Pressed Fragments and Bits images

Hi, today I´d like to share with you a simple and easy way to use the cute Fragments and Bits stencils. All you need is a few pieces of watercolour paper, some spray inks and a selection of Fragments and/or Bits and a Big Shot (or a similar tool).

First place a Fragments or Bits stencil into a cardboard box and apply some spray ink over it. I used various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colours for this purpose and they worked really well!

Next carefully lift the stencil from the box and place it onto a Big Shot plate, then place a piece of watercolour paper over the stencil and make your plate sandwich and roll the whole thing thru the machine. SONY DSC

This is what the finished result will look like. Now you can use this image on a card or on another project of your choise.
These are the stencils (above) I used for my four cards and this is how the finished pressed images look like.
And here are the finished cards:
SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCI have used only a little additional decoration on the cards, as they did not need much in my opinion. I really like to use these small stencils this way. If you change the media for example to markers or acrylic paint, you will again end up with a totally different kind of look. Hope you get inspired to try this idea out! Have fun!!

xoxo, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Rubber Band Fragments – The Crafter´s Workshop
All My Heart Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Butterfly Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Script Star Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Watercolour paper – art supply store
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (spring violet, marmalade, turquoise blue, starfish)
Flowers – Prima Marketing
Wood veneer – Studio Calico
Stamps – Viva Las Vegasstamps!
Stamp ink – Ranger Industries (jet black)
Pens – Staedtler, Faber-Castell
Cardstock – Bazzill (kraft)

Cards with metal dies

Hello, Sanna here today. I like to create cards in advance for different occations. I keep them in a box at home and that is my go-to place when in need of a card for a special occation.

I really like the Metal Dies as they the perfect size for cards. Here are four different cards I created with the dies.

Life is good - Sanna LippertSONY DSCFor this card I first created a misted multitoned background, then stamped some stars with a black ink over the misted paper and finally added the “Solace” die cut pattern over it all. The sun in the middle was exactly the right size so I made it a centerpiece of the card. Then I just added the sentiment.

Happy Birthday - Sanna LippertSanna Lippert - Happy birthdayThis card is made using the same ideas and techniques, I just changed the colours and left the die cutted white paper uncolored. I used the “Dots” metal die for this card. Next I just added a bold sentiment in the middle of the card and some small embellishments for additional detail.

Sanna Lippert - celebrateSanna Lippert - CelebrateFor the third card I cut the white cardstock in two half and replaced the lower part with a misted and stamped paper. The upper part is cut using the “Circle Dots” metal die. Some ribbon and a small enamel heart are the only extra decorational elements on this one.

Sanna Lippert - beautiful daySanna LIppert - beautiful dayOn my last card I used the “Circles” metal die and colored the white paper with Distress Inks light blue. Then I made yet another background pattern with spray inks and stamps and glued the two pieces together. Next I chose matching glitter glue colours and covered the circles with glitter glue. When the glue was all dry I added a sentiment banner and tucked a little blue flower behind it.

I hope you get inspired to create some layered, die cut cards yourself! Have fun!!!

The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Cardstock: American Crafts (white), Bazzill Basics (kraft)
Metal Dies: The Crafter´s Workshop – Solace, Circle Dots, Dots and Circles.
Spray inks: Tattered Angels and Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Stamps: Viva Las Vegasstamps, Studio AE by Technique Tuesday
Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries – Stickles
Stamp ink: Ranger Industries – Archival Ink, Jet black & StazOn, St. Valentine
Enamel Dots: My Mind´s Eye
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Flower: Prima Marketing
Ribbon: Webster´s Pages & Maya Road
Pen: Staedtler
Glue: Aleene´s Tacky Glue

Kids Craft on a Budget

You have one The Crafters Workshop Stencil
Ronda Palazzari Designs 12 x 12 ~ Texturized,
no other “scrappy supplies”, $25 and
a project to create. WHAT do you do?

With no LSS to shop at,
and no other “crafty store” I headed to Walmart,
Looking for supplies for a “KIDS CRAFT” .

This is what I came home with.

