Monday, November 30, 2009

Pop Star Instructions

Here is how I did my stars:

Carefully cut your pop cans so you can get as large a flat piece as possible. Be careful as edges can be sharp.

Cut the pieces using your Sizzix 5 point star die in your die cut machine of choice. I got two pieces from each can.

Run the pieces through again embossing with the Cuttlebug folders.

Color the pieces with alcohol ink and allow to dry or heat set.

Score the folding lines on the top of the pieces. Usually you do this on the back side but with the aluminum this won't work as well.

Assemble the stars. I found that using a small stapler very near the score lines worked pretty well.

Punch a hole to hang or tape a loop to the back.

How fun was that?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pop Stars

Have you ever felt that you could create a pop star? Well, I have no doubt that you can. I mean if I can do it you can too. Now I am not talking about the next American Idol, oh no, far cooler than that. Do people still say cool?

Anyway, using a Sizzix Bigz 5 point star die, a few Cuttlebug folders, some Adirondack inks by Ranger Industries, your trusty small stapler and a little patience you can have one too.

Oh yes, you need aluminum pop cans. ;-)

They are about 8 1/4" inch tall.

Until next time...
Cindy cade

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Seasons of Life part 3 of 3


I have tried to get decent pictures but to no avail. I will have to make do with these. This just goes to show it isn't the cost of the camera it's the operator. (Blush)

I took 2 full size pieces of cover weight cardstock and used the largest scalloped rectangle die to cut the windows of my luminary. I then taped in the stamped images and backed with white cardstock so the inside is finished as well. I only had to tape two sides as I folded the two sheets in half.


I am very pleased with the results.
These stamps by Stamps Happen are simply gorgeous!

Seasons of Life part 2 of 3

Last time I showed you the images all stamped, embossed and colored. The next step is complete. I have added faux flowers. The scans don't show the dimension well but they are beautiful! You can find directions to make the faux flower soft on this video by Holly Young. I added from one to 4 drops per baggie of regular die reinkers (Ranger and Marvy).

One more step to finish my project!

Winter with snow:

Spring with cherry blossoms:

Summer with flowers and leaves:

Autumn with colorful foliage:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Seasons of Life

I have been playing, joyfully!
I was so blessed to get my hands on these beautiful, collector quality, Stamps Happen stamps from Janlynn Corporation.

Today I stamped and embossed them on vellum.
I then colored them with markers, inks and Galaxy Markers.

What will I do with them next? Stay tuned!
Please note that these scans simply do not do the images justice.
They totally pop!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Rubber Road Adventures Newletter

I found out something wonderful for all of you super busy yet in the know artists; The RRA Blog! Just scroll down in the right column to subscribe to your choice of readers, etc.

For those of you who can be more involved do join RRA where you will find tons of inspiration, diverse artsy groups, as well as a community of like minded souls!

New projects are added constantly and it is a fabulous place for you to showcase your art as well.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

2 New tutes (Sneak Peek)

Rubbing plates, oil pencils, stamps, fabric, gift giving, bright apparel, fun. So what could all these things have in common?

You will have to see for your self. :-)

Tutorial 1

I am removing the second tutorial. There were problems with the inks. I will be redoing the project and updating. So stay tuned.

My suggestion: Do not use Rangers Adirondack Color Wash inks for wearable fabrics. This is the second time I have done this (though I used natural fibers this time and thought that made it safe) and had the ink bleed.

Cindy Cade

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Give God Thanks Wall Banner

Last October I did a Sizzix wall banner. I have another to share with you today. I apologize that my scanner cannot fit the entire width. My old graphic programs (which include things like stitching) will not work with my new Vista computer. :-( But you will get the idea.

For instructions just go back to my Dare to Dream banner.

And to see lots of fun new art (yes I will have some up soon as well) go to:

Great Candy!

All the Things I Love is having a fabulous candy prize. Don't miss your chance. :-)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

News, I am coming out of retirement....

Life has been chaotic as usual. Hey, at least I know I am alive!

I have joined Rubber Road Adventures ezine and will be creating new projects and tutorials along with many other creative artists! If you have not checked them out yet, do! I know you will be energized!

To quote Lizabeth:

"Did you know that we published about 60 Art Tutorials in May for the Spring Edition? Did you know that we have published about 80 Art Tutorials in June for the Summer Edition? That's an incredible record of about 140 Art Tutorials in just 6 weeks here on our new Network!!!The Elite Design Professionals, the Rubber Roadies, are dedicated to our readers, Valued Vendors, and the industry. Come mingle with us; ask any questions, share your thoughts with us, take a look at our art projects, and share your artwork, too! We are here for YOU! It's time for you to take the plunge and come over: "

This is not only an ezine, btw, it is a fun network with tons of tutorials, special interest groups, chat features (hmm does this mean I will be doing live classes again soon? Maybe) and so much more!

So, look for me in the August issue. Now I am off to give two of my latest ideas life! They keep kicking at me begging to come out and play. :-)

Cindy Cade