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How to Frame An Easter Card with Dew Drops

Hi Ladies,
Here is a quick and easy card to make for Easter. White on white with a subtle hint of color is very elegant so this design is also suitable to be used as a wedding or sympathy card. For an extra special touch, highlight a special design within the textured pattern using a glitter gel pen.   If you like to take your paper-crafts into home decor, frame this design to create a lovely piece of wall art.

Pink Punch Dew Drops

Directions:

1. Use an embossing folder to add a texture onto white card stock.

2. Cut around the cross.  Use a glitter gel pen to high light one of the central designs.

3.  Adhere the cross to the card base using foam tape to create added dimension.

4.  Use liquid adhesive to attach a single row of Dew Drops around the edge of the cross.


Other Supplies:
Glitter Gel Pen
foam mounting tape
liquid adhesive
die cutting machine & cross embossing folder

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How to Create a CAS Card with Dew Drops

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It’s Karen…I would love to show you how to create a CAS card with Dew Drops. I stamped a simple background with black ink by repeatedly stamping the same image to cover the card base. Then, I let the Dew Drops be the star of the show. The bright translucent Dew Drops make an outstanding contrast against the bold background design. When Dew Drops are the focal point of the design, your card will definitely be unforgettable to the recipient. This design technique is very versatile as it can be used over and over again because with a different background stamp and different color/shape Dew Drops, the possibilities to create CAS cards for different occasions are endless.

Supplies:

             Flame Dew Drops                               Bubbles Dew Drops

Directions:

1. Use black ink to stamp a background pattern onto a piece of white cardstock.

2. Repeat stamping the image to fill the entire card front.

3. Select a large variety of Dew Drops in every color. Adhere them to create a cascading rainbow starting at the upper left corner going diagonally across to the lower right.  Die cut a large sentiment with black card stock. Adhere the sentiment to the lower section of the card.

4. Continue adding more Dew Drops underneath the sentiment.

 

Other Supplies:
black ink pad
background stamp
liquid adhesive
sentiment metal die
die cutting machine
white card base 5×7″

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How to Easily Embellish an Embossed Design

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It’s Karen…and I’d love to show you how easy it is to embellish an embossed design with Dew Drops. I embossed a floral texture onto pattern paper which doubled the depth and improved the wow factor. By simply adding Dew Drops to the center of flowers, it is easy to create stunning feminine cards for any occasion. Grab a cup of coffee and follow me!

 

Directions:
1. Select a patterned paper with a floral design and use a die cutting machine to add an embossed texture.
2. Use a black permanent marker to enhance part of the design. Matte the aperture with a piece of white paper to contrast with the black greeting.

3. Attach the embossed paper to a black square card base.
4. Adhere pearl Dew Drops to the center of paper flowers. When they are dry, use the pads of your fingers to gently bend the petals up to add more realistic dimension.  Attach the flowers vertically down the right side of the card.
5. Create a frame around the opening of the aperture with pearl Dew Drops.
6. Finally, adhere silver Dew Drops to the center of the black flowers.
Other Supplies:
black card base
die cutting machine
floral embossing folder
pink floral paper
black permanent marker
liquid adhesive

 

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How to Embellish with Dew Drops for Valentine’s Day

Hey Friends,
Karen here with you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a quick and easy last minute way to embellish with Dew Drops.  I took a cute store bought MDF decoration and made it extra special by adding some Dew Drops to the design.  Make sure you scroll down to the end of the post to see a 2nd bonus project.

 

Supplies:
Red & White Diamond Drops (Ace of Diamonds)

Red Tear Drops (Forbidden Love)

White Dew Drops

Directions:
Assemble 2 Tear Drops and 1 Diamond Dew Drop together to form a heart. Outline elements within the printed design using Dew Drops such as the outline of the heart. Finally, add a random scattering of small round white Dew Drops. When you are satisfied with the placement, take a photo of the arrangement so that you can recreate the design exactly as you had it. Use liquid adhesive or glue dots to attach the Dew Drops.

