Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Happy Hello

  Happy Monday everyone! leslierahye quick and easy happy card using the Piccolo accents! I used the beautiful Pop Up Flower Accents and coated two with adhesive fluid and the Girls Night Out EP. I built up a few layers on those two and finished off with a small touch of Vintage Gold EP in the center. For the middle flower, I built up layers of Cranberry Wine EP and then added a bit of Girls night out to the insides of the flowers and some Vintage Gold to finish it off. To finish off the flowers I edged the with a dark marker. I adhered each onto my card mats with white glue and set aside to dry!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Halloween Pumpkins Altered Frame

Today I have a fun Halloween altered frame project. Need a bit of fall decor? This cute frame comes together in less than an hour...including dry time!

To make this frame, you'll need a few items from the G&P store:
Embossing Enamel Powder: Mossy Glen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Mustard Seed

Other supplies:
misc. frame (this would be so cool in a Bubble Frame, too! Tune in next week - I actually use one!)
scrap of patterned paper
scrap of fuzzy fibers

Your first step: color the Accent pieces with the 3D gels. *Let dry.

*To add texture to the 'enameled' pieces: let dry until the pieces are tacky. Using a scrap piece of paper, gently dab the semi-wet surface, pulling off small amounts of the gel. Repeat until you like the texture. Let dry.

Using your finger (or a paintbrush) apply the Satin Gold 3D Gel to the raised parts of the frame. LOVE this subtle gilded look!

These carved pumpkins have hilarious faces! They would be even funnier with googley eyes!

When the frame and all of the pieces are dry, lay the house on the scrap piece, trace under the house. Ink up the area and emboss with Mossy Glen. 

Using a foam blender, add the moon using Mustard Seed. Attach all of the Accents and fiber using the Glastique.

That's it! 

Is it too early to start on Christmas cards?

Inky hugs,

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Good morning all. Teresa here again with some quick and cute note pins for the fridge.

I have a big group of kids in my life (not all my direct relatives) and I support them in as many events as I can. Keeping it all straight can be a bit of a challenge. I was making these little clips for an event and thought why not personalize some for each of those kids - then I will have a clear visual reminder. The many shapes offered in the Piccolos and the colors of the Embossing Powders made this a fun and simple project.

Let's Shop - ( I am linking to the specific items from the photo, however the two links above go to the main sections of the site.)

- Glastique 
- Bahama Aqua Embossing Enamel
- Poodle Skirt Embossing Enamel
- Enamel Powder Adhesive
- Key Accents Piccolo Set 
- Flower Flourishes Piccolo Set

Misc items
- wooden clothespins
- decorative paper
- round strong magnets
- Ultimate glue 

Adhere a sliver of the decorative paper to the clothespin using the Glastique. (This is a wonderful paper adhesive. Available in a Matte or Gloss finish. I love using this)

Emboss one of the larger Key Accents with the Enamel Powder Adhesive and Bahama Aqua Powder. (I like how this pulled the blue tones in the paper pattern) Also emboss one of the Flourishes with the Poodle Skirt Powder.

Adhere the Accents to the clips using the Glastique.

After this dries - add your magnet to the back of the pin.

The look fun and pretty lined up across my Refrigerator.

Try these combos.
  picnic check paper with the BBQ Accents
  gothic paper with a Vintage Black Top Hat from the Gentlemen Accents 
  bright yellow paper with the palm tree from the Beach Accents
  camo paper with a deer from the On The Hunt set

Another option would be one for each day of the week.........

Each of the kids knows which one is theirs on the fridge and they add the notes to their clip. So much fun.

Quick and easy ---

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Snowflake Pin

  Happy Monday everyone! leslierahye here with a wintery pin. I used the labels and frames from the new release Fancy Labels & Roses Accents and embossed the label with Royal Sterling and the Frame of the Rose Accent with Bahama Aqua. I layered these together to form the base of my pin.
Next I embossed snowflakes in Siam Silver, Bahama Aqua and Royal Sterling and layered then onto the pin base. I added some bling on the frame and in a few of the snowflakes to complete the front of the pin. A pin back was added to the back so that it could be worn on a jacket, hat, scarf or sweater!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Faux Watercolor

 Welcome to the weekend! Are you looking forward to getting your crafty on?!

