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Sharon Harnist
Wishing I was on a sunny sandy beach lying under a palm tree, listening to the surf and soaking up the sun!
Freelance designer in the papercrafting industry: http://www.paperfections.com/paperfections/papercrafting-resume.html
Interests: Rubberstamping, photography, scrapbooking, papercrafting, family activities, movies & tropical vacations.
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What a great use for the Fuse, Heather -- such a fun & functional project!
Fabulous spin on Julie's shaker, Lisa -- I love it used on a card front! And your itty bitty pocket full of hearts is adorable!
More FABULOUS Fuse projects from you, Julie ... {LOVE}!!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Hello, Monday 09.26.2016 at the CLASSroom
Beautiful, Julia!!
Great idea for the gesso stabilizing the snowflake, Carly – gorgeous card!
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Happy Friday, friends! Today I have a bold and bright watercolor background to share with you over on Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom blog. I hope you'll join me there for all the details! It's homecoming weekend here already, so we're ready for high school Friday night football! What will you be doing? Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at PaperFections
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Hello papercrafting friends! Sharon with you today in the CLASSroom -- Happy Friday! Today I wanted to share a bold watercolor rose background, to show you that watercolor doesn't always have to be soft and serene . . . it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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Hello and happy Thursday! I wanted to pass along this fabulous tidbit of info to all of my stamping friends . . . 20% off ALL Stamps at Ellen Hutson LLC!! So don't miss out on those stamp sets you may have had an eye on . . . Get them before they are gone, because this savings applies only to currently in-stock items and only through this Saturday, Sept 17 at midnight Pacific! Click the coupon above or HERE to shop the entire Stamp Category! Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at PaperFections
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Imagination International, Inc. is inviting you to beta test Studii!o, a new app for managing your collection of markers and connecting with artists! Simply answer a few quick questions (it will only take one minute!), to be one of the first users. Start HERE or click the graphic above. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at PaperFections
Thanks so much, Celeste – it was really fun to make!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2016 on Thanks in my Heart at PaperFections
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Thank you, Linda – pretty simple, isn't it? 😊
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2016 on Thanks in my Heart at PaperFections
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Happy Friday, friends! Today I have another fun-to-create beautiful background card to share with you, using some fabulous new stamps and dies from Concord & 9th: (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). To create this background, I used my favorite new'ish toy, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I've had the small 12-set of these professional watercolors for a while ... I wanted to test them out to see how I liked them. Well, to say I loved them is a huge understatement, so this sweet 36-set showed up at my door this week! I've also been enjoying creating stamped watercolor a lot lately, so I thought I would see if it could be done with these watercolors. Test results are in . . . it works great! Using a waterbrush, I used only a small amount of water to pick up some color from the dark pink color "cake" in the palette. Then I painted it onto the heart from Concord & 9th's Give Thanks stamp set, and stamped onto watercolor paper. If you are not pleased with the results, just add a little more water to the stamped... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at PaperFections
Hi, Diana! No, I have not. Do you mean maybe on handmade papers that are flimsier than cardstock? I bet it would work very well, as long as you can saturate the fibers with the TM and not have it fall apart -- ?
