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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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Happy hump day! Is everyone ready for December? Our stockings are finally hung by the chimney with care and this one is filled with lots of goodies already! Isn't this Pink Ink Stamp Company Felt Stocking the sweetest?!! All of the fine details just amaze me and they really pop when gold heat embossed! (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). I stamped and gold heat embossed the stocking onto white pearl shimmering cardstock, then colored it with Copic markers R20-22-24, YG25-17, B21-23-24, E42-43, C0-1. Next, I hand trimmed the image. To create the background, I airbrushed Copic Y17 onto the center of an Inchie Arts 4-inch White Art Square. Then I gold heat embossed the adorable Heartfelt Holiday sentiment Time to get your sparkle on!! :) To finish this art piece, I adhered X-Press It's 6mm (1/4-inch) blue Glitter Deco Tape around the edges. I love all the pretty metallic sparkle this tape has, but yet it is thin (not bulky) and silky smooth . . . and the glitter doesn't rub or flake off! It is also repositionable, so if you make a mistake applying it, just lift... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at PaperFections
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Are you in full Christmas decorating mode like I have been the past few weeks? I always love getting out the ornaments and fondly remembering holidays past with each one of them! That was my inspiration for this card: (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). These beautiful Ornamental stamps and coordinating dies are from Taylored Expressions. I stamped and heat embossed them with a combination of two silver (left and right) and one gold embossed ornament (center). The ornaments were stamped onto pretty pearl shimmer cardstock, then colored with these Copic markers: Gold and Silver Atyou Spica Glitter pens were used to color each of the ornament caps and some of the stripes. The pretty Spica glitter is a nice compliment to the metallic embossing powders and give a wonderful sparkle. For the ornament "strings" I used some pretty new X-Press It Foil Deco Tapes (gold and silver) out of this 10-pack of beautiful colors (the unique reusable packaging allows the tape to be stored neatly on the card and is easily accessed from the top tab): The tapes are 1/4-inch (6mm) wide but I wanted thinner pieces to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at PaperFections
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Hello crafters -- I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Today, Black Friday officially marks the start of the Christmas season. So with all the hustling and bustling of the holiday season, I wanted to remind and wish you... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the CLASSroom
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Please join me today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom for a little Black Friday inspiration art, then hit Ellen's store to take advantage of these fabulous deals! EARLY BIRD SAVINGS: Shop early for best selection - the early bird does get the worm! For nine (9) hours beginning at 12:00am Friday, November 25th Pacific Standard Time, running through 9:00am PST, save 20% on every item currently in stock! At checkout please enter the following one time use coupon code to redeem your discount: early2016 ANNIVERSARY SAVINGS: If you are not an early bird, you can enjoy savings of 15% on all in stock items any time over the weekend - Friday, November 25th through Monday November 28th at midnight PST. You can use this code as many times as you like but we will not be able to combine orders. At checkout please enter the following coupon code to redeem your discount: anniv2016 CYBER MONDAY SAVINGS: Didn't finish your shopping? You have one more chance to get great deals on remaining inventory while shopping in your pj's. Enjoy savings of 20% on any remaining in stock items on Monday, November 28th beginning at 12:00am running through 11:59pm PST. At... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at PaperFections
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I know you don't want to hear this, but it's only 43 more days until Christmas! So to help get your holiday card making geared up, I have a pretty pastel easy-peasy Christmas card for you today, using stamps, dies, ink and cardstock all from Taylored Expressions: For all the details on how to create this, please join me over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom today. And don't forget, all Taylored Expressions products are 15% off at Ellen Hutson LLC until the end of tomorrow, Saturday, November 12. You can shop all TE products at Ellen Hutson HERE . . . Happy weekend! Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at PaperFections
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Happy Friday, Crafters . . . Sharon here with you today, to start off your weekend! With only 43 days left until Christmas, I have an easy Christmas card to share with you: (Click on any photo for a larger... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at the CLASSroom
Hi, Mary! Unfortunately, they arent in business any longer. Alternatively, I highly recommend a similar unit, theMarker NookbyStamp-N-Storage. They are the makers of my ink pad and refill storage units, and I highly recommend their quality sturdy handmade wood products. I hope that helps! Sharon Harnist
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Hello, Friends ... Today I'm joining up with Inchie Arts and Ellen Hutson for a fun week-long product feature! Inchie Arts has developed some new kits for making city and neighborhood scenes called Little Villages (so far, there are two kits!). The kits were designed for unlimited scenic possibilities! Here, I've created a snowy night-time Christmas village scene: (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). The kits are die cut matboard pieces made out of the same sturdy archival white matboard used for Inchie Arts' signature Art Squares. Today I used the Little Village 2 kit (there is also a Little Village 1 kit). Below are all of the Little Village 2 pieces punched out of the 3-1/2" x 5" matboard piece from which they are die cut (the pieces come still attached in the matboard rectangle, but punch out cleanly and easily): Both kits come with an ATC (2.5"x 3.5") Art Square base, but I decided to use a little larger white 4" Art Square to create this holiday home decor piece. Since this is a holiday piece, I wanted a lot of shimmer, so I dug out some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at PaperFections
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I had too much fun this week, making this 4" x 6' framed light up art piece using new Essentials by Ellen Leaping Deer die and Season to Sparkle stamp and die sets, along with Chibitronics Chibi Lights! Head over to Ellen Hutson's the Classroom for all the details! Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at PaperFections
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(Click on any photo for a larger view) Oh.My.Goodness. I have not had this much crafting fun in a while! A light up Rudolph holiday framed art piece? Yes, please! I just couldn't help but put a red light-up nose... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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Hello, Friends! Today I have a wintery framed Christmas art piece to share with you, using Pink Ink Stamp Company's beautiful Pair of Ice Skates image: (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). I started by stamping the image onto a white Inchie Arts 4-inch Art Square with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I colored the foliage with Copic YG61 and YG63. I used Copic’s NEW! Lavender Multiliners to color in the berries of the foliage. I like the fine point for coloring small spaces, and this Lavender color does not match any of Copic's blue-violet or violet marker colors, so the Multiliner gives you another color option in your BV and V color range! This new Lavender Multiliner is available in five different sizes: 0.03, 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5. Here, I used 0.3 (fine) and 0.5 (bold): I like having an assortment of Multiliners on hand to add pattern, doodles or to fill in lines of a stamped image that may not have stamped 100%. I also used a Sepia Multiliner to color the branches of the foliage (shown below), as well as the soles of the ice skates.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at PaperFections
Too stinkin' cute, Julie! You've inspired me to try these!
