Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday!

Good Morning Everyone!

It’s now officially my day of the week to post my new projects on the Eyelet Outlet Blog so I thought I would declare this day of the week here on my blog “Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday!” And for todays project I made three different sentiment cards in three different styles, all showcasing some of the New Spring Brads

The first card is a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” CAS (Clean & Simple) card. I wanted to really make the Alien Brads pop so I kept it black and white. I flicked some white Gesso over the base of the card and added a moon using my Spellbinders “Large Circle” die and then the Tim Holtz “Alterations Townscape” die for image. I used my “Image Tree” alphabet stamp for the outside sentiment and with my Versamark pad and some Stampin Up! Black Embossing Powder created the sentiment and then cut each letter out in small squares. I then cut some squares (a little larger) on some left over cardstock and then purposely glued the black & white squares together off center to give it a little more interest. I popped them up on some pop up dots and then added the crochet thread to make it look like a banner. Then came time to use my little adorable Alien Brads, they come sitting and standing and for the front I though it would be cute if they were sitting on the sign:

For the inside I decided the standing Alien Brads would look best as they literally look they are waiting to take you on a tour of your new neighborhood lol! I used my “StazOn Jet Black” ink with a $1.50 “studio g Alphabet Stamp Set” I found in the sale bin at Michaels for the message.

For the second card I decided on a “Happy Retirement” sentiment and I had two thoughts, first, what better way to celebrate retirement than relaxing on the beach and secondly, I have the perfect brads to go with such a scene. I created this “Water Color” card using my ink pads by pressing them onto my Tim Holtz Craft sheet and then with a very wet paint brush, I picked the ink up and proceeded to “paint”. I used Stampin Up! “Early Espresso”, “Ballet Blue”, “Pool Party”, “Gable Green”, “Garden Green”, “Sahara Sand” and Primas “Shabby Tote” Resist Chalk Edger for the colors. My white gel pen was used to sketch the hammock and some white paint for the sale boat. I used my “StazOn Jet Black” ink with the “studio g Alphabet Stamp Set”  for the message and the Stampin Up! “Phrases for a Friend” stamp set for the sentiment. Then came the fun part, adding the Sandcastle Brads and the Turtle Brads these bring the whole scene to life for me:

Next was the “Encouragement” sentiment card. I wanted to do something fun and bright for those Flamingo Brads and so I got out my White Gesso and painted a piece of Mixed Media paper, then using my “Mandala” stencil from ColorBox and Finnabairs “White Crackle Texture Paste I gave two of the corners some nice decorative swirls. Once it was all dry I used Prima’s Color Bloom Spray Mists in “Boysenberry”, “Sunshine” and “Lime Wedge” and sprayed them down with water. Once the background was dry I realized that I didn’t like the “Lime Wedge” with the other colors for this so I added “Emerald” over it. I took two old floral chip board pieces and after covering them in some White Gesso used the “Tangerine” and “Summer Sky” Spray Mists on them. Then it was time to add the sentiment from Stampin Up’s “My Friend” stamp set, so I brushed over the area with my “Stampin Buddy” added the sentiment with my Versamark ink and SU! Black Embossing Powder and bang – WHAT A MESS!!!! Turns out, the stampin buddy couldn’t keep the powder from sticking to the spray mist. So after an hour of trying to remove the access power – I had an idea. I pulled out my Black & White Gessos and flicked them all over the background so the you wouldn’t notice the Embossing Powder that shouldn’t be there! So after that fiasco I got to add my two beautiful Flamingo Brads, a little shredded cheesecloth, my flowers and then I noticed something missing. So I went to my bling stash and found the perfect Blue Jewel for the much needed bling and flower center ;O)

Well folks that’s it for today, hope you enjoyed the projects. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a safe and creative day :O)



One thought on “Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday!

  1. Pamela says:

    Beautiful job again, love how you are so real with your descriptions and can always find a great way to fix anything you don’t like. A great lesson on how we shouldn’t just settle when we don’t feel good about something in our life. There is always a way of making things better and we can usually find what we need to do that in what is around us or close at hand!!

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