Saturday, February 28, 2015


Hello everyone!  
Today I want to share this project with you all.  
Inspiration comes easily when using laser wood embellishments from 
I'm using the heart shapes and gears throughout the project.  

 I applied gesso to a paper mache book as well as all the embellishments I planned to use. 

Then I used white embossing paste using three different stencils.

Everything was glued into place.  I overlapped the hearts in this picture above on the lower left.

I tore strips of paper with gears on it from Tattered Tales and glued them to the sides of the book using Mod Podge.

First I began to cover the spine of the book with words from a dictionary then I changed my mind about it and instead, I cut strips of aluminum cabinet paper.

I used my glimmer mists on the book, keeping clear of the sides.

Used my Silks (spicy tomato) to deepen some of the red areas that I had misted.  To deepen the blue/green areas I used acrylic paint, classic teal.

After drying drying, I took my Inka Golds, silver and lava red and blended it around the sides of the the book using my finger.  

There's another ULD gear behind the angel and another below the red pot.

The "XOabove is a ULD wood embellishment.

In the above photo you can see another heart with the arrow laying on it and a smaller one near the buckle..

After things got completely dry, I went over some areas with the silver Inka Gold metallic rub for highlights, 

I then added some metal embellishments.

This is what the sides of the book look like.

Front view.

(Aleen's tacky glue was also used on some embellishments.)
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Hope you were inspired!

Supplies Used

ULD:  HeartsGearsXO (Love set)
paper mache book, white gesso, embossing paste, glimmer mists (frozen lake & candy apple red), acrylic paint white and classic teal, silks (spicy tomato), Inka Gold metallic rubs (silver & lava red), DCWV Tattered Tales 12x12 paper, Aleen's tacky glue, E6000 fray lock, TH Stencil-hearts, TCW 6x6 stencil designed by Jaime, Heidi Swapp spray stencil, TH ideaology, mini hearts,  butterflies, embossing fades, prima flowers, Recollections Frames and resin corners, lace trimming, screen, Beads Landings, small terra cotta pot, Jolee's sticker, Angels, baby mini safety pin, Retro Cafe Art mini scissors, Copic pen R29, metallic adhesive metal and metal studs-unknown.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Hi everyone, Martha Lucia here with another fun card to share with you. In February love is in the air, and I found that these Love Birds are perfect for this fact.

To make my card I am using "only" one piece from Unique Laser Designs, I said only because I want to have everything. This is a gorgeous cut called Love Birds, available in wood and chipboard. I used the chipboard presentation.

I decided to give each bird different colors using chalk ink in soft colors. I used the New Collection of PowderPuff Chalk Ink of Quick Quotes in the colors Peach Tree, Latte, Antique Linen and Cherry Blossom from right to the left. For the branch I used two different tones of green Faber Castell PITT Artistic Pen big brushes.

Note that I applied the chalk ink directly to the each bird and I masked each color to avoid any mixing. For the bird beak and eye I used a Crumb Cake Marker, just to intensify the color.

With the same marker I colored the letters that come inside of the Love Birds to made the Kraft color more intensive.

Now that my central piece was finalized, I cut two different borders in Whisper White cardstock using a Leafy Border from Memory Box and Foliage Border from Darice, to use them on the bottom of my card. And for the body of the card I used  a plain cardstock for the base, a designer series paper for the second layer and a third layer of vellum to made the colors of the designer paper more soft.

I assembled all the pieces with snail adhesive and glue dots and finally pasted on top the Love Birds with dimensionals.

To make my card a little more delicate I pasted a few lilac pearls in the center of the flowers of the Designer Series Paper.


  • Love Birds - Unique Laser Designs
  • 2015 PowderPuff Chalk Ink - Quick Quotes
  • Faber Castell PITT Artistic Pen
  • Leafy Border - Memory Box
  • Foliage Border - Darice
  • BigShot
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Vellum
  • Pearls
  • Snail Adhesive and Dimensional

I hope you like this idea, because working with these laser cuts is very fun and you can create whatever you want, using different techniques and process or simply leaving the cuts in their natural stage.

See you soon with other idea to make together!

Martha Lucia

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hummingbird Tag

Wish I could start this sentence off by saying Spring is in the air, but that's so far from the truth.  Being that winter is in full effect across most of the U.S., I'll just force a bit of Spring on you today. 