Today I have a mixed media card using embossing enamels and inks that results in fun and color!

To make this card, you will need a few items from the G&P shop:
Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid
Embossing Enamel Powders: Girls Night Out, Micro Gold, Vintage Silver
Art Stencil Fancy Flowers AS46003
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade

favorite stencil
spray bottle with water
stamps: Stampin' Up! Four Feathers and dies
sentiment stamp: 7Gypsies by Hampton Arts
watercolor paper
scraps of white cardstock and vellum cardstock
Tim Holtz Tiny Stapler

Let's get started!

If your stencil has a backside, flip it so the backside is facing up. (This is really important if you have numbers or letters that need to go a certain way.)

Dab the Distress Inks directly onto the stencil. I find it's better to start with the light colors, moving up to the darker ones. No rush here.

When you like the distribution of color, spritz with water, flip over onto the watercolor paper. Use a couple of napkins or a papertowel to press and dab the stencil. This prevents the water from pooling into open areas of your stencil.

This technique has varying results depending upon the amount of water you use. Do you want muted or defined?

I am so in love with feathers on cards!

Stamp your sentiment on the vellum and use the top photo for placement of the rest of the elements.

That's it!

What will you make this weekend?

Inky hugs,

Thursday, September 18, 2014

dragonfly dreams

Good Morning everyone. Wow time flies and it's Thursday again. Teresa here to share another easy to create tag using several of the Globecraft and Piccolo products. 

Shopping list -

Enamel Powder Adhesive
Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder
Micro Copper Embossing Powder
Mardi Gras Embossing Powder
Dragonflies Piccolo Set
Burnt Umber 3d Gel

Other items

Manilla Tag Base
Craft Mat
Walnut Inks - I used a leaf green, gold, and red maple
       Note Sweet Stamps keeps a stock of Distress Inks in many colors.
micro gold Glitter
flower stamp

**** **** **** **** **** ****
Let's get started.

I used a tried and true stamping trick for this. I used the EMBOSSING ADHESIVE to ink my stamp directly onto my manilla tag base. Sprinkle with the CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER and emboss.

Spritz the craft mat with the inks in a random pattern. Place the tag into the inks and pick it up. I use my fingertips but you can use a sponge for this next part. Smear the ink around into the tag background blending areas and leaving some as the original full color. The clear embossing using the clear EMBOSSING ADHESIVE leaves a "resist" area for the flower stamps. Loving this.

Let the tag fully dry.

I then added a dot to the center of each flower using the BURNT UMBER 3D GEL. I sprinkled one with the MICRO COPPER POWDER and the other with the MARDI GRAS POWDER. Let this dry over night. (I did not emboss these at all) I like seeing all the little particles with the Brown peeking through.

Take two of the DRAGONFLIES and ink them with the walnut ink -- I used the leafy green and the red maple. Let these dry completely.

Using my fingertip again (my favorite tool) I smeared the dragon flies with GLASTIQUE and lightly sprinkled with the fine glitter.

After that dried, I shook of the excess glitter and then adhered the DRAGONFLIES to the tag using the GLASTIQUE.

Ready to attach to a gift.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trellis on a Wall

Check out this great brick wall I created for today's Globecraft Piccolo card.  Using the newly released Sweet Stamps Art Stencil Stone Path and White Embossing Paste  I created my background and then while the paste was still wet, I sprinkled Piccolo Brownstone Enamel and then let it dry for 2 hours.  Once it was dry, I heat embossed it and look at the fabulous bricks!  Be sure to click on the picture for a closer view of this wonderful enamel.

