“P” is for Princess

31 Oct

Happy All Hallow’s Eve and welcome to my stop on the Tattered Angels and Spellbinders™ Blog Hop. tattered angels

I’m joining Lesa Rapp today for the end of this blogalicious adventure. Make sure to check out–Lesa’s post {she has a super cute layout too}, the Spellbinders™ Blog and the Tattered Angels blog…but you better get movin’! Lots to see! Lots to see!

First, I loved working with the Tattered Angels products: Glimmer Mists, Glimmer Screens and Framed Fonts. These are high quality products here, friends!

I chose to create a layout because I wanted to show a couple of techniques with the products:


Let me share with you how to do the sanded frame technique…

  1. Print out your photo and trim.103109-pencil-stencil
  2. Cut a coordinating mat and add the photo to it.
  3. For placement, lay the Frame Glimmer Screen on top of the photo and use a pencil to mark the side edges (pic).
  4. Then, layer your embossing sandwich as follows: White Master Mat, Embossing Pad, Glimmer Screen {making sure to match up the screen and the pencil marks}, Matted photo, White Master Mat; run it through the Wizard™.
  5. Sand the image. {I found it best to sand the photo first then brush the “dust” off with a soft paintbrush. Then sand the edges of the mat.} Notice how the white from the photo and the color from the Core’dinations comes out.

It’s ready to add to the layout!

One more technique that I want to share with you…I use coffee filters for all kinds of crafting:  catching glitter, holding buttons and…die cutting…I had to try this with the Glimmer Mists:


  1. Begin by grabbing the center of the coffee filter and pulling it through your fingers so it makes a cone shape.
  2. Mist the outside of the filter gently, adding layers as you like. Allow to dry and then open it up and spray some directly in the center.
  3. Fold the filter in half, and half again, giving you ¼ size. Using S4-219 Nested Poinsettia die template, cut through all four layers of the filter, giving you four medium sized flowers to use. If you have trouble getting through all the layers, sometimes those coffee filters can be pesky, place a piece of cardstock on top of the cut stack and it should go through.
  4. To finish the flowers for the layout, pinch the center, folding over a slight amount in a + pattern. This gives the flower dimension without being complicated.
  5. Add a brad to the center of the flower, making sure you catch all the folds.

Now THESE are ready to add to the layout.

Important Stuff: Wizard™, S4-219 Nested Poinsettia, S4-235 Fancy Tags, S4-143 Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG Penny Lane patterned papers (My Mind’s Eye), Turquoise Blue and Black Cherry Glimmer Mists, Regal Elegant Elements Framed Fonts (Tattered Angels), Pink cardstock (Core’dinations), Sparkle and mini brads (Creative Impressions), Glue Dots

Other Stuff: Sanding block, Coffee filters, Pink glittered ribbon, PVA Glue, Black letter stickers, Trick or Treat stamp

So, thanks for stopping by…feel free to come by any time. Don’t forget to visit Spellbinders™ Blog and Lesa’s Blog for another couple hops along the Tattered Angels trail!!

We’ll see you again soon, Eli


5 Responses to ““P” is for Princess”

  1. Debbie Seyer October 31, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    Eli, Love this! Its an awesome technique!

  2. Holly October 31, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Darling girls! Glimmer mist on coffee filters….great idea – it shows up so well! Interesting technique to emboss the stencil on the photo…you’ve got the wheels turning 🙂

  3. Kimberly Crawford October 31, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    AWWWW! That is SO precious!!!!!!!!!!

  4. wendyp November 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    adorable layout!!! What a cool idea with the coffee filters and glimmer mist! I can’t wait to try that!

  5. Heidi Blankenship November 3, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    Eli, your LO is so sweet! I love the embossed frame with the picture and the glimmer mist on the coffee filter is a fantastic idea! Love the photo–sooo adorable!!

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