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How to Create a Dinosaur Birthday Card using Dew Drops and Creative Canvas

Wow, can you believe it’s April already!  For today’s project, I thought I would show you a cute way to incorporate a creative canvas and Dew Drops onto a on trend birthday card.  So here are the ingredients I used to get you started.

Ingredients:

8 1/2 x 11 cardstock – I chose craft paper color

 

Decorative paper and embellishments

Stamp for sentiment

Ink for stamping and clear fine embossing powder

Dew Drops – Jade Diamond Dew Drops  and Safari Mini Dew Drops

Creative Canvas Artsy Dew Dinos

Sharpie ultra fine tip markers in light and dark green

Adhesive

Instructions:

 

I chose the dino canvas for today’s card.  I love the 4 dinos and thought they would look fabulous colored and on a card.  This would also make a super fun wall hanging for a young man’s room.
For coloring, I chose Sharpie markers (permanent) in a light and dark green fine tip.  To color evenly, I used small circular motions, which helps blend and eliminate lines.
Here’s how the look when just finished.  As I move forward and merge the layers I will do a few touch ups, so keep those pens handy.

Next, I cut the images from the extra canvas using a paper trimmer.  Here’s a place for your fabric scissors if you prefer!

 

Next, using small scissors I cut around the outlines of the “backs” and “tails” of the dinosaurs.
Next, I created my card base.  I wanted a longer style card so the measurements, I used are in the photo. Fold your card in half, setting the fold.
I added a “bamboo” background from some older paper that I had in my stash.   You could easily stamp and color a background or just go with the card stock as a background as well.
I adhered the two rows of dinosaurs, off set to one another on the front of the card.  Once adhered, I colored in some of the other white areas to merge the two rows as one.
Add Dew drops for your border.  I used diamonds in groups of three to simulate a fern or plant and mini dew drops as stones or additional plants (not really sure which).  I used liquid adhesive, which I find really adheres the dew drops well!
Here’s a little close up of that border.  It can be as wild and free as you like!
Hope you enjoyed this project and I’ll be back on the 17th with another Dew Drops project for you!
Artistically yours,
~ Victoria

How to Easily Decorate a Small Ornament

Hey Friends,
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:

If you would like to see more of Karen’s wonderful creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.
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How to Make an Altered Recipe Card with Dew Drop Highlights

Hello and welcome.  Shelly with you today, sharing an altered recipe card.

My niece recently got married.  For her bridal shower, guests were asked to fill out a provided recipe card for the bride – I decided to go a little above and beyond a simple handwritten recipe (and now she wants me to do all her recipe cards – lol!)

Gather Your Supplies:

 

 

Make It:

 

  • Cover front and back of card with patterned paper and cardstock (I used white cardstock on the back)
  • Optional – a little machine stitching

 

  • Next, either hand write or use computer to type up your recipe
  • Add machine stitching if desired, ink edges
  • Add recipe title with alpha stickers
  • Add cardstock sticker using dimensional foam tape for dimension (I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to “deactivate” sticker first to make it easier to work with)
  • I added an Index Sticker from the paper collection to the top of card – I used a small piece of cardstock cut from the branding strip of my patterned paper to cover a word on the index sticker that did not apply to my recipe
No project is complete without adding Dew Drops as the finishing touch – they add color, dimension and just a bit magic

And finally, since this was a gift, I signed & added a sticker to the back of the card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!

Shelly

How to Make a Quick & Easy Layout of Life’s Funny Everyday Moments

Welcome! Shelly with you today, reminding you to record those silly, everyday moments!

And I am  sharing my every layout dynamic duo – Dew Drops and Sequins!  Dew Drops and sequins play off of each other with light, color and texture.  I love combining these 2 elements in groupings on all of my layouts.

What I used:

 

This layout is 8 x 8 with (3) 1″ Patterned paper strips overlapping on one edge
Cardstock stickers and Die Cut
Foam dimensional tape on all of the elements adds dimension and interest

What’s so funny?

Thanks for stopping by the blog today  – have a creative week!
Shelly

 

How to Create Yummy Recipe Scrapbook Pages

Hello and welcome to the blog.  Shelly with you today sharing another of my recipe layouts for my cookbook scrapbook of family faves.

 

Gather:

  • Original Dew Drops
  • Mini Dew Drops
  • Photo Play “We are Family” Paper Collection with Die Cuts and Cardstock Stickers
  • American Craft Thickers Alpha Stickers
  • Chunky Acrylic Confetti – Color Cast Designs
  • Best Glue Ever
  • Optional:  Machine Stitching

Make it:

 

  • My base measures 8 x 8
  • White Cardstock is trimmed just 1/2″ smaller
  • Journaling is 4 x 4 and was created using the Rhonna Ferrar app on my phone and printed with my Selphy (this is a great way to journal when you are at crops and retreats)  Mat journaling

 

My favorite way to use Dew Drops on my scrapbook layouts is tone on tone for subtle dimension

 

Dew Drops play well with other tiny embellishments when making embellie clusters!

