Saturday, December 7, 2019

How to Create Faux Jingle Bells

Hello Crafters,
It's Karen here to share a little Christmas inspiration.  Let me show you how I turned gold Dew Drops into jingle bells.  It is a simple step but it does require a steady hand.  I used a permanent black marker to add small details to the Dew Drops.  By adding a simple slightly curved "v" shape on one end, you create the faux jingle bell.  The good news is that they are much easier to glue to a project and won't add the thickness & weight of a real bell.  Sadly, they don't jingle.  Let's get going!

black fine tip permanent marker
liquid adhesive
glitter card base
metal die reindeer
mini bow

1. Use white card stock to cut out a reindeer embellishment with your die cutting machine.

2. Adhere it to the center of a square card base.
3. Use a black fine tip permanent marker to draw a "v" shape on the bottom of a gold Dew Drop. The line should be slightly curved so that will accentuate the dimension of the dome. Continue the process to create more bells.

4. Adhere the faux jingle bells to the reindeer's antlers with liquid adhesive.

5. Attach a gold bow to the reindeer and embellish it in the center with a final bell.

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If you'd like to see more of Karen's beautiful projects, visit her blog Art & Soul.

Thanks for visiting! 
Come back soon!

Christmas Truck Cards featuring Dew Drops

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  I love the little red trucks that are popping up everywhere, so here are two cards that will win the season!

Items Used:
Red and Green Dew Drops
Red Stickles
Blue spruce distress ink
White Card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches
Echo Park Papers in Green and Red
Plain White Card Stock
Truck Ornaments
Tree Stamp
Prima Green Fine Glitter
Dark Bark Prima Chalk Ink
Liquid and dry adhesives.

Assemble everything you need for the project

Ink the edges of all of the card topper pieces

Punch circles from white card.  Stamp with tree stamp.  Let dry and then ink edges.

This is fun!  Put dry adhesive around all the edges of your card. Making sure there are no gaps.  Add fine glitter.  I always "glitter" over a coffee filter.  It makes getting excess glitter back into the container super easy.  Clean up is as simple as shaking any excess glitter into the garbage and recycling the filter!

I added Red Stickles to the truck ornaments, so do that now, if desired.  It will dry while you assemble the rest of the card topper.  Adhere the card background with dry adhesive.  Add the tree circle after figuring out how the truck will be placed.  Adhere the topper to the back ground, glitter side up!  Attach sentiments and apply dew drops to the trees.  Attach the truck with dimensional adhesive and you have two cute cards!

I hope you all have a blessed holiday season, regardless of which holiday you celebrate!

~ Victoria

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Christmas Bowl diy with Dew Drops (Tear Drops) by Angie Scrapchild

Hola saleros@s!!
Hello "saleros@s"!!

Me encanta comprar chocolates y bombones para navidad. Y qué mejor, que tener un montón de recipientes bonitos donde colocarlos. Vamos a realizar los nuestros con los divinos dew drops en los colores navideños.
I love buying chocolates and chocolates for Christmas. And how better, than to have a lot of nice containers to place them in. Let's do ours with the divine dew drops in the Christmas colors.

Materiales que vamos a utilizar :

Materials that we are going to use:
Tear drops, globo, pegamento
Tear drops, balloon, glue.

En la tienda on line de The Robin´s Nest encontraremos:
The Robin´s Nest on line store will find:

Espero que os guste!!. 
I hope you like it!!

Vamos con el paso a paso!
Come on with step by step!

Hinchamos un globito y le ponemos pegamento hasta la mitad.
We swell a little balloon and put glue halfway through it.

Empezamos a pegar dew drops, tear drops, por capas. 
We started pasting dew drops, tear drops, layered.

Cuando el globo esté seco, lo pinchamos. Y recortamos los dew drops que sobresalgan.
When the balloon is dry, we puncture it. And we cut out the dew drops that stick out.

Me encantará ver vuestras interpretaciones!!. Y no olvidéis seguirnos en Facebook.
I love to see your interpretations!!. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook.

Además en el Blog Chattering Robins encontraréis cantidad de inspiraciones para vuestros proyectos!. 
In addition to the Blog Chattering Robins you will find a number of inspirations for your projects!.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Christmas Stocking - with Dew Drops

Hello all,

Lori here, with a Christmas Card featuring a lovely stocking made from dew drops.  It's a quick an easy way to make a fabulous card for that special someone!

The Robin's Nest:
Other Supplies
  • Twine
  • Brad
  • Catherine Pooler Stamp - Winterhaven Collection
  • Tsukineko Versafine Clair - Nocturne

1) Cut and adhere pattern paper to card base (it should be slightly smaller than a card base).  Trace stocking shape onto card front.

2) Adhere Dew Drops to card face in the shape of the traced stocking.

3) Add glitter to top (white) portion of the stocking.

4) Adhere a twine bow and brad.

5) Stamp Merry Christmas.

I hope you like this project and will try it out for yourself.  I thought it would be fun to make a set with different Dew Drop colored stockings.  What do you think?

Happy day!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Art Journal with Dew Drops

Hello Crafty Friends,

Marie-Christine with you today with a page in my Diary Journal, very easy and very quick to do!
I used mini and original pink Dew Drops on it.

How to do

First, this is the original background before I added Distress Inks, I chose 2 green colors.

Then, I used a floral stencil from TCW with purple Distress Inks on the background.

 I found a vintage image on Pinterest, I adhered it on the right, and I colored the leaves on the top with markers. I printed my title on a white paper and stuck my mini and original pink Dew drops.

 That's all, very easy and quick page, do you love it?

The robin's Nest Products I used

Thank you for visiting!

Design Team

Saturday, November 23, 2019

How to Decorate an Artsy Tree Canvas

Hey There,
It's the perfect time to update your home decor by making a unique piece of art for your wall or mantle. Canvas Dew Drops sets are a great jumping off point for those of us who  can't draw. They come in numerous sizes from 5x7" to 24x36"  You can find all the different canvas designs available HERE.

1. Remove the backboard and glass from the frame. Center the design and mark lightly with a pencil. Trim the canvas to fit your frame.

2. Use a brown permanent marker to highlight the texture of the tree bark. Sketch vertical lines in irregular strokes with different amounts of density.  Apply a coat of clear gesso over the entire canvas and set aside to dry.

3. When thoroughly dry, apply clear crackle medium over specific areas of the canvas.

5. Next, spray gold mist over the dried crackle areas. Use a paintbrush to spread the mist. It may be necessary to use a wet brush so that the mist will move easily and sink into the cracks to accentuate them.

(Notice the difference adding the mist makes to the visibility of the crackles.
The lower right corner does not have any mist applied yet.)

5. Splatter gold mist over the canvas. Remove the nozzle to flick larger droplets.

6. Finally, use liquid adhesive to adhere Tear Drops to create the fall foliage.

7. Fill in the smaller areas with round Dew Drops.  To finish the scene, attach a piece of green fuzzy trim along the lower edge of the canvas to create a horizon. When thoroughly dry, assemble your finished canvas back into the frame and secure the backboard.

permanent brown marker
clear gesso
clear crackle paint
spray mists (brown & gold)
liquid adhesive
green fuzzy trim
frame 5x7"

A Closer Look:

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If you'd like to see more of Karen's wonderful projects, visit her blog Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!  Come back soon!
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