 I die cut my Cheery Lynn Designs Trellis; heat embossing it with Piccolo Aged White Enamel.  I added both the Right and Left Mini Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn.  Then added a couple of Piccolo Dragonflies Accents, using Piccolo Girls Night Out Enamel for the smallest and Turquoise Lagoon Enamel for the larger.  I added a coat of Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze to my dragonflies; it makes them a bit more flexible and easier to shape the wings.   Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trick or Treat Dimensional Card

  Happy Monday everyone! leslierahye here with a dimensional trick or treat card using the Trick or Treat Ornament!The ornament comes with two globes and two rings for holding the globes on. For the card I used just one ring and one globe. I am holding back the 2nd ring and globe for another dimensional card or project.
I clipped off the top of the ornament where the hanger would go and heat embossed the center ring that contains the characters with Vintage Black. The silver in the vintage black collected on the ghost and the black and gold on the witch and the moon--it did perfect! For the top ring that holds down the globe I covered it with spider paper, edged the ring with black india ink and heat embossed UTEE on top to give a more aged look to the ring. I sandwiched the rings and the globe and held them together with clothespins until adhered. I applied a piece of patterned paper to the back of the ornament frame.
To finish off the front of the card, I embossed Vintage Silver to the edges of the matte and layered the globe over the accent strip so that the words Trick or Treat could be read.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Halloween "Believe" Pendant & Earrings

T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness It's Fun day!)

The holiday season is coming up fast...before you know it Halloween will be here and we will be working our way through to Christmas and New Year's! 

Today I have a FUN jewelry set using a package of Piccolo Accents and a few Embossing Enamel Powders.

To make the earrings and pendant, you will need a few items from the G&P shop:
enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid
3D Enamel Gel: Mars Black
Glastique, Gloss

scrap of paper, copy/patterned/plain - your choice

The key to this project is to be patient when building the layers. You don't want finger prints or peaks in your melted enamels!

Begin by covering the peacock feathers with the Starry Sky. When cool, use a small paintbrush to to coat just the 'eye' portion of the feather. Using a small scoop (slushee straws work great for this!) add the Royal Sterling just to the middle. When cool, attach earring hoops and rings to connect the feathers.

The pendant was made by building several layers of Starry Sky (I did 3 layers.) Now add the Royal Sterling randomly, covering a majority of the circle. Don't worry if the Royal Sterling seems too solid after it melts. Just stick with me! Do NOT clip off the hanging circle, yet. It comes in handy as a handle when you are melting the powders and adding things. Clip it AFTER you are finished with the enamel powders. You're welcome.

When you add the Ultra Thick Clear, the magic will start to move the other colors around as you heat the powders. Keep repeating the layers until you are happy with the results.

When you are finished, write (or stamp) the sentiment on sticker paper, scrap of patterned paper, copy paper...whatever you prefer. Heat up the pendant and when it's warm, use the side of the tip of the tweezers to very gently push the sentiment into the melted enamel.  I LOVE how the paper turned transulcent.

Just for fun I used the Mars Black on the tiny bat (click on the picture for a better look!)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to follow and 'like' the G&P Facebook page to stay up to date with new releases and design team inspiration!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Good morning everyone, Teresa here with a pretty gift for a housewarming or a nursery.

The new release items are so fun and vintage in their feel. So I continued the "theme" with my color choices and background. 

Here's what I used
- Rose Accent from the Fancy Labels Set
- Embossing Powders (I am linking to the main tab - there are so many wonderful colors to choose from - you can coordinate with your background image) 
     I used Gilded Rose Gold (on the frame), Cranberry Wine and Mossy Glen (on the roses), and Royal Sterling (on the word) 

Go ahead - blow that picture up and look at the fun colors in the mixture.

The frame was embossed with two layers of the Gilded Rose Gold Embossing Powder. The first layer was fully embossed until it was almost smooth and the second was partially "heat flashed" to give the texture of older brass frames.

I embossed everything and then used the Glastique as an adhesive. The background papers were cream cardstock and a Pretty textured vellum from my paper stash.

