecraft Memories Grand Oval Globe Frame
  • Paper - Graphic 45
  • Flowers - Prima and KaiserCraft
  • Gems - KaiserCraft
  • Adhesive - Glastique (Globecraft Memories), 3M Foam Mounting Tape, SuperStik from Glue Arts, and Beacon's 3-in-1
  • Ink - ClearSnap
  • Other - Westcott Craft Knife and Self Healing Mat
Thank you so much for stopping by to share a little magic with me.

Posted by Allie Gower.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Remember } Altered Grand Oval Globeframe

Hey there everyone, Stacy here today to share my first project with you as a Design Team member at GlobeCraft Memories.  I simply fell in love with the Classic Story Tellers Grand Oval Frame.  It is very rare that my darling daughter and I get a good photo together.  This photo was captured of us playing around, so I wanted to do something special with it.

I started with the Grand Oval Globeframe.  On the larger oval I covered this with pattern paper, then sanded and inked the edges.  I did the same for the smallest oval frame, and then simply inked the middle size.  Once all of this was done it was time to put it all together.  Using Glastique I put the frames all together, then started adding super fun embellishments.

Here is a picture of the overall frame.

A little close up of the bottom of the frame.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, see ya next time!
Stacy- GlobeCraft Memories Design Team

Supplies Used

Classic Story Teller Grand Oval Globeframe
Glastique Gloss
Prima Flowers & Wooden Trinkets
Teresa Collins Buttons
Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Basic Grey Stick Pin (Blue)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Home Decor Meets Enamel Powders

Good morning, Steph here.

Working with Globecraft Memories products is a fun experience especially when you can create so many different projects. I had this wooden letter in my studio and thought I'd play around and see what I could create.

I began by first covering the letter with Piccolo Adhesive and then covering it with Mermaid Tears.

Next, I pounced some Adhesive around the letter and added some Enchanted Aubergine. When the powders melted, they blended together nicely.

Because the Adhesive could not fit in the smaller areas, I put the Adhesive on a foam brush and then used the foam brush to apply the Adhesive to the smaller areas. Worked ike a charm! The powders held fast and look great. I carefully added Adhesive around the edges of the letter and then applied Vintage Silver.

Once finished, I added a flower with Glue Dots to the top of the letter. Then I added clear rhinestones around the letter. Because they didn't show up too well, I "painted" them with Clearsnap Gold Lame Smooch and added 24K on top. Once heat set, the rhinestones really took on a life of their own.

Globecraft Memories Supplies:
Enchanted Aubergine
Vintage Silver
Mermaid Tears Powder
Other Supplies:
Making Memories Wood Letter
Clearsnap Smooch Ink - Gold Lame
Want2Scrap Rhinestones
Prima Flower
Glue Dots

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Butterfly Chipboard Charms Bracelet

Hi all!  Ryann here a fun and easy bracelet made with one of the new butterfly Piccolo Card Decor and Chipboard Charms.  Now I am first and foremost a card maker, but every once in a while I like to stretch my boundaries a bit and try something new. After seeing the pictures of the Globecraft Memories booth from the Michigan International Women's Show, I felt inspired to create my own Piccolo Card Decor bracelet!
Supplies Used:
Post & project by Ryann Salamon

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bringing Vintage Style To Handmade Cards

Hello everyone, 
Pinky here with a card today using the amazing
Globecraft Memories products. 
I really love the vintage feel of the Vintage
 Key & Lock Card Decor Set so I decided to create this vintage style card.

If you scroll down I will share how to create this frame and with the lock & keys. 

Step 1. Begin by coating frame and keys with the Embossing Powder Adhesive.

  Step 2. Coat each piece carefully using the 24K Gold Powder, shaking off excess.

 Step 3. Heat set each piece carefully with heat gun-using tweezers to keep pieces in place. 

 Step 4. Carefully coat each item with Glastique Gloss allowing ample dry time. 

 That's it! Easy as one, two three and you have fabulous vintage style embellishments. 

I hope you enjoyed my post today, until next time!

Products Used:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Love Birds

Good morning, Steph here with my first project using Globecraft Memories products. I am a card maker at heart so I couldn't wait to get my hands on these products!

