Creative Devotion Week

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here kicking off the Creative Devotion week here at the American Crafts blog.

If you are not familiar with Creative Devotion, it’s a collection that includes a mix of stationery and mixed media supplies that can work perfectly for many different types of projects. You may think that this collection is very themed but most of the products are extremely versatile and they can be used for many different occasions.

To convince you I used some of my favorite products from Creative Devotion and I created two cards.

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For the first card, I used the beautiful gel crayons. Using the packaging technique, I scribbled some color on a piece of plastic and sprayed it with water. Then I dipped my card base in the color to create a beautiful watercolor background without any effort.

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Once that was dry, I decorated the card with some stamping and a few alpha stickers to build my sentiment. To add some more interest around the edges, I decided to try something different. I wanted to add a really subtle detail that won’t overpower the sentiment in the middle so I grabbed one of the erasable pens that come with this collection and used it to scribble some images through the Creative Devotion stencils.

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After I was done with my scribbles, I erased everything. The erasable ink interacted a little bit with the crayons and left some residue creating a very light grey impression of the designs. Just enough to add a little texture and interest.

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For the second card, I used once again the gel crayons but with a different technique. I picked the striped stencil and placed it on top of my card panel. Then I scribbled the crayons on my craft mat. Using a baby wipe, I picked the color from the mat and rubbed it through the stencil to create a light impression of the design.

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To decorate the card, I stamped and fussy cut some floral images. I also did the same for the word “love” to use as part of my sentiment. I started with a clear sticker on top of my stenciled background and then I adhered the stamped embellishment using my Sticky Thumb marathon tape runner and some foam dots to add dimension.

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I decided to frame that panel on the finished card so I used some washi tape around the edges of my card base before I adhered the panel on it.

This is it! I really hope you got inspired to use the beautiful products from the Creative Devotion line in fun and creative ways. Always think outside the box and make the most out of your supplies.

Have a wonderful craft day!

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SUPPLY LIST: CREATIVE DEVOTION CLEAR ACRYLIC STAMPS 4"X6" (343053), CREATIVE DEVOTION CLEAR ACRYLIC STAMPS 4"X6" (343054), CREATIVE DEVOTION CLEAR ACRYLIC STAMPS 4"X6" (343055), CREATIVE DEVOTION CARDSTOCK STICKERS 6"X12" 2/PKG (342589), CREATIVE DEVOTION WASHI TAPE 5YD ROLLS 8/PKG #1 (342612), CREATIVE DEVOTION ERASABLE FINE POINT GEL PENS 5/PKG (342595), CREATIVE DEVOTION GEL CRAYONS 9/PKG (342611), CREATIVE DEVOTION PLASTIC ALPHABET STICKERS 4/PKG (342780), CREATIVE DEVOTION STENCILS 4"X6" 4/PKG (342998), STICKY THUMB DIMENSIONAL ADHESIVE FOAM 275/PKG WHITE DOTS, ASSORTED SIZES (340272), STICKY THUMB MARATHON RUNNER & REFILL PERMANENT SOLID .315"X33.3YD (342038)

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