Monday, September 21, 2015

Use Your Stash ~ Tool Time

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the use of some of those tools that you have tucked away gathering dust. You know the ones! They are the ones you used to use often but then for some reason they got tucked away and forgotten. We hope to inspire you to dust them off and give them another try!

This is a blog hop so you just keep clicking the links to continue from blog to blog. If you came from The blog of Shirley Ross,  you're on the right track!

My scoreboard was gathering set aside and I would often move it to get to something else. This time I decided I needed to use it instead of move it! Because of the way I decided to use the score board, I also needed to dust off some other tools: sanding block, piercing/embossing tool. Oh....and I also dusted off my watercolor pencils, too! Wow...that's a lot of dusting!

I stamped the cute little images from the new Little Monsters stamp set. I gave them some color with the water color pencils then smoothed out the pencil with a paintbrush and some water. That allows you to not just smooth out the pencil lines but also kind of move the color around and create dark and light areas for depth.

Next I used the score board and the embossing end of the piercing/embossing tool. I scored lines around the image layer to create a kind of frame effect. To make the lines stand out more, I gently folded the paper on the score lines and rubbed the sanding block  of the folded edge to scuff it up a bit. For a finishing touch I used some dark sequins from the Silver Sequins assortment.

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--Score Board
--Piercing/Embossing Tool
--Sanding Kit
--Little Monsters stamp set
--Nevermore paper kit
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Cardstock: White Daisy
--Water Color Pencils
--Paintbrush set
--Silver Sequins Assortment

I'd love to be your consultant!

Next up is the blog of Jen Armstrong. Check out what ideas she has to inspire you!

Happy Crafting!


  1. This is too cute! I like the detail that you created with the score board.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. It reminded me how much I like the scoreboard.

  2. Too cute! I love the embossed details and the coloring is wonderful!!

    1. Thanks, Shirley. I need to get the watercolor pencils out more often!

  3. I love the details and creative way you used the score board. Great holiday card.


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