Susan K. Weckesser and Unity Stamps Blog Hop!

Hello friends, we are so very excited you are joining us for our first ever Susan K Weckesser Design Team Blog Hop with Unity Stamp Design Team! During this 2-day hop, both Susan K. Weckesser and Unity Stamps Design Teams will be sharing Simple Christmas and holiday Card Ideas using Unity Stamps designed by Susan K Weckesser Inc.You will be inspired and in awe of all the fabulous creations shared by members of these two talented design teams. So, what did I create? I created a holiday card suitable for Christmas as well as for Hanukkah (since as a Jew I only celebrate the latter…). Here’s how I did it: 1. Start by stamping and embossing a background paper and then mist it with Glimmer mist. 2. Stamp Susan K. Weckesser house stamp, my favorite stamp!, on paper and cut it out. 3. Add bricks with a mask and distress ink. 4. Created the snow on the roof with Mica …

Inspiration Card – Birds

I love birds, they are the symbol of freedom, happiness and joy. The last few weeks made me think about the little things in life. I guess when you are “locked” in your house because rockets are falling outside, you come to appreciate life. I wanted to remind my self that the skies can be filled with other things, beautiful cheerful things…so I made a few bird cards. Have fun Creating! Einat

BOO! frame

It’s always an honor to be featured in Prima’s blog, but this month it was something special…it happened twice! Here’s another project of mine that was on the blog, the Boo! frame. This is a frame I created with a photo of my son’s costume which was not only scary and great but was one of my favorite costumes over the years. Had to honor it with a special project… I started by covering the wooden frame with torn inked paper.I added a little mist and paint to it to enhance the colors and the background. I cut my son’s image from the photo and added it to the frame as my focal point. I created a spider’s web from black twine by cutting pieces of twine and adhering them in a web shape. I also added a chandelier and flowers.   Now I just need to add the photo to the frame!   Have fun creating!Einat

Day Dreaming

Another one of my layouts is spotlighted in the Prima blog. This is one of my favorite photos of my son and it really came out beautifully in the layout. I used a small version of the photo on purpose so I can create a large white space on the layout. That white space gives the feeling of a small boy with big dreams. It’s almost as if the dreams are actually floating around him.   I also used masking, inking Glimmer mist and Glimmer glam to create a more rich background for the layout.   Have fun creating!Einat

101 Flower Tutorial #19: a Rose

Have you started your preparations for the December holidays? Here’s a great, easy and fun tutorial guaranteed to teach you how to make beautiful paper roses. It’s also a great way to maximize your supplies because you only need a small piece of cardstock! You’ll need a 6 petals flower punch (I used Marvy Uchida) and double sided cardstock. 1. Punch 3 flowers.2. Flower 1: make a cut from the edge between two petals to the center.    Flower 2: cut out one petal.    Flower 3: cut out two petals. 3. Take the cut out petal and roll it tightly. Adhere to secure and cut the bottom edge.   4. Take the two petals cut out and roll as well but more loosely. Adhere to secure.   5. Close the 4 petal flower (the one you cut two petals from) by adhering its petals. Repeat with the other two flowers. 6. Assemble the flower by adhering all the pieces together. Start from …

Home is where the Heart is Farme

Hi dear friends! I’m really happy to share my first project with the Susan K. Weckesser DT, a frame I created from Susan’s beautiful papers.  When I saw the adorable house on the Live, Love, Create paper it was as if the paper talked to me and I knew immediately what I’m going to create. The colorful house filled me with warm homey feelings and inspired me to transfer these feelings to the wall!   I liked Susan’s papers so much I decided to challenge myself to create the frame from the papers only! I covered two sizes of chipboard frames with paper and created a cluster. I embellished it with all kinds of elements I cut from other Susan’s papers and created some of the elements my self. I also used Susan’s Unity stamps to add more textures and patterns.       Now all that is left is to add beautiful family photos and hang it on the wall! …

Technique Corner – White Space

Some people get really uncomfortable when they hear the term white space.Well, there’s nothing to it! White space is just another name for empty or almost empty space on you layout. In order to create a balanced layout some of the page must be empty or almost empty or else we’ll get really dizzy with all the details. This is a layout I created to show that white space is not that scary! As you can see on the layout most of the center is empty, there is nothing on the paper. Some parts of the paper only have interesting background that I made with masks but not a lot more. Even the photos are extremely small and don’t take a lot of space.   Here are some tips to create white space: 1. Don’t be afraid to leave parts of your layout with no photos or embellishments.2. Make sure to create a balance between the full parts and the empty …

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Einat Kessler


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