Have a wonderful afternoon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Halloween Tag

For my project today, I have created a fun Halloween gift tag.  I began with the newly released Sweet Stamps Art Stencil Going Batty and Black Embossing Paste.  This give the bats wonderful raised dimension.  I added some random Piccolo Purple Mist 3D Enamel Gel dots between the bats. 

I love using my Cheery Lynn Designs Poinsettia Strip for Halloween flowers.  I die cut them from 3 papers and then coated each petal with some Glastique.  This gave them a wonderful glossy shine and made them easier to mold.  I used Piccolo Shamrock Dreams Enamel on my Medium Flourish Accents and the Cheery Lynn Designs Happy Halloween.  Adding a spiderweb ribbon finished off the tag.  I hope this inspires you to get your crafty supplies out and create. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dragonfly Medallion

  Happy Monday everyone! leslierahye here sharing a few new releases from last month that I just love! I created a back for the Circle frame on corrugated card board. I heat embossed the backing with Mermaid Tears. Next I embossed the Circle Frame with Gilded Rose Gold. I glued the frame to the backing and added a single crystal rhinestone to each loop. Next I embossed some flower tops with the gilded rose and some with the Girls Night Out and layered them to create dimensional flowers. I bent up the petals just a bit to give a little more dimension. I finished off the flowers with a rhinestone as the centers. These were arranged as on the center of the frame.
Finally I embossed the centers of the dragonflies with the Shamrock Dreams and then embossed over the wings again with Mermaid Tears. I love the opalescent effect it gives the wings when these two powders mix! The dragonflies were place on the flowers and frame to complete the look. This embossed medallion makes a great ornamentation for a shelf of a small wall.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!


Friday, September 5, 2014

You Belong Art Journal Page

Welcome to another Friday with Angi! This week I had the chance to work with a few fabulous stencils from our sister company, Sweet Stamps. Pair those stencils up with Globecraft & Piccolo 3D gels, embossing enamels and accents we get an awesome art journal page!

We know we can't have it all at one time, so use what you have and order G&P items when you can. The G&P embossing enamels and 3D gels go a long way. We know you'll love the products, too!

To make this page, you'll need a few items from the G&P shop:
Embossing Enamel Powder: Copper Kettle
Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid
3D Enamel Gels: Mars Black, Satin Gold, Turquoise
Accents: LA117 Fancy Labels & Roses, LA120 Dragonflies
Glastique, gloss

Stencils (from Sweet Stamps): AS46010 Aztec Sun, AS46015 Circle Pavers

Other Supplies:
various spray inks (Tattered Angels Glimmermist, Dylusions, Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Washes)
modeling paste
stamps: flowers, alphabet

Layer the spray inks. Be sure to not waste the ink! ;) After you spray through the stencil, flip it over and use the excess ink in the negative (like a stamp). Refer to the project picture above.

Use the 3D Gels on this project by adding small amounts of water to get the consistency you need: more water to use the gels like ink and less to paint and stamp with.

The picture above shows the drips of Satin Gold over the Aztec Sun stencil.

I stamped the 'dots' below using the gels and a cut up flip flop. seriously!

Copper Kettle is a gorgeous copper powder with bits of copper glitter. LOVE the texture and shine!

So many possibilities with these Fancy Labels and Dragonflies...

I used the Circle Pavers stencil with embossing paste and then stamped over it with the gel. I can't stop looking at the colors on top and under the paste!

That's it! Hope your weekend is fabulous and full of creating!

Inky hugs,

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Christmas is Coming....

Happy Thursday everyone. Teresa here and,  as much as it freaks me out to remind you, there are only 111 days until Christmas. I know that sounds like PLENTY of time. But I know myself quite well and I don't want to be scurrying around at the last minute AGAIN - trying to put a personal touch on my gifts. 

So today we are making a gift tag. 

Let's gather our materials.

