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Coloring flowers and leaves seems intimidating to many people. Remember, it's only paper and ink! What's the worst thing that can happen? You toss your colored piece in the recycle bin and start over?!??! Coloring flowers and leaves really starts with using the basic blending and shading skills you've probably already acquired. One very good suggestion is to look at a photograph of a real flowers and leaves before starting. It will help you realize how the flowers and leaves look in nature and help you determine how to shade. Here are other tips that I hope are helpful: Tips... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Scrapper's Edge
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Want to add depth, shading and detail to your Copic-colored creations? Use colored pencils! Tips: Always color with your Copics FIRST. Otherwise you will ruin the tips of your markers. Let Copic layer dry before adding pencil. Color with pencil where you want to add color. Blend with Tombow Blending pen or Blending Stump and Gamsol. If using Tombow Blending pen, wipe off tip on paper to clean before blending another pencil color. If using Blending Stumps, use one stump for each color family OR gently sand stump between colors. To add color and shading with pencils: Apply pencil color... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Scrapper's Edge
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Tips for mixing and matching patterned papers: Use patterned papers from one coordinating line, like the Simple Stories “Life Documented” line featured above. This ensures that all the colors will work well together. Mix different size patterns together, such as one large patterned and two or more smaller patterns. Try to use at least one of the same papers on each page of a two-page layout. This helps tie the pages together and look more cohesive. Include a similar element on both pages of a two-page layout to strengthen the cohesiveness. Examples of this in the two-page layout shown above... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Scrapper's Edge
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I LOVE coloring with Copic markers and want to share some of the information from the class I taught last night regarding shadows and highlights. OVERVIEW: We see objects because of light. The placement of highlights and shadows show where the light is coming from and how it is interacting with the object(s). Shading: Blending lighter and darker tones and values into each other. Highlight: The lightest area on an image/object. This is where the light hits first and its where the light is the strongest. Highlights are generally created by using the tint (lighter version) of the color. Shadow:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
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By forming your own little assembly line, you can make more cards in less time. I'll explain how using these cards that feature the Taylored Expressions' "Beauty Lies Within" die sets as an example: Gather your supplies: Cuttlebug & plates (or other diecutting system) Taylored Expressions “Beauty Lies Within” die sets 2½” scallop circle punch Corner Rounder Onyx Liquid Pearls by Ranger White Ribbon or Seam Binding Tape Various Embossing Folders Misc. Cardstock (for the cards shown above, I used 3 pieces of Desert Storm 8.5"x11", 2 pieces of white 8.5"x11", 3 pieces of black 8.5"x11", 1 piece each of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
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Here at "The Edge" we're busy getting ready for next week and our HUGE 11th Anniversary Sale & Celebration. Here are some of the highlights: 20% OFF Merchandise in EVERY DEPARTMENT 5¢ Black Copies 29¢ Color Copies $5 11th Anniversary Totes (if you buy one next week you'll receive a FREE GIFT) Prize Drawings We hope you can celebrate with us! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
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Are you looking for something to do while expanding your creativity? Our store, Scrappers Edge introduces the talents of internationally-known Jennifer Dove, Copic Certified Designer, Fine Arts Educator for Copic International and creative color artist. Jennifer has taught retreats and classes all over the United States and is coming to Eureka to teach a couple of classes. Jennifer Dove can be seen online teaching through Annie's Publishers, and has her work published in some of the more popular Copic Instruction Books such as Copic Coloring Guide 2, 3 and 4. Jennifer currently designs for a handful of popular companies within... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
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It's always great to have a handmade card ready to go when you need it. So, sometimes it's good to build that stash of cards quick and easily. Here's an idea to make several cards that feature colorful doilies and die cut leaves. Featured Products: Doodlebug Doilies Leaf Die (Tim Holtz “Greens”) Circle Punch or Die Bakers Twine Seam Binding Tape or ribbon White Paper Flowers Rhinestones Sentiment Stamps & Ink Pads Cardstock & Various Patterned Papers Directions: Fold card base in half. Adhere doily to center of card. Tie white ribbon (seam binding tape) around card and tie in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
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With Easter right around the corner and kids home, it's a great time to reuse your toilet paper rolls and make cute bunnies, like the one pictured here. What you need: Toilet paper roll Patterned Paper for Bunny Body: 6”x3¾” Green Cardstock for Grass: 6”x1” and 6”x1½” Black Cardstock for Whiskers: 2” strips (6) Pink Cardstock for Nose: 1” circle Yellow Cardstock for Ears: Oval punched (2) White Cardstock for Ears: Scalloped oval punched (2) Black Pen for Mouth Liquid Glue Scissors Googly Eyes Steps: Cut and punch paper as described above. Glue patterned paper to toilet paper roll. Cut... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Scrapper's Edge
