Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Greeting

Easter would not be complete if I didn't create a seasonal card for my mom. I really love creating greeting cards for this particular holiday, it's such an unexpected surprise for the receiver.
Today I will share with you my steps in completing this mildly shabby Easter greeting card.

For my card I used Unique Laser Designs Bunnies

I begin with adding layers of pattern paper, inks and light molding paste to my base.

Next, let's add a little color to the Bunnies. I originally used Heidi Swapp's color shine mist in white but the color isn't saturated enough.  I decided to use white acrylic paint and mix a little water in to dilute.
After covering the Bunnies with the paint mixture, use a baby wipe to remove some of the color.  This will leave you with a more soft and shabby look.

Now layer on more embellishments

Art Ingredients:

Unique Laser Designs -  Bunnies
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Pattern Paper
Light Molding Paste
Crochet Doily
Seam Binding
Color Mist
Michaels Sentiment Stamp
Stazon Ink
Acrylic Paint

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pocket Art! Mixed Media Title Card Using Unique Laser Designs' "Birds" Wood Embellishments!

Hi guys! With Easter quickly approaching, I thought I would share how I created this mixed media title card for my pocket scrapbooking album using Unique Laser Designs' "Birds" wood embellishments.

Easter Week #14 Mixed Media 
Pocket Scrapbooking Title Card

Without further ado, let's do this:

Started with a 4x6 Piece of
 Mixed Media Paper & Gelatos

Randomly Colored the Mixed Media 
Paper with the Gelatos

Spritzed the Paper with Water 
and Lightly Blended with my Finger.

Dried with a Heat Tool & Added 
Hazel & Ruby Mask Alphas

Painted the Entire Journal Card 
with Champagne Extreme Glitter Paint

Traced the Alphas with a 
Black Uni-ball Signo Pen

Filled in the Alphas with
 White Golden Acrylic Paint

Added "Rays" to the Background 
with Dandelion Archival Ink

Pulled Unique Laser Designs
 "Birds" Wood Embellishment 
from my Stash

Added Doodle Border, Dates, 
Week #14, & "He is" with Black Ink

Added 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Generation
 "Hand Carved'" Cross Image 
with Black Archival Ink

Shaded the Alphas with a 
Gray Tombow Marker

Distress around the all the Images 
& Edges with "Vintage Photo"
 Distress Ink

And, VOILA'....Get'r DONE! ;D

Please let me know if you have any question! I pray this tutorial was helpful!

Many blessings to you,

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Hi friends, here Martha Lucia with my most recently creation using Daisies from Unique Laser Designs Store. We are officially in Spring and as you can note I love frames, so now it is time to create one for this season.

In this opportunity I am using a silver frame from IKEA, they are very cheap and you can change your layout very frequently. This silver color is sophisticated and looks perfect with these laser cut: The Daisies!!!

I gave color to the Daisies using watercolor paint. I mixed white, yellow and dark orange.

I started with the a solid color and then changed my mind to mix all the colors. I used an acrylic block to mix the paints and water.

Here you can see the color transformation or combination. You choose.

I let my daisies dry completely and in a while i cut a basic gray cardstock to put inside of my frame. I cut and layer my photo to paste over this layer. For me it is easier to decorate my frames when the layers are placed within the framework.

I aligned all the elements and pasted the daisies flowers using a liquid glue. After this I pasted a black stone on the center of each flower and on top of the central banner. As a final touch I gave it a little bling using my brush of Wing of Stella Clear over some petals and stamped a sentiment to put vertical over the right side.


I hope you like this frame, visit us in Unique Laser Design Store and choose your embellishments to create your own frame using different techniques and products. Here in our blog you always will find great inspiration.

See you soon with other idea to make together!

Martha Lucia

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lovely Easter Shaker Card

Have you seen these fun shaker cards? They are everywhere and so easy to make, especially when you have beautiful laser cuts from Unique Laser Designs

For today's Easter shaker card, I used four different ULD wooden laser cuts:
1. Bunnies (6 pc. set)
2. Easter Eggs (6 pc. set)
3. Butterflies (Sm)
4. Daisy-Chubby (5 pc. set)

Decorate the wooden laser cuts any way you'd like. You could leave them bare, paint them with acrylic paints, or paint and cover them with pretty Easter glitter.