Taking apart the Love Flouishes Card Decor, I decided to start with the frame. I covered the frame with Enamel Powder Adhesive then added Enchanted Aubergine and heat set. I applied a second layer of Adhesive and another layer of Enchanted Aubergine. Once dry (and this product dries very quickly), I added random touches of Adhesive and then added 24K Gold Powder on top.

As I heat set this final layer, the particles moved around creating some amazing effects on my frame.
To add a little more pizzazz to the frame I used one of the flourishes from this set and covered it with Mermaid Tears.

The sentiment was stamped with Stardust Watermark Twinkle and Mermaid Tears were added on top. After heat setting I had a beautiful sentiment.

Using Glue Gloss around the edges of my tag, I again added Mermaid Tears by just pouring it over the tag. After heat setting I had this wonderful tag.

I placed the frame on top of my stamped image and cut away the excess before creating my card. Then I added the sentiment to the right side with the tiny heart attached.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Enamel Everything!

Did you know that you can use our enamel powders on just about anything? 

Here, Jennifer Priest applied our Embossing Powder Adhesive to punched paper butterflies and then added our 24K Gold Enamel Powder for a Gilded effect:

Butterflies from Card Decor Set #11 were also coated with 24K Gold Enamel Powder. The flourishes, also from Card Decor Set #11, were coated with Ivory Enamel Powder for a solid, enameled look. 

Consider applying  Embossing Powder Adhesive to the edges of tags, cards, and pages, applying enamel powder and heat setting for a distressed metal effect. The possibilities are endless!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Trippin' in Vintage style

Howdy! It’s Linda here with my first Globecraft Memories Design Team tutorial! 

I decided to make a triptych for my first project using heritage photos of my family. I was going for the look of leather and I was easily able to achieve that look. Here’s how I did it:

I used three Classic Traditional Rectangle Bubble Frames from Globecraft Memories. I opted not to add the top frame layer nor the stand. 

Other supplies include:

I started by dry embossing the second, or middle frames, with my clock texture fade in my Vagabond. After embossing all three I quickly painted with a coat of yellow ochre (I don’t do anything precisely). I did use a brush for this but all remaining painting is done with fingers. The acrylic paint dries quickly so after finishing the first coat on the third frame you can finger paint a coat of burnt umber on your first frame. Take a damp soft cloth or paper towel and wipe away most of the burnt umber leaving it to settle in the creases.

Depending on the look you want to achieve you may repeat this process two or more times if necessary. I wanted a bit more highlights so randomly finger painted a very light coat of titanium white and wiped most of it away, leaving just a hint of white here and there. I also painted the outer inch or so of the back frames in the same manner, and then stamped them randomly with several background stamps using Coffee Archival Ink to add some texture and depth.

I always like to add a pop of color somewhere in my work so these little chipboard charms by Globecraft were simply perfect! I melted a layer or two of Poodle Skirt Piccolo Enamel Powder on both butterfly pieces. By the way, if you are ever concerned about inking your pieces properly to get your enamels to stick well, you’ll want to definitely get your hands on Globecraft’s embossing powder adhesive. This stuff comes in a dabber applicator bottle so you can easily coat your piece so your enamel powders stick every time! I love this stuff!

With all pieces dry it’s time for assembly. I cut my photos to fit just outside the globe bubble and adhered them to the back frame layer with a very thin line of Glastiquearound the outer edge. 

I pierced a hole and attached a hitch fastener to the one photo frame over some scraps of paper and tissue tape and hung some distressed charms from it – like a doorknob. That’s what so much fun about using these globes – you can add dimensional items inside the bubble! I added the layered enameled butterflies to one of the other frames by popping it up a bit.

For assembly I ran a thin line of Glastique around the outer lip of the globe and laid it in place. Then I ran a thin line of Glastique around the inside of the top frame on the inner and outer edges and secured them with binder clips and clothespins till set. I then took my thin blade and sliced an opening on each frame to insert filmstrip ribbon as hinges. Popped up the horse charm that I painted with the same paint colors, added a painted heart and glued it in place. I added a few more embellies to finish it off. What do you think?

Posted by Linda Neff

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thank You Michigan!!!

We're back from the Michigan International Women's Show --we had an amazing time!! Thank you to everyone who came by the booth and met with Pat and the Globecraft Memories tea. We really enjoyed sharing our Piccolo Card Decor, Enamel Powders, and new products with you this weekend!! Here are some snapshots from the booth:


Thank you again and see you soon!