Other Supplies:
Valentine’s Day Hanging Sign
liquid adhesive


 

 

 

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How to Easily Decorate a Small Ornament

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It’s Karen and I am so happy to share my fun way to easily decorate an acrylic ornament.  I found this transparent acrylic unicorn shape in an after Christmas clearance sale. I immediately knew it would look glorious covered in Dew Drops. This is a quick and easy project that of course could be done using a wooden shape.

Supplies:

                          Riverside Mini Dew Drops         Sprinkles Mini Dew Drops

Directions:
1. Practice laying out the gems to accentuate the design. Take a few photos so that you can refer to them when it is time to glue the Dew Drops in position.  Doing this will prevent disappointment and frustration.

2. Carefully apply adhesive to the acrylic shape.  Start along the edge and work inward. Add the Dew Drops to build the design. Use various sizes & shapes of Dew Drops to best fill the image.


Other Supplies:
clear acrylic shape
liquid adhesive
small embellishment placing tool (Embellie Gellie)

 

A Closer Look:

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How to Make Simple Cherry Embellishments

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Happy New Year!…It’s Karen and I’m here to show you how to create simple (& cute) cherry embellishments with Dew Drops. It is so easy to add them to cards or scrapbook layouts. My little niece was wearing the cutest cherry dress which inspired me to develop her layout around this theme. I simply added Dew Drops over the design of the background pattern paper for a quick eye catching detail. The great thing is that even if you don’t have cherry paper, you can still form cherry clusters with Dew Drops and simply add the stem with a pen. Don’t forget, if you make your own cherry inspired project with Dew Drops please share it with us on The Robin’s Nest Fan Facebook Page.

TIPS: I suggest when you are planning a project, look at the patterns within the papers to see if any of the small designs can be accentuated with Dew Drops.  A quick money saving tip to stretch your supplies is to use the clear Dew Drops because they can be glued over any color background.
 

Directions:
1.  Assemble a border strip along the lower edge 3×12″ with coordinating paper. Add a 1″ strip along the bottom edge. Also, add a narrow .5″ scalloped strip along the top edge.

2. Carefully crop the faces from your photos by cutting your photos into circles using various size metal dies and a die cutting machine. (set them aside)

3. Cut out scalloped edge circles to matte each photo and adhere the photos to the center.

4. Adhere a cluster of 3 photos overlapping in the lower right corner.

5. Adhere the circular photos lightly overlapping.

6. Add chipboard accents and embellish the layout with faux cherries. Bring attention to the pattern in the background paper by attaching pink Dew Drops over the cherry designs and add green Tear Drops over the leaves.  Use clear drying liquid adhesive to attach the Dew Drops.
A Closer Look:

Other Supplies:
6 photos (4×5″)
liquid adhesive
pattern papers
circle & scallop circle metal dies
die cutting machine
navy blue card stock
border strips
chipboard embellishment
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How to Make a Simple Frame with Dew Drops

Hey Girls,
It’s Karen on the blog today and I want to show you how easy it is to make a simple frame with Dew Drops. It looks very elegant to embellish the feature element of a card with an extra special frame instead of just matting the image.  Sadly, this card is my last project for 2020 but I will be back in the New Year with more ideas.  Happy Crafting in 2021!

Other Supplies:
ink pads (mint green & pink)
rubber stamps (sentiment & heart)
green card stock
silver card base (5×7″)
embossing folder & die cutting machine
liquid adhesive
ribbon / heart shaped gem / lace

Directions:
1. Stamp a sentiment onto white card stock using mint green ink. With pink ink, stamp a heart overlapping the sentiment.

2.   Matte the stamped sentiment with foam tape onto mint green card stock. Emboss a silver card base with a dotty flourish design and adhere the sentiment to the top section of the card base.

3. To practice the placement, temporarily place the Dew Drops around the outer edge of the sentiment. Begin arranging them at a corner in order to create a neat & well balanced frame. Align the Dew Drops side by side by and adhere them with liquid adhesive.
4. Finally, embellish with a small bow, a heart shaped gem, & a lace border.
A Closer Look:

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How to Embellish a Wooden Christmas Sign

Hello Ladies,
Karen here…to bring you some Christmas inspiration and show you how to easily embellish a plain wooden sign. Unfinished home decor shapes are a great inexpensive gift idea that you can get the kids involved in helping you complete.   Add as many Dew Drops as you dare indulge to create breath taking sparkle. You will definitely “wow” the grandparents or other lucky recipients.  Please share your projects with us on the Robin’s Nest Fan Facebook Page.
Other Supplies: wooden hanging decoration
acrylic paint (white, green, brown, red, silver)
paint brush / clear liquid adhesive

Directions:
1. Cover your work surface to protect it from any paint splatters.  Paint the wooden sign with a base coat of white acrylic paint.


