Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Workshops !

Good morning crafty and creative people!
I want to share my new series of workshops in Stitches, Stitching and Craft Supplies in Limassol, Cyprus...
Here we go!

  • Holiday Cards Using Distress Ink Techniques

This will be a three week workshop featuring techniques with distress inks for holiday cards!

16/10/2012 OR 20/10/2012
Color Combinations
Basic Inking
Inked Backgrounds
Watercolor Stamping
Embossing Folders and Distress Inks

23/10/2012 OR 27/10/2012
Heat Emboss Resist
Heat Emboss Resist with Iron Off
Traditional Resist
Acrylic Paint Resist

30/10/2012 OR 3/11/2012
Water coloring With Distress Inks
Distress Inks and Re-inkers
Distress Inks with Sticky Back Canvas and other materials

+During all three weeks we will be focusing on mentioned techniques and we will be creating 3 projects in each class – cards, gift tags and Christmas decorations.
+Using non-holiday stamps and products for Christmas cards
+Card Sketches and class instruction sheet
+More ideas for non-holiday cards using the techniques in each week’s class.

  • SENTIMENTAL CARDS 6/11/2012 or 10/11/2012


For more info, visit Stitches, stitching and craft supplies fb page!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Inspiration from ......



When I saw this kleenex box I was so impressed by the design - all these colorful quadrants !!!
So, yes ... it inspired me so much that I created a card based on that design! So fun and so happy, and the black makes everything look so bold and vivid!

Thanks for stopping by !
George xxx

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hero Arts - August Round 2 Winner !!!

Hello readers !

I am very excited and happy for winning the HERO ARTS competition for August Round 2!
My card is featured in August's Fab Five Creations!
Please take a look of my card below and please visit Hero Arts Blog for more info!

Thanks for your support and for all the kind comments :-)

George/GPA Handmade

Monday, September 3, 2012

Computer Generated Sentiments For Cardmaking !

Hello September!
Hello crafty people!

I am so glad and happy we left behind a really hot, uninspiring and tiring summer here in Cyprus!

Today I am sharing my digital stamps and the way you can use your computer in cardmaking and scrapbooking!

Sometimes -eventhouh I love stamps- I cannot find the perfect sentiment for my cards. Sometimes size doesn't fit, or for me being greek, I want greek sentiments on my cards. What I do??

I design and print the greetings on lightweight card stock and cut them with my trimmer! And is cool !
The most simple software to do that is Microsoft Word, so give it a try!

And this technique comes in hand when you need to make few really fast cards...

I have designed for all of you a set ( a pdf ) that includes useful sentiments for card and also I created 5 cards using them !

Here I used a standard size card with the fold on top, I glued down some kraft card stock, added some buttons with glue dots, and finally I added the greeting with two layers of dimensional adhesive!

This card feature another greeting from the set on a skinny card (this is a standard size card that I trimmed off 2 cm from the side)....
The paper collection here is from Papermania Capsule Collection by Jessie Edwards.

And another one for Christening - Christening sentiments are so hard to find in stamp sets .... :(

This butterfly is a die-cut from Anita's A4 Pearlescent Flutterdies Toppers. The white piece on the back is made of with Distress inks (Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo) that I mixed with water and by using a brush, I splattered drops of the inks....
I also made 5 horizontal lines using my scoring board...

Some cool masking and misting with Distress Inks ( Distress Ink + Water in a mini mister ). Here I've used Pine Needles and Dusty Concord. I added foam adhesive on the sentiment to make it pop and also I added some gems....

Hope that inspires you to use the digital stamp I designed and your computer+printer to create your own sentiments....

Btw, I designed the circles to be cut with a 2 inches circle punch that allows to create a white frame around the greeting, but you can also use your scissors to cut this out!

Please let me know your thought and your comments!!!!

You can download the Digital Stamps here:

Thanks for visiting my blog!