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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
Thanks for visiting. Come back soon!

If you would like to see more of Karen’s unique projects, stop by her blog Art & Soul.

How to Add a Golden Glow to your Scrapbook Layout with Dew Drops

Hello and welcome to the blog, today I am sharing a Christmas Layout from my “Christmas Traditions” Snap Album.

I have given this layout a soft, golden glow using the Sunflower Dew Drops Mix.

Crate Paper – “Peppermint” Paper Collection

Layout Details:

Base 8-1/2 x 6 (to fit in Simple Stories “Snap Album”)
Patterned Paper Band:  4 x 6
Photo Collage 4 x 4
Three Patterned and Scalloped Stripes (fussy cut off label strip of patterned papers where collection name and UPC code are located)
Wood Veneer Trees
Arrow / Date Stamp (Stampin Up)
Newspaper Clipping
Sunflower Dew Drop Mix 

Don’t overlook good packaging that can be used on your layouts!

 

Tips for using Dew Drops:

 

 

 

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

Shelly

Making a Steam Punk Tag with Dew Drops

Let’s make a Steam Punk Tag using mixed media techniques, Dew Drops, paper and cogs.  First of all, lets look at what you’ll need.
 

 

 

 

Ingredients:
 
#5 Manila Tag
Walnut Ink, mixed in water in a large spaghetti sauce container
Paper Towels
Brusho Watercolor powders in lemon, orange and dark brown
Distress Collage Medium by Ranger in Crazing
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamps – Faded Type
Stayz on Ink – Black Onyx
Round punch – one inch
Vintage Paper – mine is from the late 1800s
Lazer Cutz Cogs by Mike Deakin Art
Distress Crayon Ranger Tim Holtz – Vintage Photo
Archival Seeds in Honey Passion
Let’s Begin:
 
1. Get a plain #5 Manila Tag and crumple it up.  Mix walnut ink crystals in a spaghetti sauce glass jar and warm water.  When mixed, drop the crumpled tag into it.  Leave to soak over night or 24 hours.
 
 
2.  Take Brusho water color powders in dark brown, orange and lemon yellow.  Sprinkle small amounts on tag and spritz with water.  The watercolors will spread.  If you like it, leave it, otherwise add some more and spritz again.  Let dry overnight.
3.  Once dry, paint with Distress Collage Medium in Crazing.  Let dry until crackled.

4.  Stamp randomly with the stamp of your choice, I used the new Stampers Anonymous  Tim Holtz Faded Type stamps with black onyx ink.

5.  Punch one inch circles from vintage paper, and adhere to tag.
6.  Add Lazer Cutz to the tag.
7. Embellish tag and circles with Distress Crayon, I used vintage photo.  Blend with your fingers or cotton swab.
8. Embellish with Archival Seeds and Mini Dew Drops using liquid adhesive.

9.  Let dry and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

See you next time for another fun project with Dew Drops!  Have a creative week!

~ Victoria

Mixed Media Tag with Watercolor and Dew Drops

Are you all feeling as ready for spring as I am?  Let’s make a mixed media tag to celebrate spring being around the corner.

Ingredients:
#5 Manila Tag
Stencil of your choice
Stencil paste (I used gray)
Distress Crayon in Antique Linen
Gelato in White
Busho Watercolor Powders
Stamps of your choice
Ink Black Onyx
Fine Point Sharpie
Dew Drops diamondstear drops and mini circles
Liquid Adhesive
Ribbon
Recipe:
 
1.  Add texture to your tag, using your stencil and texture paste.
2.  Let dry and add circles of watercolor resist using distress crayon and gelato.  Sprinkle with watercolor powder and mist with water.  Dry with an embossing gun.
3.  Add two additional colors, mist and dry.
4. Select stamps and stamp with alcohol inks.
5. Embellish with dew drops and draw embellishment lines.
6.  Finally add ribbon and any other embellishments you like.
Hope you enjoyed this project.  Pop on over to the Robins Nest and experience some #dewdroplove!  See you next time for another crafty recipe!

Today, Tomorrow, Always

Hello Crafty Friends 🙂
Monika here.
Today I will show you a wedding card.
A few photos for details
The order of work on the card:
1) I glued the background to the base
2) I glued my hearts to the distance cubes
3) I added the inscription, flowers and leaves
4) 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

Happy 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) We make a interlacing of several thin strips of paper.
3) I stick to the background. I did it using distance cubes.
4) I added a flower, leaves and an inscription.
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 Add Dew Drops on a Mixed Media Tag

Hello Crafty Friends!
Fairuz Fabiha here. Today I’ll be sharing with you my first project of 2020, which is a lovely soft toned mixed media tag. The lovely neon pink dewdrops goes so well with the muted pink and gold background and add an interest to the project. I’ve been inspired by the beginning of a new year to add the sentiment ‘A new beginning’.

Here’s some closeup photos-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used Robin’s Nest Dewdrops-
1.Neon-Pink-Mini-Dew-Drops

 

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you guys liked the card. To see more of my work, you can follow  me on INSTAGRAM  and subscribe to my channel YouTube channel-  CRAFTIVATION
 
And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams! ❤️