All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Tim Holtz Map die “Across the Miles” Card with Shari Carroll

Happy Friday everyone!

I have a card inspiration for you today which carries a lot of meaning. My oldest sister turns 60 next week and we are 1834 miles away (I Googled it :o)… So, since it’s such a milestone age, I thought it would be nice to make something special for her.

I started out with watercolor paper and the Tim Holtz United States thinlits die. I painted the states with mini Distress inks and a little water.I used a wide variety of colors and even mixed a few.

Shari Carroll TH Map 600

I put a string between Illinois and Nevada and added the distance of miles with Tim Holtz Number Brads. I also added Happy Birthday and “60″ using Chit Chat stickersCelebration Words and  Mini Numerals.

Shari Carroll TH Map 2

I figured a way to put all the tiny states back together on a card by using a sheet of acetate. I’ve put together a process video, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

Thanks for coming by today. I hope you have found some inspiration in my card and have a terrific weekend!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Fabric Flowers with Shari Carroll

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s Shari here with a technique to create fabric flowers using Spellbinders dies designed by Tammy Tutterow.

These flowers are a fresh departure from flat paper, the frayed edges and crumpled fabric add texture with a hint of whimsy! I used white fabric that had a small white pattern. When I started out, I wasn’t sure if the design would soak up the Abandoned Coral color or resist it. To my delight, it resisted giving me a white pattern!

Shari Carroll Fabric Flowers

I did sew just a little to add folds to the flowers. I promise, it’s really easy to do. You could use glue or glue gun for this as well. The stamped Cheesecloth background sets the stage for the flowers adding a garden feel.

Shari Carroll Fabric Flowers detail

I finished off the card by adding an enamel dot to the centers of the flowers and a simple greeting. Clean and simple with texture!

I have filmed a video to show you the process, you can watch it below or on our YouTube channel.

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I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to use your dies with fabric to create dimension and texture. Enjoy!!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

PaperArtsy Infusion Colored Stains with Shari Carroll

Welcome to the blog today and Happy Sunday! It’s Shari here with a card I’ve created using a medium that is so cool and unique!!!

I’ve used Infusion Color Stains from PaperArtsy for all my color. Talk about fun! Let’s take a look at the background. It came out looking like old barn wood. Infusions are a dry powder which also have walnut stain pigment mixed in so everything comes out looking distressed and old, yet colorful.

Shari Carroll PA 1

The technique I’ve used is to apply Galzing Medium from Ranger onto watercolor paper, sprinkled on an Infusion color, then spread it out with a paintbrush. I overlapped my color while everything was wet and let the colors blend.  I love the additional specks of color that appear within each color of stain.

Shari Carroll PA 2

I experimented with more color combinations on regular card stock, letting colors mix. Once I was happy, I stamped my flowers, cut them out then assembled my card.

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I’ve shot a video or how to use the Infusions with Ranger’s Glazing Medium to create the background and card. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks everyone for taking time out of your weekend to visit. I hope I’ve given you inspiration to try something new! Enjoy!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Memorial Day Card featuring Tim Holtz products with Shari Carroll

Welcome to the Blog everyone! It’s Shari here with a Memorial Day card featuring Tim Holtz products. I’ve pulled dies and papers together to create a representation of the American flag for my card with meaning.

The Harlequin die was a perfect fit to create stripes over red pattern paper. I was surprised at how well everything fit together.

Shari Carroll Remember 1

The cloth like look of the blue paper from the Dapper collection, represents the fabric of a uniform. The heart is connected to the uniform with Idea-ology ring fasteners and a swivel clasp. The typed token “Brave” is placed to the right as a medal would be placed on a uniform.

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I’ve used some heavy gesso on the heart to give it additional texture, once that was dry, I embellished with mirrored stars.

Shari Carroll Remember 3

I’ve left all the metals and stars pristine, un-destressed or painted. I chose all my idea-ology pieces in the same color tone for coordination with the “Brave” token.  The final addition to this card is the ever important word for Memorial Day… remember.

Shari Carroll Remember 4

I’ve created a video of how to make this card. You can view it below or on our Youtube channel.

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I hope you have a safe and happy holiday tomorrow.

 

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Prima Frameworks Birdcage: Shabby Chic Photo Display

Do you have a special photo you want to display in your home? A special event you’d like to showcase? I have a new grandniece who has made my sister a grandmother for the first time. I thought this would be a nice gift for her.

The Frameworks Birdhouse from Prima can be decorated so many ways, I chose to go Shabby Chic with pink and white roses to that coordinate with my photo. This is one of those projects that just flowed, everything came together so nicely.

Shari Carroll Prima Bird Cage 1

I tried out the paperclay from Prima, I really liked how it looks like stone. The heart mold from WOW was a great choice and fit perfectly on the top of the birdcage along with some twine.

Shari Carroll Prima Bird Cage 4

I knew I wanted to suspend some sort of banner on the inside, and the Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Thinlits fit the name and were chunky enough to run through my sewing machine.

Shari Carroll Prima Bird Cage 2

A new product that I tried out was the Prima’s Art Stones. They are unique paperclay balls in various sizes that add a nice texture and can be painted or left as is. They were the perfect touch for the bottom of the cage. I think it gives this a garden look.

Shari Carroll Prima Bird Cage 3

I have shot a full process video of this project. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve found some inspiration in my project to create one of your own. Have a great weekend!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening