Clock canvas

I recently taught a really great workshop at My Punch. We created a clock canvas which was not only useful but filled with embellishments and techniques. We colored the canvas, learned different ways to work with masks and stamps; we misted and even made our own embellishments. I love creating projects that are not just beautiful but useful! Einat

Ins(paper)ation: family

“Risk is essential. There is no growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?” Alex Noble I decided to take a risk, to go out of my comfort zone and try something else. One of my favorite techniques is interactive design, a design with moving parts, what is also known as paper engineering. I love creating layouts with moving surprises in them that make the layout really fun to look at. Recently we’ve been having a lot of family time together, that inspired me to create a layout with a new and different never tried before moving mechanism. I call it “open and shut”. When you open the little tab you discover three shutters that open to a row of small photos. I kept the design simple and left the stage to the moving parts. You should try to create something that moves on …

101 Flowers Tutorial #5: "Faber" Flower

We continue our 101 flowers tutorial with flower #5, a “faber” flower, a flower combination of fabric and paper. It’s a fun easy technique that you can use on your cards, layouts and any kind of project. All you need are a few scraps of fabric and paper Cut or punch them to any shape you want Create your “faber” combination You can add buttons, glitter or make your flower 3D.See you on tutorial #6!Einat

Receiving the Torah

I wanted to create a LO with this photos for a long time, but I waited for the right kind of inspiration. I finally got it. These are photos of my son’s receiving the Torah ceremony at school. It’s my first DT layout for ScraPerfect. I used a paper of my own design with a Tallit (a Jewish prayer cloth) on it. I found Torah images on line and printed them. I then printed my journaling on a piece of vellum. I used the Perfect Printing Pouch to make sure that the printing will be crisp and to prevent the ink from bleeding. Next, I created the title from inked and embossed chipboard letters. The letter “O” was replaced by a Star of David I created from wire and used my Embellie Gellie to pick up the beads more easily and insert them into the wire. Lastly, I adhered the photos, Torah images and title then added a ribbon and …

Round and round we go!

I love cards! They are fun to make and even more fun to give. It makes me really happy to see the smile on someone who gets a card and knows it was made especially for them. I try to make my cards interesting, with a twist, it can be unconventional colors or embellishments or even…shape. This card is not only rounded, it has a surprise…it turns! This is the card when it’s closed. On the front I adhered two presents made from paper piecing and ribbon leftovers and a muffin with a candle. I will have instructions on how to create the muffin in my “Technique corner” next time. There is also a partial sentiment on the side. When the card turns… The muffin doesn’t move but the presents turn and you can see the entire sentiment and the journaling on the top. The circle in the middle has a half circle window that reveals what is hidden when …

Technique corner: echo

Echo: “any repetition or close imitation, as of the ideas or opinions of another.” Today’s technique corner is all about echo. An imitation of an idea not from another layout but from the same layout! You can find this easy fun technique in this DT summer layout I created for My Punch. The original pattern on the paper has wavy lines that reminded me of waves and gave me the idea to echo them. I cut more waves in the same shape as the existing pattern and added them to the layout. By creating an echo to a pattern on the paper I added summer fun atmosphere to the layout and gave it some color and dimension. Try this technique, it will give a lot of creative ideas! Einat

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