Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Some "Peaceful" projects for a cold Winter day!

Authentique Paper and Clear Scraps are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Clear Scraps products!


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Clear Scraps blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team  have in store for you today!

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Natalie Dever

For my project today I used the Clear Scraps Regular Send it Clear card.  
These cards are a perfect thickness for making cards you can send in the mail.
I used Authentique's Peaceful Collection.  
I adore this collection, it is so perfect for all kinds of winter projects and gifts.

Because I wanted the clearness of the card to show, I trimmed 
my papers slightly shorter than the actual card base.

Here's a closer look at the inking, stamping and glitter I added to the clear edges.  
I think it really adds to the winter feel of this card.

 another close up of the inking and glittering.
the Clear Scraps Send it Clear card comes with a clear envelope 
so it's ready to address and send on it's way.  
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Janeen Shember

I live where there is no snow. Ever. So of course I'm fascinated by snow, ice, and icicles. When it came time to create something for Clear Scraps, my first thought was to really take advantage of the clear acrylic. After all, it's that snow-time of year!
I wanted to create the feeling of frosty window panes.
The Clear Scraps 6x6 album became the perfect panes.
I used Picket Fence Distress Stain, and Chunky Embossing Powder to create the snow effects around the edges. And yes! I used a heat gun to set the powder. By working carefully and always keeping the heat gun moving, I heated the powder from beneath first and then heated from above.
The letters are chipboard covered with "Peaceful" and sanded around the edges. Each letter is glued to a different pane, for added depth.
 The tiny tree from Tim Holtz was coated with 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and then dipped in Diamond Dust for some winter magic. The base is covered a bit of tinsel twine.
I had a great time creating this little project and hope you're inspired to try something like it yourself. Think about acrylic Christmas cards - it's not too late!

~ Products Used ~
Clear Scraps - 6x6 acrylic album
Authentique Paper - Peaceful collection
Distress Stain - Picket Fence
Stampendous - Shabby White Embossing Enamel
Twinklets - Diamond Dust
Idea-ology - Woodlands Tree


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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Clear Scraps for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Clear Scraps Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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31 comments:

  1. Oh my...these are amazing! You both rocked the Clear Scraps!

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  2. Gorgeous projects!! I LOVE the peacful collection!!

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  3. Gorgeous projects and so well done. Love how these projects came together and this paper is fabulous. THe acyrlics are so cool and I love how you used them. THanks for sharing

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  4. Beautiful projects! What a lovely collection!

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  5. Oh that snow album is just beautiful. So peaceful and gorgeous.

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  6. Love how you ladies combined Authentique with the Clear Snaps products. Such amazing inspiration. Great ideas for those last minute Christmas gifts.

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  7. Both are beautiful projects!
    Snow, snow, snow, let it snow

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  8. Such gorgeous projects! They are both 'snow' perfect :)

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  9. Perfect winter projects! Fabulous job ladies...

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  10. They are so amazingly beautiful, wow, wow, wow

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  11. Love the acrylic album !!! Might have to try that.

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  12. These are fabulous. I really like the elegant feel of these projects.

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  13. Love how this project is gorgeous without using the usual Christmas colors.

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  14. Beautiful projects! That Snow mini is really cool!!

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  15. The Snow mini was incredible. It truly looked a frosted window (and we get lots of them!!)

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  16. The cards are absolutely gorgeous..lovely background. the cards do make great gifts on their own.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  17. The Janeen's Snow mini album which is just so unique and beautiuful!! Loved Natalie's adorable clear card as well! Great inspiration ladies!

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  18. WOW - the "SNOW" project is so realistic ... it almost makes me want to put on mittens and a scarf. Beautiful job!
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  19. janeen's project is gorgeous. she hit "winter" right on. beautiful!

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  20. Gorgeous projects, love all the details and dimension!

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  21. I love that mini. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. What stunning projects! I like how both of them emphasize the clear acrylic by decorating the edges.

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  23. Love these beautiful projects, especially the Snow Mini ALbum!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Lovely projects! I really like the inclusion of black on the first and the amount that was left openly clear on the second.

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  25. wow---blown away by the talent...again!! awesome projects!

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  26. When Peaceful collection forst came out I jumped on it - one of my all time favorites! Great project.

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions

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