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2016 on Mondo Terial Magic Magnolia! at PaperFections
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Hello, happy Friday, and happy September to you all! I'm helping Concord & 9th celebrate their first birthday in the stamping world, today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom! I hope you'll join me there for all the details on how to create this easy watercolored thank you card, with gold heat embossed accents! I hope you will be enjoying a nice and relaxing holiday weekend! Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at PaperFections
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Hello everyone -- Sharon back with you again today in the CLASSroom. Happy September! I hope you've enjoyed helping us celebrate Concord & 9th's 1st birthday this week here in the CLASSroom! They immediately caught my eye when they came... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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Hello, everyone -- Today I am sharing with you a fun product I recently tried, Terial Magic, now available from Imagination International. (Click on any photo for a larger view. All bold products are linked below in the supply section). Terial Magic is a liquid fabric stabilizer that turns fabric into a fray-free, paper-like material which can be manipulated in ways that were previously unavailable. This obviously makes it perfect for anyone who sews or quilts, but it is also great for papercrafters! Once fabric is treated, you can stamp on it, die-cut it, run it through your digital die cutting machine, even PRINT digital images onto it using your personal printer -- and I can't wait to share a product I created doing that! It’s amazing for creating fabric flowers, bows and so much more. I can't wait to share more projects I made with it in the future! Here are the easy-to-use directions: Here's how I amended those directions: Step 1: I laid the fabric into my clean sink and sprayed it in there (larger protected area to use it in, and one less bowl to clean!) Step 2: I laid the fabric onto my self-healing cutting mat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at PaperFections
Tracy, the photos are back in place now. Thanks for pointing it out! Happy coloring! Sharon Harnist www.PaperFections.com Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2016 on Copic Flower Shading Tutorial at PaperFections
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Hello and welcome ... Today I have a fun background technique to share with you, adding to my Beautiful Background series! To create this easy bubble background, I used an Aristo Circle Template and Aristo Finelead Studio 0.5 mechanical pencil to lightly trace overlapping circles onto a 4.25" x 5.50" X-Press It Blending Card panel. This template features 45 different circles, ranging from 1 to 36mm and is transparent so it's easy to see through and plan out circle placement. And while linking this, I just noticed that ALL Aristo products are currently 50% off in the Aristo Store at the Imagination International website! Next, I used the Aristo Click Eraser to erase any overlapping lines I didn't want. This eraser's ergonomic shape features push-button technology to advance the refillable eraser. It is the nice soft and non-abrasive white eraser which is less likely to smear surrounding areas or damage your paper. I like how small this eraser is, allowing it to be very precise and work easily in tight spaces. Then I used some of my favorite color combos of Copic Sketch markers pictured above to color and shade the circles. Once colored, I used the Click Eraser again... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at PaperFections
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Happy Monday to you, friends! Did you know Taylored Expressions is celebrating its 8th birthday this month with some fun party favors for YOU! These include everything from the exclusive WISH BIG stamp & die combo set I’ve used today, to patterned paper packs, ink, and more! GIVEAWAY ALERT! Visit the TE Blog to see all their special offers and for your chance to win a fun prize! I was so very honored to be a part of the first Baker's Dozen Design Team when Taylor started the company 8 years ago (remember Cuppie?!!), and just as honored to be asked to help them celebrate their birthday this month! Here's a peek at the adorable Wish Big stamp set, which you can receive FREE with your purchase over $50 this month! (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section) This set is SO MUCH fun! I used every stamp and DIE in this exclusive set, except for the two balloon strings -- I used different colors of embroidery thread in their place. Here's how this card came together: I used a variety of rainbow colored Distress Inks to ink up the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at PaperFections
Thank you, Celeste -- they were tons of fun to make!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2016 on Lavender Felt Sachets at PaperFections
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Hello, friends! I'm back today with another beachy pineappley project for you! Can you tell I slightly LOVE just about anything tropical and beachy?!! I'm desperately trying to hold on to the last bit of Summer (before school starts next week), by scrapping one of my favorite photos from our vacation a few short weeks ago (I am SO ready to go back)! I hope you'll join me today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom for all the details on how I created this page. As promised, I've included detailed photo instructions on how to create the stamped watercolor pineapple I used here and on my pina colada card in the post below this one. I look forward to seeing you there! Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at PaperFections
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Happy Friday, everyone -- Sharon here with you today! I hope you all have enjoyed seeing all of the "last of summer" inspiration this week on our blog hop and here in the CLASSroom, using some of the FANTASTIC new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at the CLASSroom
Love your pretty blue Stay Salty card, Kittie, and you've really shown how versatile the Bear Ware set is, even without Bear! Wonderful cards!
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Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop . . . I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies in my post today! First up, I'm using the awesome Stay Golden stamp set and coordinating Stay Golden dies (All bold products are linked below in the supply section): (Click on the photos below to shop these products!): To create this card: (Click on any photo for a larger view) I absolutely adore pineapples and this set has some FABULOUS coordinating sentiments ... I couldn't pass up this pina colada one (since it's one of my favorite tropical drinks)! The pineapple stamps are offered in a 2-step type stamp for the largest pineapple (with separate greenery top), and two smaller one-piece solid pineapple stamps! You can either use the large pineapple two stamps together, or maybe just the criss-cross outline, if you want the option to hand color it with markers or pencils = great versatility! To create the large pineapple "cup" I used #52 Bright Yellow Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker on the solid pineapple, lightly spritzed it with water, then stamped it onto watercolor paper. Once the base was dry,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at PaperFections
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Stunning technique, Julia-- absolutely gorgeous effect and tag!