*I apologize for the shadows you will see in my photos--Winter rain kept me inside*

For this tag I used a Unique Laser Designs custom designed Hummingbird.

I enhanced this beautiful wood design by using two different embossing powders to bring out the details of the Hummingbird.

I carefully used gold on the wings and a soft blue/silver mix on the body of the bird. 

Now it's time to begin building the dimension of this tag.  My first layer is cheese cloth, pulled and frayed.  Then I used this very pretty Prima packaging. 

Continue to build your layers by adding more scrap pattern paper, drywall tape and cover it all with a thin layer of gesso.  This will create a base to hold your color mist and inks. 

After all of your inks and embellishments have been applied, add gesso to the cluster of flowers to give them a vintage shabby look.

Here's an up close look of that beautiful Hummingbird.

Creative Ingredients:
Unique Laser Designs - Custom Hummingbird
Prima Julie Nutting Tag Pad
Ranger Embossing Dabber
Recollections Embossing Powder
Cheese Cloth
Drywall Tape
Various Pattern Paper Scraps
Bling Flourish
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Heidi Swapp Color Shine

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lucky Charms

The luck of the Irish is with us today in my Lucky Charms project! 

I started with this adorable wooden bicycle laser cut from Unique Laser Designs,  This is the Ladies Bicycle, W-1045, in wood.

Then I selected a few Mini Covers and a horseshoe,  The clover with cutouts were a special order item.

I chose a pretty Irish shamrock pattern, and adhered it onto a black card stock background. I arranged a few wooden die cuts to get an idea of how my finished piece wold look. I imagined a magical, enchanted bicycle, flyin through the woods with lucky charms swirling around in its wake.

I painted my wooden pieces with acrylic paints. I love the way the bicycle turned out, and it was easy to paint too. I used glitter on the "charmed" pieces!

I then added a few paper die cuts as well, like these small hydrangea blooms, from Poppystamps.  They made a nice addition to the springtime feel of the card.

Add a few tulips, a cheeky squirrel, and a couple of emerald jewels for a magical look!

Thank you for joining us today at Unique Laser Designs!

Live your life in color!

Materials Used:
Unique Laser Designs (ULD) Ladies Bicycle, W-1045, wood,
Unique Laser Designs (ULD) Daisy - Chubby,
Unique Laser Designs (ULD) Clovers (Sm),
Unique Laser Designs (ULD) Horseshoe
Black, green, pink, yellow, brown card stock
Shamrock pattern paper
Poppystamps die cuts: Small Hydrangea Blooms, Frisky Squirrels, Tulip Fanfare
Green jewel bling

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mixed Media Birthday Card Using Unique Laser Designs' "Circles" Cork Embellishments!

Hey guys! I am back today with another mixed media tutorial using Unique Laser Designs' "Circles" cork embellishments.

Mixed Media Birthday Card
Using Unique Laser Designs'
"Circles" Cork Embellishments

Here we go:

Started with a 4x4 Piece of Ivory,
Textured Card Stock

Grabbed these Super Cute
ULD Mixed Media
 Cork "Circles" from my Stash

Stamped a "Circles" Pattern
on the Cardstock Using the
ULD Cork Embellishments &
Dylusions Ink Spray

Added 'Star Dust' Stickles
to the Cork Embellishments

Outlined all of the Circles & Details
with a Black Uni-Ball Signo Pen. Distressed
the Edges of the Cardstock with Black
Archival Ink. Distressed the Edges of
the "Circles" Embellishments with
a Black Big Faber-Castell Pitt Pen.
Adhered the Cork Embellishments in
a 'tic-tac-toe' Pattern with Uhu Glue.

Mounted the 4x4 Piece of Cardstock on
Three Pieces of Patterned Scrapbooking Paper.
Added October Afternoon 'Daily Flash'
Alpha Stickersfor the Sentiment.
Colored the Alphas & Outlined each
Piece of Cardstock with a Black Tombow Pen.
Outlined the Alphas with a White Uni-Ball Signo Pen.
Doodle Stitched Around the Edge of
the Card with Black Thread.

Tied Black & White Twine
Around the Card for More Texture

Mixed Media Birthday Card (Complete)!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Much love,