Tuesday, July 24, 2012

September Issue of CardMaker and a Giveaway

Have you seen the new September issue of CardMaker?




What about the headline at the top?? :)



Clay embellishments! I am very excited about that one because it's my article for this issue. :)
I have to admit, I love playing with clay. Am I creative with it?  No, not really. 
We have used polymer (oven bake) clay a lot in our house over the past few years so it was fun to learn even more about it. My kids are much more creative at it than I am.

For example:

Charms and figurines shaped like Nintendo characters




Mini Swords (Zelda fan there)


and even Ninjas with Candy Canes:


They do the fun stuff!!
Me? I make cards. ;)

I spent a lot of time researching on this one in hopes of covering all the basics and including pros and cons of each variety of clay. While I typically use polymer clay, I used a lot of air dry clay for this one. Here is a peek at the embellishments I made for one of my cards in this issue:


So what do you think? If you have read the article I'd love to know what you thought.  Good or bad because I'm always open to ideas and suggestions for improvement ;)

Would you like to try some clay for yourself?
It is a lot of fun and a way to add unique handmade embellishments to handmade cards.
If you would like to try it for yourself have come to the right place.
With all of the experimenting I did for the article I ended up with a few extra supplies. ;)

So...
I am going to give away a set of the air dry clay that I used on this project at the end of the week.







 To be entered in the random drawing simple leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a winner on Friday.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Back tomorrow with more. :)







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35 comments:

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh these are fabulous! I've looked at clay so many times and just haven't broken down and given it a try as of yet. I love the look of it, looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing...hugs! Leah Ann and oh yes I would love to win :O)

Regina Hardy said...

I've never thought about using this clay on a card. Yours look fabulous. I'd love to play with this. It looks like it would be FUN. thanks for the chance to win.

Ravengirl said...

It sounds really interesting. Do you promise that it is not too hard?

Kim Muhl said...

That looks fun...and messy! I never would have thought to do that. I'll have to stop by the bookstore and pick up the article..can't wait to read it!

windycindy said...

I have been reading quite a bit about working with clay that air
dries...Great prize giveaway and
what to create cards with clay
embellishments!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Donna Phelan said...

Hmmm I have used Sculpey Polymer clay and baked it but never the air dry type, interesting! And I don't have that issue as yet, is it on newstands? I just started subscribing and there seems to be a glitch in their delivery *sigh* Beautiful flower you created! Great color!

Margaret said...

I commented on Melanie's blog a little earlier that this issue intrigued me with the tips and techniques and I was hoping to buy this issue the next time I was out. I would love to try clay,but it didn't look easy to me. I may need to try it now because your flower adds an elegant touch to your card.

richardbreaks said...

That looks like a ton of fun! I love new things!

Madeleen said...

This looks interesting. I've also played with 'oven-bake' clay before and love it.

Kelly G said...

Loved your article. It inspired me to work with clay. I have before, but not for embellishments

Renee said...

Oh, pick me pick me! I would love to try my hand at making these too! Looks so fun!

Isha said...

Huge Congrats on your Article. I would love to learn all about it. TFS

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Those clay charms and little figurines are amazing! I must find this magazine so I can give this a try.

Jessica said...

Congrats on your article, how exciting!! I've used sculpey clay before, but haven't in quite a few years. It was so fun to create with! Love your beautiful flower! :)

Theresa said...

I looked at this set at Michaels when I was there last week. Would be great to win it and have a chance to try it out. Thanks as always for sharing.

Sue D said...

I have been wanting to try this. The sneak peek of your card is so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kris said...

So cute! I haven't "played" with clay since I was a kid!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Terstamper said...

Hi Tami

Waiting for the magazine to hit the shelves here in Ottawa but I love the idea of making my own clay/resin embellishments. Congrats on the article and I can't wait to read it.

Ter ;)

Anonymous said...

My kids used clay in school years ago but I have never given it a try. Air dry clay sounds great...would love to give it a try! Thanks for the opportunity to possibly do so. Vicki R

Rebecca Ednie said...

I've made air dry bellies before but these are much better. And my air dry clay dried out despite being well sealed (or so I thought) and double wrapped! So I let that go for now. But next time I have a 50% off coupon, this will be on my list. I don't have a copy but id love to read your article!

Maria said...

never tired this product or project before. I would to try it out

Rosalee said...

This looks fabulous. I would so love to try it. Thanks for the chance.
Hugs, Rosalee

Betty Neville said...

What darling samples! Congrats on the feature article - can't wait to get my copy! I've never worked with clay - thank you for the chance to win!

Tami B. said...

I used to work w/ Sculpey & Fimo, but that was a long time ago. I like the idea of an air-dry clay.

Patti J said...

Loved your projects in CardMaker, Tami - you always inspire me! I would never have thought to use clay on my cards - you are SO clever! Of course, I never knew there was an air-dry clay either! Thanks for the chance to win, and for all of the wonderful inspiration :)

steph said...

Great cards - love your use of clay too!

Virginia said...

HiTami,

I'm a new reader and subscriber to Cardmaker so I'm not too familiar with the magazine. But, I loved your card with the clay bow and flower. Am looking forward to reading the September issue and your article.

Virginia

Yelowflower said...

That looks like a lot of fun! I need to start getting that mag again....

~ Connie said...

I've wanted to try this for a long time. Would be so great to win some supplies to start out. THANKS

Sandra Mahr said...

Tami, the clay items on your project are amazing! My daughter (12) loves the polymer clay and has made several little items like the ones you pictured above. She loved seeing this also! She is going to make the little ninja with candy cane and characters in stockings! Thanks for the inspiration for her. Tell your kids SO CUTE from her. We havent used the air dry clay except for pots, but would love to try it for this type of decoration.

Valerie said...

Would love to try out your clay if you havn't drawn a winner yet, please add me to your comments, I love your work!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love to try this because of your projects and need to win to start.
TFS

Anonymous said...

I received my magazine but I have not read it yet. I guess I will do that today. Thank you

Blessings,
Kat

joann said...

I have always wanted to try this thanks for the chance to win this.

Shirley Fong said...

Clay makes lovely embellishments for the extra personal touch. Thank you for the technique.