It's time again for another awesome Control Freaks Blog hop! This month it's a free for all; which means anything goes! I'm sure you'll see tons of projects featuring our awesome new catalog.
You may have just arrived here or maybe you've come from my friend Dawn Olchefske's blog. I have no doubt you liked her projects; I'm a big fan of her style myself! Be sure to click on the icon at the end of each blog post to see all 14 stops!
First I want to share a fun and artsy technique I did using the Artistically Asian stamp set. Since I love the Asian style it was one of my top picks in the new catalog.
For the background here I used the Colored Clear Block technique where you color your clear block with markers and spritz water on it before stamping. It's a really fun technique that gives you different results each time! I used these markers; Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and Dapper Denim. I have a video coming out soon on this card.
Next is a beautiful box I made using the Detailed Floral Thinlit dies:
I found the idea on Pinterest from Barbara Johnson. I changed it by adding a unique handle using the edgelit die included in the thinlits. I'll be posting a tutorial next week on this project.
Besides holding A2 sized cards it can also be used as a gift basket. Here I transformed it into a spa gift basket!
You might also notice I added vellum to the inside of the box. It's another way to change it up! Stop back in for the tutorial.
Next is one of the cards we made at my July Card Clubs; it's a spinner card!
I chose to use the new Sliding Star Framelits to make this fun card. The stamp sets are Shooting Star and Endless Birthday Wishes. The shooting star die-cut spins on a stack of pennies and dimensionals. It's one of those fun, interactive cards that are irresistible!
I love the bright color combination of our new Dapper Denim with Turquoise and Crushed Curry! This card is perfect for any birthday boy or girl, a graduation and it would be great for a baby card too.
I have a video coming out next week showing you how I made it along with some great tips on making these fun spinner cards.
And now you're off to see what our talented Lisa has to share with you. Keep on hoppin'!