To make the card base, begin with a pink piece of card stock, cut 5 inches square. Then take a piece of black card stock, 4.75 inches square, and the flower patterned piece, cut 4.5 inches square. Adhere the black card stock on to the pink card stock.

To make the insert wreath, take a second shade of pink card stock, and die cut the Grendon Wreath, from Poppystamps. Carefully punch out and set aside. Then center the metal die cut onto your patterned piece, tape down with a little piece of removable tape, and cut out the wreath. Carefully remove the die cut from the pattern.

Carefully insert the pink wreath into the patterned card stock. Use a little removable tape on the back to keep it snuggly in place.

Turn the pattern piece over and adhere a piece of plastic acetate over the back of the wreath. Use as little glue as possible to keep it securely in place. Cut out a square piece of craft foam and adhere it onto the back of the patterned piece of card stock. Apply glue and let it sit for a moment. This photo shows the back side of the patterned piece, the blue removable tape holding the wreath snuggly in place, the acetate piece glued on top, and the black craft foam piece glued into place, with more glue on the top.


On top of the black card stock, add a colorful piece of pattern paper and glue securely in place. Make sure it will not show through the flowery pattern piece that will fit on top. Add your shaker filler to the center of the card. You can use colorful sequins, micro beads, confetti, whatever you choose. When the sequins are in place, carefully adhere the pattern piece 'window" you have created and press in place. Set aside and let dry. Do not be tempted to shake your card until it is completely dry! When it dries, add your beautiful Unique Laser Designs wooden laser cuts. I used a bunny, an Easter egg, a tiny butterfly, and a chubby daisy to make this colorful Easter shaker card!

Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Materials List
Unique Laser Designs Bunnies (6 pc. set) W-1008
Unique Laser Designs Easter Eggs (6 pc. set) W-1054
Unique Laser Designs Butterflies (Sm) W-2024
Unique Laser Designs Daisy-Chubby (5 pc. set) W-1157
Pink card stock - 2 shades
Black card stock
Patterned card stock (2 complimentary patterns)
Grendon Wreath die cut, available from Poppystamps
Clear Acetate transparent plastic sheets (available at craft or computer stores)
Shaker filler: sequins, micro beads
acrylic paint (white, blue, yellow & pink)
glitter (white, blue, yellow & pink)
craft glue

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ULD - Easter Canvas

Ivy back with you today to share this Easter canvas project using 
for your custom laser engraved wood, chipboard and cork embellishments.    

I'm beginning with a 3x3 mini canvas and I will be using mini Butterfly,  BirdsBunnies & Easter Eggs.

I applied gesso to all the pieces.

On the Easter Egg, I used Distress Paints, different color for each section then I set them aside to dry.

Distress inks used to cover half of the canvas with Salty Ocean (sky) and on the other half, I lightly blended in Spun Sugar.  

Using a butterfly stencil, I applied Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel to the upper left corner of the canvas and set it aside to dry.

I painted the bunny with white acrylic paint and used my Copic Pens to color the bunny's ears, eye and the bird.

As I went on with my project, I decided to add the Butterfly embellishment.

I decided to use glossy accent to adhere the Micro Beads onto the Easter Egg, as well as the Butterfly below.

Below I used the white liquid applique for the bunny's tail.

Using a heat tool, I puffed out the the tail.  
(be careful not to burn the liquid appliqué if you plan on using it)

Using Flower Soft, (pink and yellow) I created the foreground adhering it with the flower soft glue.

I'm in love at how it all came together.

Added some pastel colored seeds that came out of a floral arrangement, some clear rhinestones held it all together with glossy accent.
I used the Distress Ink, Salty Ocean and lightly went over the stencil which made it pop out.  

For more inspiration visit our blog.

Supplies Used:
3x3 canvas, gesso, white acrylic paint, matte super heavy gel, distress paint, distress ink, blending tool, glossy accent, flower soft, flower soft glue, liquid applique, micro beads, butterfly stencil, heat tool, copic pens, pastel flower seeds, clear rhinestones.