From Globecraft and Piccolo

Embossing Enamel Adhesive
Glastique Gloss
Aged White Embossing Powder
Micro White Embossing Powder
Pure Platinum Embossing Powder
Bahama Aqua Embossing Powder
Siam Silver Embossing Powder
Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
Fancy Labels and Roses Piccolo Set
Bejeweled Snowflake Piccolo Set

And from our sister company, SweetStamps

Snowflower Art Stencil  (the art stencils are a new release item for SweetStamps and they are wonderful)

You will also need
- self adhesive glitter dots (you can also use the Glastique and fine glitter)
- a large tag base
- a light blue color spray
- Ribbon for the hanger

Now let's get started.

First - spritz the tag with the light blue color spray - giving that pale blue back ground to work with. I dry mine with the heat gun.

Now for the stencil back ground.
     Lay the tag flat and center your stencil over the tag.
     I wanted a "hint" of snowflakes in the background so I lightly sponged on the Enamel Adhesive through
     the stencil. Keeping in mind my final layout, I applied the adhesive more heavily in some areas.


Emboss the tag with the Aged White Powder --- this powder has a lot of glittery sparkle. A wonderful wintry feel is emerging. Set your tag base aside.

I then embossed the rectangular label from the Fancy Labels set. I used the Bahama Aqua on the center of the medallion and the Siam Silver as a "frame" around it. I embossed one of the large snowflakes with the Micro White Powder and the smaller on with the Pure Platinum Powder.

I dry fit the Piccolos on the tag to decide which areas would get a tiny glitter dot accent. And because the Ultra Thick Clear Powder enhances the coloration behind it, I used that to emboss those areas.

Glastique was used to attach every thing. After the tag dried, I added a bit of bright blue tulle ribbon as a hanger.

The first thing a little buddy said to me when he saw it was "It's a Frozen tag". I'm taking that as a major accomplishment - when you can impress a 5 year old - you got it going on.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Haunted House and Graveyard

Here is a fun dimensional card I made using Piccolo Haunted House Accents and Haunted Graveyard Accents.  These are such fun sets for those crafters who love Halloween as I do!  This card will fold flat and measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I used three different embossing enamels on this project:

House and Fencing - Vintage Black
Tombstones - Aged White (added a touch of Black Soot Distress ink)
Grass - Mossy Glen

For the Gnarly Tree, I used a combination of Burnt Umber and Mars Black 3D Enamel Gels.  I also used the Mars Black to create the steps leading up the hill.

For this pic you can see all the parts that create the scene.  You just make long rectangles any size you need, adhere them to the back and bottom of the card stock and they will fold forward when you close the card.  You just have to make sure your items are not too tall when closed.

I added a bit of yellow card stock behind the House to simulate candlelight.  And for the great background, I used the newly released Art Stencil Going Batty from Sweet Stamps.  I used painter's tape to mask off the bats I did not need and then applied Black Soot Distress ink.  I added a bit of distressing around the edges as well.  The Happy Halloween is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I hope you enjoy my card,  I had great fun creating it.

Monday, September 1, 2014

BBQ Layout with Piccolo Accents and Sweet Stamps Art Stencils

 Happy Monday everyone! leslierahye with 6×6" layout featuring the BBQ Fun Accents from the August Release and the Tire Tracks Stencil from the September Art Stencil Release at!  I began by heat embossing my tools and grill with the Vintage Black Emboss Powder. I left the flame untouched so that I could come back with the 3D Enamel in Deep Red and Orange. All accents were set aside to cool. The BBQ was coated with Mars Black 3D Enamel.
On my scrapbook page, I stenciled with the adhesive fluid the Tire tracks on their side so that it looked like smoke! Skipping around on the stencil so that there is not full coverage in all areas adds to the smokey effect! I embossed with Mermaid Tears and when it cooled added White chalk powder to further enhance the smokey feel. I then went around the edges of the page with Vintage Black emboss powder. I completed the layout by matting my photo of the yummy steaks and layering the matted photo on top of the smoke and a strip of pattern paper. Next the Piccolo accents were layered on the layout. Finally I went around the edges with pen-doodling.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!