2. When thoroughly dry, lightly sketch any guidelines that will help you paint the details. Paint each letter a different color.

3. Now the fun begins; plan your design by temporarily placing the Dew Drops until you are satisfied with the arrangement. Consider possibly outlining, filling in, or creating a unique pattern. Even a random mixture of colors and shapes can be very beautiful.


(TIP:  Before you move any Dew Drops, take some photos to avoid the frustration of being unable to recreate the design from memory.  Additionally, taking photos is helpful when you are having trouble deciding between different arrangements or colors which allows you to compare between two designs.)


(alternate arrangement of Diamond Dew Drops)

4.  Use 5 Diamond Dew Drops to form a star shape. Finally, adhere the Dew Drops with clear drying liquid adhesive. 

A Closer Look:

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How to Make Christmas Berries with Red Dew Drops

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Karen here today…Let me show you how easy it is to use red Dew Drops to create holly berries and quickly embellish Christmas cards.  This is a great way to give added dimension to your handmade cards this year.  Time to ‘Deck the Halls’ and get creating!

 

Robins Red Dew Drops

Directions:
1.  Stamp the pine branch using green & brown ink overlapping the edge of the linen paper.  Repeat stamping the design being sure to rotate and angle the stamp differently with each new impression until the background is filled.


Unfortunately…my brown ink pad was dry so I colored directly
onto the stamp with a brown marker.

2. Stamp a Christmas greeting onto red card stock and fussy cut it.
Next, adhere it to the center of the card using foam tape.
3.  Cut some holly from green card stock, add faux stitching detail with a thin black marker, and adhere the holly cluster.  Finally, use clear adhesive to attach the red faux berry Dew Drops.

A Closer Look:

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How to Enhance Dew Drops with Micro Beads

Hey Friends,
Karen here…We all know that Dew Drops are beautiful but did you know you can enhance Dew Drops.  In previous projects I have used permanent pens to embellish Dew Drops and I have also added glitter glue to Dew Drops for a bit of extra sparkle.   This time I am adding micro beads around the edge of the Dew Drop to create a stunning center for a flower.

Supplies: Classified Dew Drops (Pearl)

Directions:

There were many techniques used to create the flowers.  Flowers were stamped onto paper, vellum, and mulberry.  Carefully, fussy cut the flowers and gently bend the petals over your finger to create dimension.  Next, I used a needle and thread to cinch the center of the mulberry for more realistic petals.  Stamp a ballerina silhouette onto white card stock.  Then apply purple embossing powder, heat set, and carefully fussy cut the image.  Use a needle and thread to gather a piece of pink tulle to create the ballerina’s tutu.  Adhere pearl Dew Drops or clusters of three Dew Drops to create the center of the flowers.  Next, use a liquid adhesive to attach those super tiny micro beads.  Gently pour the micro beads over the wet adhesive.  Use a deep plastic storage box and place the project in it to help contain the runaway beads. (aka: tricky little escape artists)  Clean up is easier if you avoid using a cardboard box with flaps and crevices.  Layer the pattern papers and create a cluster of flower embellishments with one flower overlapping the top edge of the card.  Finally, adhere the dancer, embellish with glitter glue, and add a music note brad.

Other Supplies:
tools – heat gun, watermark ink pad, ink pads (lilac & pink), embossing powder (purple), needle & thread
liquid adhesive (Best Glue Ever – ScraPerfect)
paper – black pattern paper, music sheet paper, pink mulberry, vellum
stamps – flowers & dancer silhouette (The Artistic Stamper)
embellishments – micro beads, music note brad, pink glitter glue, washi tape, pink tulle

 

 

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