Gradient Texture Paste + A Copic Cupcake Video Tutorial

Welcome to another video tutorial day! I know, I can barely contain my excitement either. ;) Today’s card is focusing on two things that I’m in love with right now: adding a ton of texture with the brand new Texture Paste from Ranger (or Embossing Paste from Wendy Vecchi) and layering stamped images. I hope you’re ready for some serious happy!

Gradient Texture Paste and Copic Cupcake Video Tutorial by Britta Swiderski

The main part of this project? Making an awesome gradient background using Texture Paste, Distress Ink (Broken China, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord) and this Mini Mod Checkerboard stencil. I also really enjoyed putting the Distress Watercolor Paper to the test – this stuff is awesome! Enjoy the tutorial!

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You can see here how all the layers (and making sure to color them all!) adds so much dimension to the project. Any of the blueprint stamps from Tim Holtz are a dream for this type of project, but I’m particularly in love with the Birthday Blueprints set that I use here. I also augmented the image with a simple “cheers!” stamped in Claire’s ABCs from Lawn Fawn.

Gradient Texture Paste and Copic Cupcake Video Tutorial by Britta Swiderski

I used the following Copic markers for each area of the cupcake image: Frosting – R20 Blush, R21 Sardenya & R22 Light Prawn – Candlestick – Y11 Pale Yellow & Y13 Lemon Yellow – Flame – Y38 Honey, YR16 Apricot & YR68 Orange – Wrapper – Y18 Lightning Yellow, Y19 Naples Yellow & Y35 Maize. Click here for more about my Copic collection.

08-28-14 Copic Cupcake Colors by Britta Swiderski-1

Supplies used on this project: Click below to see where you can buy the products used on this project. Click on “SS” for the product at Simon Says Stamp and “EH” for the product at Ellen Hutson. I only link to products and shops that I know and love. Thank you for your support!

Texture Paste – Ranger
SS | EH
Mini Mod Checkerboard – The Crafters Workshop
SS | EH
Birthday Blueprint Stamps – Tim Holtz (Ellen)
SS | EH
Claires ABCs – Lawn Fawn
SS | EH
Broken China Distress Ink
SS | EH
Salty Ocean Distress Ink – Ranger
SS | EH
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
SS | EH
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
SS | EH
Distress Watercolor Paper – Ranger
SS | EH
Blocks Stencil Dylusions – Dyan Reaveley
SS | EH
Non-Stick Craft Sheet – Ranger
SS | EH
Hero Hues Sea Layering Papers – Hero Arts
SS | EH
Copic Sketch Markers
SS | EH
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink – Tsukineko
SS | EH
Design Ruler – Tim Holtz
SS | EH
Corner Chomper 1/8″ and 3/8″ – WRMK
SS | EH

For those of you interested in what the inside of the card said – this is all of Jake’s wisdom to his little sister. The beers we picked out for her as a starter were Sweet Child of Vine by Fulton (IPA), Hefe by Widmer Brothers (Hefeweizen), Amber by Alaskan (Amber/Red Ale), Obsidian Stout by Dechutes (Stout), Purple Haze by Abita (Fruit Beer) and Coffee Bender by Surly (American Brown Ale). And yes, we’re super huge nerds.

Gradient Texture Paste and Copic Cupcake Video Tutorial by Britta Swiderski

A big belated happy birthday goes out to my (honorary) sister, Melissa. I actually had the opportunity to head down to Milwaukee and see her during the beginning part of this week; it had been wayyyy too long since I’d last seen her, and a sister weekend had to happen. Now continues the campaign to convince her to move up to the Twin Cities. ;)

Melissa & Me at Lakefront Brewery (her first visit to a brewery!) on Monday <3

Melissa & Me at Lakefront Brewery (her first visit to a brewery!) on Monday <3

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the AWESOME response to the new planner printables! You guys rock. :) I hope you’re loving all the videos as much as I am. What should next week’s tutorial be?

Love,
Britta

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New Filofax Planner Printables + a Video Tutorial

Hey there! Today’s post is going to be short and sweet, because I’ve been up all night tweaking, writing and preparing for today. Today is finally here! I have 6 new sets of Filofax inserts for you in the shop. :) Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new, but if you really want to see it all check it out the video (and a quick tutorial about printing and using the inserts) below. New today are:

  • Simple Graph Paper – free when you download with a tweet!
  • 2015 Week on Two Pages (mid-August 2014- December 2015)
  • 2015 Month on Two Pages (August 2014-December 2015)
  • Day on One Page Set – Hourly and Freeform
  • ListMaker Set  - Wishlist, Shopping List and To Do List
  • Planning Grids Set – 2 through 7 Compartments

New Filofax Planner Printables by Britta Swiderski

Here’s the video. Enjoy!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Check out the shop if you’re interested in the printables, and please do please comments with ones you’d like to see in the future! Several of the ones released today were because you asked for them. Coming up next are A5 versions of the 2015 Weekly and Monthly inserts as well as US sizes (8.5″ x 11″, 5.5″ x 8.5″ and maybe an additional one) in the basics: simple graph, week on one page and month on one page. I’m hoping to release these supplementary iterations on Friday, September 5th. Let me know what else you’d like to see!

Also, now that I’m going to sleep and when I wake up, I want to make something pretty, tell me: what would you like to see next? A product review? Mixed media tutorial? Let’s get crafty!

Love,
Britta

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Last Days of the Garage Sale – 20% off!

Just stopping by for a quick note to let you know that my last post office run will be on Wednesday, August 20th, and that means a BIG DEAL for you! Let’s get this stuff out of my living room and into your craft room. :) I can’t wait to see what you create with everything!

LASTDAYS20 - Britta Swiderski Garage Sale 2014

Just mention the code LASTDAYS20 in your garage sale email to save 20% off your entire purchase before shipping.

shop the garage sale here

Oh, and the last day of orders going out on Wednesday means that I’ll have a new video and new Filofax & Planner inserts for you on that very special day. Are you excited? I’m SO excited! UPDATE: I wanted to make the inserts and video extra nice, so I’ll be releasing them on Friday.

Thanks again for all of your support – so far, we’ve raised $80 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with the sale of the demo sets. Let’s keep that going! I’m walking in Timmy’s honor on September 14th, and you can learn more about donating to the walk and more about the AFSP here on my charity fundraising page: Timmy’s Plum Shirts. I’ll have a full post about the walk and everything it means to me in the upcoming weeks.

Thank you SO much. I love you all!

Best,
Britta

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