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We're so excited to launch our new Mobile App. You can download it by following this link: http://scrappersedge.mobapp.at When you follow the above link it will take you to a page that looks like this: After downloading this to your mobile device, you'll be able to stay connected to Scrapper's Edge through various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), to watch our YouTube videos, to easily contact us and to save using special coupons. More features will be developed soon. And, don't worry. We're not abandoning the regular monthly mailed newsletter or our weekly email announcements. No matter how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Scrapper's Edge
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The class we had in April that featured these cards was a huge hit! Since then, alot of customers have asked for the details on how to make these cards. These are the products that were used: □ Cuttlebug Machine □ Various Embossing Folders (Provo Swiss Dots, Provo Seeing Spots & Sizzix Roses) □ Spellbinders Dies (Asters & Poppies Set) □ Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet □ Distress Ink Pad: Barn Door (red) □ Ranger Ink Applicator / Foam □ Ranger Archival Ink Pad: Black □ EK Success Label Punch (Real Estate Sign) □ Inkadinkado Stamp (Old Letter Writing) □ Various... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Scrapper's Edge
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Christmas is right around the corner! Wow, it snuck up on us this year, huh?!?!? If you need to make cards, you don't have to spend hours and hours. Find great paper and embellishments that can do most of the impressive work for you, like this Anna Griffin "Winter Wonderland" line: Here are examples of easy cards I created using the papers and large dimensional stickers: The stamp used in the samples is Hero Arts' "Miracle of the Holidays" set. Other items used include border punches, doilies, and sparkle hemp cord from Lawn Fawn. Some of the solid cardstock pieces... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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Corrugated paper is great to use to add dimension to cards, scrapbook pages and other projects. You can cut or tear it easily. However, I like to either punch it or diecut it! These are cards created featuring leaves diecut from the Tim Holtz "Movers & Shapers" magnetic leaf die set that I cut out using the Cuttlebug: When using Tim Holtz "Movers & Shapers" dies with a Cuttlebug, you'll need the Tim Holtz Base Tray. It's really easy. Just place the magnetic dies onto the base tray, put the corrugated paper on top of the dies, and put a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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Have you made Christmas cards yet? In a workshop we hosted last night, we made the cards shown here. It's a fun card that can utilize some of the patterned paper scraps that you have! Dimensions: Red card base: 8½”x5½” Dark Brown cardstock: 5¼”x4” Brown Paper Bag cardstock: 5”x3¾” White cardstock: 5”x1½” Instructions: Dry emboss Brown Paper Bag cardstock with snowflake embossing folder using the Cuttlebug. Run the Versamark Dazzle pad over the raised snowflake pattern on the Kraft cardstock to add shimmer. (This step is optional.) Border punch one long edge of the White cardstock. Stamp Sentiment. (Ho! Ho!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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Last night we offered a scrapbooking class which featured accents created with paper, including paper pleated borders. While pleating paper can be a bit time-comsuming, the results are impressive! Check out this page: THE BACKGROUND: Blue Cardstock: Cut 9.5”x9” and border punch left side. Ink edges with brown ink. Adhere to White Boardwalk patterned paper. Burgandy Cardstock: Cut to 8”x8”. Ink edges with brown ink. Adhere to blue cardstock. THE FAUX RIBBON (PLEATED PAPER): Cut three 12”x½” strips from 4 different patterned papers. (You will need 2½ strips for each side.) Using a pencil, turn strip you’re going to pleat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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Coloring images with Copic markers is fun but there is SO much more you can do with your Copics! Check out this background created with Copics: This background technique is so fun and easy! It's created on a piece of white vellum. Using brush tip of Copic Markers, brush each color across vellum overlapping slightly. (In sample, used B24, G07, Y15, YR04 & R29.) (Use horizontal strokes.) Pour small amount of Copic Blending Solution in palette. Dip paint brush in blending solution and brush over vellum to blend colors. (Use horizontal strokes.) Let dry. Heat emboss desired stamp over vellum... