Saturday, January 04, 2014

Hate to Say Goodbye...Round 2

Today I want to show you a couple of other items that I love that are getting ready to retire at the end of the month.  I'm highlighting two items because they both work together so well...Dimensional Elements and Finishing Files.

First, I want to share with you some projects in which I used Dimensional Element Monograms. These are availabe by the sheet.  Each 9" x 6" sheet of D.E. Monograms is $3.25 and consists of a variety of fonts and sizes of one letter.  They can be painted, chalked, stamped, heat embossed, covered in paper, sanded, etc.,and I LOVE how you can combine the different sizes and fonts for a really cool look.

The projects that I'm sharing with you use various altering methods.  The first three pictures show the simplest way to alter the Dimensional Elements...inking.  In the first picture, I used different fonts, sponged ink directly onto the letters and used a white chalk marker to give it a shiny illusion. In the second layout, I used the same font and only inked with one color.  On the third layout I lightly sponged the Dimensional Element Star (also retiring) with Honey ink and then sponged the edges with Cranberry ink.  The fourth layout, I sponged each letter in a different color ink to coordinate with the rest of my layout. I also added some additional dimension to the letters by altering the heights with foam tape and adding some little sparkles. 
Tool Time at H2H 6/10/13
Spring Forward & Blog Candy 3/4/13
June & July Scrapbooking Make 'n Takes 5/31/10
CTMH Convention Album Contest 7/19/12
On this next creation, I stamped and sponged on a Dimensional Element Star, which is also retiring. 
July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop & H2H 6/30/11
On this layout, I stamped and embossed the dots with white embossing powder and then sponged grey ink along the edges.  Notice again...various sizes and fonts.
Special "Dotty for You" Blog Hop 4/16/12
Here are some examples of where I sponged, stamped and embossed on the Dimensional Elements, as well as combining small letters of one font with large letters of another font.  It's not pictured here, but I also embossed and inked snowflakes on the layout, too.
H2H Challenges: Color Challenge 1/16/12
I used one of my favorite techniques in the next layout, which I learned from my upline Sherri Tozzi...Liquid Glass resist!  You can read about the technique on my original post.
H2H Challenges: Sketch 4/9/12
Finally, I covered the Dimensional Element Star with Honey pattern paper from the Tommy My Reflections paper collection (also retiring this month), filed the edges to remove any overhanging paper, lightly sponged the edges and then I stamped directly onto the star.  Neat, huh?

Have you ever used chipboard elements, like Dimensional Elements, and when you pop them out of the card/packaging, there are little tabs left on the edges?  This is why the finishing files are so awesome!  Sure you can use sand paper around the edges, but have you ever tried to get rid of those little tabs inside the A or the R?  Not quite as easy to do.  Well, these finishing files will fit easily in those tighter places.

The set is $5.95 and includes three different shaped files.  The handles on the files are rubber and make them easy to grip.  Finally, they come in a plastic package that can be opened and shut over and over.  They are the perfect compliment to the Dimensional Elements.
Here's a photo of my well-loved finishing files that I keep in my tool tote.  The photo on the right shows you a tab on one of the pieces from the Laughing Lola Dimensionals.
And in case you missed my last post and haven't heard...if you make a $35 purchase this month, you can pick up this absolutely incredible card kit for only $15 (a $46 value)!  You will be able to make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs), get your hands on three accessories not available for purchase until Feb. 1 and a great stamp set that you can use over and over again.  Keep in mind, too.  If you purchase $35 in product and the $15 Cloud Nine cardmaking kit, you will automatically qualify for this month's stamp of the month. Check that out here.

And as if the Cloud Nine kit wasn't enough to celebrate National Papercrafting Month, I'm going to sweeten the deal.  I will ship the new CTMH Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book to anyone who makes a $50 purchase on my website. The book has a $3.95 value, plus I'll pay the shipping (to U.S. addresses only).  Also, to all my local customers...if you place a $35 purchase and pick up the Cloud Nine Kit, I will open up my home in February for a free Cloud Nine workshop!  I will provide the inks, blocks, necessary tools, snacks, and the space needed to complete the projects.

Until next time...


  1. I love your blog, and artwork. You are so talented, Tamytha! Thanks for the inspiration. I am now your newest follower, and pinned a few items to pinterest also. TFS! You can find me at:

    1. Awwww...Heather. Thanks so much! You are too sweet. :)


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