Daily Archives: December 13, 2017

I Brake For…Bisters!

Hello crafty friends.  It’s my turn on the I Brake For Stamps blog and today I am sharing a gift bag made using Bisters for the colors.

What are Bisters?  Bister is a wood stain that creates beautiful backgrounds. It is water soluble. To use, put a tiny amount on card stock and spray with water. You can use a light spray or a heavier spray, depending on the background that you want to achieve

You can find Bisters on the IBFS store here.

For my bag I used Bisters in the Mahogany and Green colors to make the Poinsettias,  leaves and the background.  These colors have a rich and rustic look to them. They are beautiful and it is hard to capture the colors in a photo.

For the main flower I sprinkled mahogany bister on watercolor paper and spritzed water.  Here is what it looks like before cutting out the shapes.  The color is a rich dark red.

Here are the poinsettia die cuts -I used the Spellbinders Poinsettia dies.  I just put the pieces together and attached a dark red glittery  pearl to the center.

Here is the sheet with Green bisters and the leaves cut out.

Once I had the flower finished I made a bag using the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board.  I made several bags this season for gifts and really love this tool.

I lightly sprinkled some Green Bister onto the bag before I put it together -it gives the bag a bit more of a rustic look. I also punched out some leaf branches and a tag with the leftover piece of green stained paper.

Hop on over to the IBFS store and check out all the Bister colors.  They are so much fun to work with!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello friends – today marks a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog – and the theme is All About Christmas!

I know you have many Christmas cards  either ready to hand out or already mailed, so why don’t you show us what you have?  All the details can be found here.

Here is one of the cards I made this year.

I used the beautifully drawn image from Power Poppy on a stitched oval die cut.  It was colored with copic markers using reds and blues.   A stardust gel pen was used to add sparkle throughout the image.  The patterned paper on the bottom was some holiday paper left over from years ago.  A snowflake punch with a blue rhinestone were used to tie it all together.

I used this image as my main holiday card this year and decided to do two versions of the card.  Here is the same image and card design, but using different patterned paper and a slightly different coloring scheme.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!