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

I began by removing sheets of Kraft paper
from a 8.5.x 11 paper pad.
Using 4 different acrylic paints, a spouncer,
and my Ronda Palazzari Designs 12 x 12 ~ Texturized
template, I let the fun begin.

il_570xN.569209479_dl26I LOVE this template, there are 8 different images
to choose from which is AWESOME!

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

I applied the acrylic paint through the
template choosing a different image for each color.

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

When the paint had dried, I measured out the cards
(Doesn’t every girl have a tape measure on their key chain!)
6.75” x 9.5”, cut to size and folded in half.

NOTE: I make my cards slightly smaller than the standard greeting card
so they fit easily into the envelop, because I don’t know
how to make flat cards!

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

I created a flower patterns and cut out burlap flowers.
I then created 2 different size leaves patterns
which I cut from a piece of patterned paper.
I then cut 3.5” circles from additional
sheets of patterned paper, which I in turn cut into a spiral,
keeping the spiral thin so the flowers wouldn’t be
too thick!

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

I crumpled up the burlap flower. I stapled the ends of the various leaves
and I rolled up the spiral into a flower,

Then I compiled the cards using the various embellies I had purchased.
Here they are….

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

Your kids can put their cards together as a gift or
send a note to a friend or a family member!

I hope you enjoyed my “Kids Craft”!!

I think I will put all my “goodies” into a box and send them to my niece for
her to create with over the summer! Can’t wait to see what she makes!!!

THANKS for poppin’ by!!

Lynne Forsythe
The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member

Cherish Card by Karen Jiles

Hi there,

Karen here, sharing a card that I created using my TCW stencils. I absolutely love creating my own backgrounds for my layouts and cards, especially in instances when I do not have coordinated patterned papers and embellishments on hand. What I enjoy most though is using my stencils to create great fun and excitement. In the card below, I was able to enhance the overall design with the use of my Coffee Splotch and Texturized stencils.

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I began the process covering an 8 ½ x 11 piece of white cardstock with gelatos that I randomly applied washi tape and gesso to. Tip: Using a complete sheet of cardstock for this project allows you to create more patterned paper to work with for other projects, and it enables you to create more cards.

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Next, I laid the Coffee Splotch stencil on my “gelato’d” cardstock and used a cosmetic sponge to apply white paint to the cardstock.After letting the paint dry, I cut my cardstock down to a layered size for my card.

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I then laid the Texturized stencil on a coordinated piece of green cardstock and used a cosmetic sponge to apply white paint to the edges. This created an additional stenciled layer to compliment the card.

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Lastly, I adhered my stenciled layers together to finish building my card.

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Cherish Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW458s) Coffee Splotch, (TCW437s) Texturized; Cardstock: Copic, Stampin Up; Flowers, Clear Bulb: Prima; Charm: Making Memories; Gelatos: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Gesso, white paint, cheesecloth

The Crafters Workshop Die Cuts…..

Hello Artists-

I wanted to show you TCW Dies… I am LOVING these little gems. I hope to inspire some fun playtime with how to make a quick fun Birthday Card using TCW dies. This is Really Quick and easy.

Plus it is my Birthday today and what better way to celebrate?!!!! :D

Dies I used are Solace 4×6 TCW1011 and Today TCW1034

 Step 1

Cut out a card blank in white paper. Then apply Pan Pastels with application in a diagonal across the page. I used an orange, pink, pale green and dark green. Be sure to round the corners of the card.

  Step 2

Use TCW1011 and cut a die out of gray paper.

Step 3

Attach the die cut gray paper to the top of the Pan Pastel sheet with 3D tape.

Step 4

Make a banner tag out of orange card stock. Stamp  STAMPOTIQUE Stamps “Happy Birthday” with Black ink and edge with Prima’s Dark Bark Chalk Edger. Add to the front of the card with 3D tape.

Step 5

Cut out TCW Today TCW1034 in white card stock. Glue to the top of the banner tag. Then add an embellishment to the upper right corner. I used Prima’s Wood Embellishments from the Cartographer collection.

Thank you so much for stopping in. My wish for you today is to be creative even if it is only in your minds eye.

Much Love.


The Crafters Workshop Design Team.

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