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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I love the new "Wishes & Dreams" brads and floral embellishments from Prima. However, the paper didn't exactly match the page I had in mind. So, I decided to create my own background paper using the brads and flowers as inspiration. I love the resulting page: The supplies I used included: Distress Ink Pads (Dusty Concord & Peacock Feathers) Ranger Ink Applicator & Foam White 12"x12" smooth cardstock Prima "Wishes & Dreams" Flowers & Brads Non-Stick Craft Sheet Paper Punches (circle punches & EK border punch) Ranger Dylusions Sprays (Fresh Lime & Crushed Grape) 12"x12" Cardstock (white, black, purple, green)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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I am SO glad that Tim Holtz and Ranger devloped the Distress Paint dabbers! These paints are very fluid acrylic paints that can be used on multiple surfaces. Tim and Ranger developed these special paints to be reactive with water just like Distress Inks and Distress Stains—perfect to accomplish a wide variety of creative techniques. Here's one of my favorite methods for creating backgrounds on tags, cards, etc. using the Distress Paints: Dab a few colors of paint dabbers directly onto craft sheet. Spritz paint with water. Run tag (or cardstock) through paints. Turn over and let dry. Stamp image... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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Do you ever see scrapbook page sketches in magazines, books, blogs and websites and don't know how to use them?!??! They're actually a terrific tool. If you ever feel like your pages look too much alike or if you just want to try different layout ideas, try using sketches! Page Sketches: Page sketches are layout designs showing the possible placement of papers, pictures, journaling areas, titles, embellishments and other page elements. Use them to inspire you and provide new ideas. Where to find Page Sketches: Books, magazines, websites. One of our favorite places is www.PageMaps.com. You can also sketch your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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The first thing to keep in mind when coloring hair is that hair is not all one color; it has multiple tones and highlights. Here's a sample of hair I colored, featuring La-La Land's Beret Marci stamp: These are the steps I use for curly hair like this: Start with lightest color and color along the curls. It’s okay to leave small areas of white, which will appear as highlights. Add middle color along curls. Add darkest color along curls. Blend with lightest color. Here's the entire image: Tips for hat: (Start by selecting 3 colors.) Start with lightest color... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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Since they're SO easy and fun to create, I just have to share! Here's the samples: Here's the tempalte for the Pocket. As you can see from the picture above, tags look great inserted into the pocket. Here's information on how to create the flip pages. It's so, so simple. All you need is 3 pieces of 8.5"x11" cardstock. This is how I decorated the inside pages: Not only will this work to add flip pages to your SMASH journal, art journal or scrapbook. But you can turn it horzontally and use it as a little book! The possibilities are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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I love Liquid Pearls -- one of the many amazing products from Ranger Ink! And, I love finding multiple uses for one product! Liquid Pearls are little bottles of pearlescent paint that most people use to make pearl-like accents on paper craft projects. The bottle's tip makes it easy to squeeze out just enough for small dots of dimensional shimmery goodness! Liquid Pearls are not just for paper crafting, however. They are great for fabric applications such as wearable art, quilting and home décor projects. One of my favorite ways to use them is to mix them with water and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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Why buy patterned paper and embellishments when you have Ranger's Dylusions Sprays? You can create amazing one-of-a-kind pages that will impress your family and friends for years to come! Here's an example from this week's "Extreme Scrapbooking" class: If you missed this fun class, here's the basic information you need to create your own page using Dylusions Sprays: Products Needed: Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet Ranger Dylusion Sprays Rubber stamps (used Dylusions stamps and Bo Bunny stamps in sample) White 12”x12” Smooth Cardstock (heavier 80# works great!) Black Cardstock Paper Towels For Background Page: 1. Place white cardstock on non-stick craft... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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Ranger's Watermark Resist Ink pad is a versatile stamp pad. You can use it to create the look of a watermark on colored papers and as a resist to inks on glossy cardstock. It is also a great embossing ink. I wondered how it would work with glossy cardstock and Ranger alcohol ink. And, it works great! Check it out: To do this, you'll need: Glossy Cardstock Ranger Alcohol inks & ink applicator/felt Ranger Blending Solution Ranger Watermark Resist ink pad Rubber stamp These are the basic steps: Cut your glossy cardstock to the desired size. Ink up your rubber... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge
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doo·dle Doodling. Almost everyone does it - especially when in meetings, in classes or on the phone. The fact that we can doodle while carrying on a conversation shows that most doodles don’t require much thinking. Most doodling can be accomplished in two easy steps: Doodling & Noodling. Doodling: This step doesn’t require thinking! Don’t think. Suspend Judgment. Just use your pencil or pen and get something down on paper. It doesn’t matter how simple or incomplete it is. Be free, loose & spontaneous! Noodling: This is where the thinking starts! This is where you use your noodle and tinker... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at Scrapper's Edge