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2016 on Hello, Monday 10.24.2016 at the CLASSroom
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Hello, Friends -- Just a quick note today with this PSA! I’d like to invite you to sign up to receive Imagination International Inc’s newsletter, to stay up-to-date on all their latest product information, techniques, tutorials AND current Copic classes. Whenever a new class opens up in your area, you'll be informed, so you won't miss it! Click HERE to get started. After filling in your basic info (email address, name, etc.) you can click on the specific newsletters/information you’re interested in receiving ... It’s super easy! 2017 Copic class locations will be updated on the Imagination International Inc. website with NEW workshops and classes in November! Watch for all the class info HERE! Also, if you haven't been able to catch a Copic Standard Certification class near you, did you know it is now offered online? YES!! Click HERE for more details! Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at PaperFections
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Hello, and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today, AND I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set, so please be sure to check out the giveaway details below! My first card uses the FUN new Antlers die (by Julie Ebersole), along with the new Holiday Words dies and Light Parade stamps and dies, to create this inlaid die cut card: (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). This card came together quickly by just die cutting the Holiday Words from watercolor paper, silver metallic cardstock, and Bazzill Peppermint cardstock. After splattering my Zig Gold Wink of Stella onto the watercolor background, I simply replaced the PEACE and LOVE die cut words into the background and secured them on the back side of the background with X-Press It Foam Tape. The background was attached with the foam tape to a gold metallic cardstock base, allowing the gold cardstock to show through the JOY word window. The Antlers were intertwined with gold heat embossed and die cut Light Parade... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at PaperFections
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Happy Friday! Today I have this fun Fall card over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom. I hope you'll join me there to see how I made a new baby/shower stamp set into a fall themed beautiful background! Are the leaves in full color yet in your part of the country? Here in south Texas they are just starting to change color a little and starting to fall. Happy Autumn! Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at PaperFections
Brilliant use of the masking pen, Carly -- Gorgeous card!
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Happy Friday, Friends! Today I'm in a cooler Fall mood, so my papercrafting reaped the benefits! Here's the card I have for you today: Aren't these Mama Elephant New Family forest animals the cutest?!! This stamp set is geared towards... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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Hello Friends! Today I wanted to share a wonderful resource that often helps me with my colored image shading and contrast: Marianne Walker's Shadows and Shading book is great for beginners -- either papercrafters or general artists -- everyone who colors can learn something from it. This reference book helps you add shadows to give your images more dimension. The book does not teach you to draw, rather it helps you add shadows and shading to your artwork, for a more realistic look. It will help you understand different kinds of light sources and the difference between shading and cast shadows. The book teaches you how to properly color a variety of objects, from simple to complex, plus shadow color theory! It is not Copic-specific; rather, it is filled with principles that can be used by people who love Copic markers, or people who can't imagine coloring with anything other than their colored pencils, or people who wouldn't dream of using a medium other than watercolors. Seriously, it's good stuff for everyone! This wire-bound book comes with 4 guides printed on clear acetate to help you add shadows and shading properly on your own work. Simply place the overlay(s) on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at PaperFections
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Happy Friday, Everyone! Sharon here with you today, to share one last F-U-N We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool project with you this week! Oh, boy -- I had not tried this fabulous tool yet and now I am totally... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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Happy Friday, Friends! Summer is finally winding down here in south Texas and we've been a lot cooler (in the 70's, LOL!). So the cooler weather inspired a fun Fall project: A monthly divider dashboard for my planner! I hope you'll join me for all the details on how to create your own custom planner or scrapbook page with the Fuse tool over on Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom blog today! Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at PaperFections
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 Sep 27, 2016 on Hello, Monday 09.26.2016 at the CLASSroom
Beautiful, Julia!!
Great idea for the gesso stabilizing the snowflake, Carly – gorgeous card!