Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Instagram Hopping featuring Glassboard Studios


Over on Instagram today, members of the Picket Fence Studios Design Team, are hopping along featuring their Glass Craft Mats from Glassboard Studio.  As part of that hop, a glass mat will be given away to a lucky (US Based Shipping Address) commenter.  I encourage you to go check it out!  Glassboard Studio has offered our followers a coupon code for 20% across their website - just enter PFS20 at checkout.

Glassboard Studio started out selling whiteboards, using glass instead of standard materials. It didn’t take long to realize that they were still super boring. The
CEO, Bill, decided to find a way to print beautiful images on the back of these boards.
Glass surfaces are perfect for crafting and mixed media art. They are quick and easy to clean, heat resistant, and do not stain. The glass craft mat features a grid for easy alignment in 1-inch and 1/4-inch increments, 1/8-inch tick marks along the border and center lines, and diagonal lines at 30, 45, and 60 degrees. An option to add metal backing to create a magnetic surface is an added bonus as rare earth magnets can hold paper, cardstock, stencils, fabric, and more in place.

Let's be real. I'm a complete klutz. I drop my phone, brushes, ink pads, and sometimes larger tools - I get ink, glue, and Paper Glaze EVERYWHERE when I create (It's a nightmare to keep the computer monitor that's on my desk clean!).  I absolutely adore my Glass Craft Mat for it's durability. It's so easy to clean with a little plastic scraper for globby stuff, and glass cleaner for the smudgy stuff. And after multiple oopsies, there's not a scratch or ding on it! I chose the floral mat, and, because I have a larger desk, I chose one of the larger sized mats to make certain I had plenty of room to work on. I love it!  

For my card, I used the magnets with my Glass Craft Mat to hold my Slimline Plaid One Stencil in place.  I blended my ink through with a Life Changing Blending Brush.   Once the ink was at the level I wanted, I cleaned off my stencil, then used the edge as a guide to draw lines into the plaid pattern with a couple of Polychromos pencils.  (The teal color running through the center of the ink blended areas, and the yellow running through the white areas.)

Once my patterned panel was how I wanted, I trimmed it down to card front size.  I used the grass die from the Hippity Hoppity to All Coordinating Die Set as a guide for where to place the bunny ears die, so that the bottom would be covered.  Then I taped the die in place, and die cut the ears.  I pulled out my MISTI, and laid my card front over a white piece of card stock.  I used the die cut space to line up my bunny ears stamp from the Hippity Hoppity to All Stamp Set.  Once the stamp was in place on the door of the MISTI, I removed the plaid panel, and stamped the ears in Black Hybrid Ink.  I also stamped a separate piece of white cardstock with the grass and eggs image.  

I colored in my images, then die cut the grass.  I added a piece of clear acetate to the back of the plaid panel, then I adhered the grass die cut to the front, trimming the bit of overhang on the sides.  I added foam to the back, to create the cushion that allowed me to add a pinch of Peter Cotton Tail Sequin Mix Plus.  Because I needed to line this up exactly, over my stamped and colored bunny ears, I added the sequins to the center of the image, and carefully placed the plaid panel over the top.  

I finished the card by white heat embossing the sentiment onto some teal paper, and popping that up with more foam.  The card front was adhered to a white card base.  

Be sure to head over to Instagram to join us on the Hop today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies specific to this card, are listed, and linked, in the blog post.  
To see the basic tools that I use on nearly every card, please click here.

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