 

and for those who are interested in the recipe…….

 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!

 

Shelly

 

Cropping in the Time of Covid-19 (a scrapbook layout)

Hello and welcome – Shelly with you today sharing a scrapbook layout that is the first of several I will  be creating to document my experiences during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

I decided to create this layout about the last crop I attended before we were hit with lockdowns, shut downs and mandatory mask wearing – we were doing the “6 ft social distancing” but we were blissfully unaware of what was to happen the following week!  So I kept the tone of this layout bright and happy.

Supply List:

Original Dew Drops
Mini Dew Drops
Tear Drops
Diamond Dew Drops
Sequins
PhotoPlay Paper “You had me at Paper” collection
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Tattered Angels Mists

Lots of layering, die cuts and stickers

I often decide after a layout is all glued down that I need some drips and sprays – so I just use a piece of scrap paper to mask off where I do not want the paint to hit

Now kick this layout up a notch with Dew Drops!

I like to dump out the Dew Drops and spread them around until it looks pleasing to my eye….

 

Mix in a few sequins, too

Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!
Shelly

How to Make Tiny Details on your Scrapbook Page POP!

Hello and welcome!  Shelly with you today, sharing another recipe layout demonstrating how Dew Drops always add that finishing touch your scrapbook layouts!

 

Tiny details like bullet points can become a focal point of your layout by using Dew Drops – for this smaller scale (8×8) layout, I used Mini Dew Drops in Red.

 

 

Details for layout:

-White Cardstock Base 8 x 8
-Patterned Paper 7 x 8
-Recipe 6 x 4
-Recipe Mat 7 x 5
-Photo Play “What’s Cooking” Paper Collection

 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!

Shelly

How to make a Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends 🙂
Monika here.
Today I will show you a Birthday card.
A few photos for details
The order of work in the card:
1)  Glue the background to the base.
2) I glue a round napkin in the middle
3) I stick the inscription and the number
4)I added a flower and leaves.
5) Complete the whole with dew drops.
Card is ready 🙂
Robin’s Nest Products I used
 
Hope you guys will find this inspiring and try this out yourself!
And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams!
Hugs Monika

How to Use Dew Drops in 3 New Ways of Scrapbook Layouts

Hello and welcome to the blog – hope you are faring well during the current world madness and using lock down and quarantine time to relax and feed your creative soul!

Shelly with you today sharing a scrapbook layout with 3 different techniques using Dew Drops.  This layout features our newest family member – Sugar, but who really goes by Tiny Cat and more recently Puddle ( because she is getting a little pudgy and when she lays down, she turns into a puddle) and isn’t she a beauty!

Technique #1 FLOWER CENTERS:

This is a no-brainer!  Dew Drop Originals and Minis make PERFECT flower centers for ANY medium!

Use one or multiple – same color or contrasting color – it is a nice sparkly, dimensional touch to any flower embellishment.

For this layout, I created layered flowers using stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations and used green mini dew drops for my flower centers.

Technique #2 TONE ON TONE Dimension:

I love popping a Drew Drop of the same color onto parts of my layout for some added “oomph!” and  a little extra surprise.  Black Dew Drops on a black background is a great, subtle design choice – check out my black stripes!

 

Technique #3 SPOT LIGHT  Color from your photo

There is no denying the single, striking feature of my photo is my cat’s different colored eyes – that one crazy blue eye!  I have not used any blue in this layout – instead, I have popped some blue Dew Drops in strategic places on the layout to make you really notice that blue eye!

Machine stitching is another favorite technique to add texture to a layout

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Have a creative week!

Shelly

 

How to Elegantly Embellish Die Cuts Simply and Easily

Hello Girls,
Karen here…to share a super quick card by embellishing a die cut with Dew Drops.  This floral card is suitable for many occasions depending on the sentiment you add.  You could produce an assembly line of this basic design and just vary the background paper and colors.  A set of these would make a lovely gift for a friend.  Don’t forget to share your projects with us on the The Crafty Nest Facebook Page.

Directions:
1. Die cut a floral design onto white pearl card stock.

2.  Apply glue to the delicate parts of the design.  Adhere the die cut to blue ombre paper. Trim the excess overhanging ombre paper. Attach the matted floral design onto a teal card base. (TIP: I did not apply glue to some of the leaves in order to bend them slightly for added dimension.)

3.  Carefully apply small dots of glue onto each bud.  It is best to only apply glue to 4-5 buds at a time because the glue may dry before you attach the gems.

 

4.  Next, place each gem onto a dot of glue. I used various sizes of gems, as well as, different shades of blue to create depth and add interest.  Repeat the process until you are satisfied you have embellished enough areas of the design.  Set aside to dry.

 





Other Supplies:

  • floral background metal die
  • die cutting machine
  • white pearl card stock
  • ombre blue paper
  • teal card base
  • liquid adhesive
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If you would like to see more of Karen’s unique projects, stop by her blog Art & Soul.