Saturday, February 23, 2013
Once a week for several weeks, I've been meeting with my friend Diane for lunch and crafting. I love having someone to enjoy my hobby with. I'll miss her in April when she returns north for 6 months.
At a recent crafting session we learned to make waterfall cards by watching a terrific online YouTube video. You can watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x__kVGyq0og and make your own version.
Diane's lovely card is designed with the seashore in mind. Her work is very detailed.
My card uses an Asian theme. It's not as detailed, but leans heavily on the black and white color scheme.
There are numerous ways to create beautiful cards with this simple card design.
I would like to thank Karen at www.stampingvideos.com for her wonderful video and detailed instructions.
You can download a reference guide from her blog.
Friday, February 15, 2013
This card was made with an Inky Antics clear stamp set #11105MC Potted Violets.
I achieved a blended result in my work with rubber stamps without expensive materials. I used mineral spirits or gumsol, which breaks down the pencil color and a blending stump (a blending stump or tortillon is a cylindrical drawing tool, tapered at the end and made of rolled paper) distributes the color throughout the image. The technique gives a professional finish to my project.
Here are some photos illustrating the making of this card:
|Some supplies I used for this new and fun to make card.|
|Print floral design on the inside of A2 size cardstock unflolded.|
|Print same floral design on scrap cardstock.|
|Color each print with woodless colored pencils.|
|Blend colors with Gumsol using blending stump.|
|Cut out scrap floral design image.|
|Print flower pot.|
|Shade flower pot and blend color.|
|Adhere floral design to pot (use foam dimensionals to create depth on the card) and then adhere to contrasting color cardstock as a base.|
|Add glue glitter to flower centers.|
|Trace and cut honeycomb pad in pot shape|
|Add two sided tape.|
|Center pot below floral in center inside at fold.|
|Adhere on both sides of the honeycomb flower pot.|
Gingham Buttons 2 is located at 5 Utility Drive #21 in Palm Coast, Fl. There are always tons of lovely supplies to check through! For information on upcoming workshops call Debbie at 386 446-5825.
Friday, February 8, 2013
|Stamp Annie UMT 1518 with Ranger Archival Ink on 140 lb. cold press water color paper.|
|Color Annie with Tombow Markers and watercolor brush.|
|Cut Annie out and glue two pieces together.|
|Stamp templates of both UMQ1502 and UMP1503 on scrap card stock.|
|Use template and pencil to decide where the placement of the front window should be on an A2 card and make guidelines for the stamp.|
|Print front window stamp according to guidelines.|
|Print inside window stamp on separate card stock.|
|Color and cut out the front window opening.|
|Color and cut out the inside window.|
|Glue inside window to inside of card, opposite front window.|
|Glue Annie looking out the inside window.|
|Here she is looking out at you from her window!|
|Add grass at the bottom of the outside window with stamp from the UM 3521 set.|
Friday, February 1, 2013
Wow Art Impressions Stamps has so much variety. I just got a new little boy Front-N-Backs stamp set UMQ1524). You can work with Peter just the same way as I did with his sister Becky (UMT1519) in the Magic Garden Card, oh and by the way that card is published in Just cards 3D, which is on page 107! Now, I have a fence (UMP 1499) that either of the children can look over!
Here are the steps
|Using the Stazon Ink again stamp the fence onto the front side of an A2 card slightly above the bottom edge.|
|Cut directly across the top of the fence and then up to the top along the fold. You will be trimming away a rectangle.||Stamp the fence on the reverse side trying to stay neatly at the cut edge.|
|Because Peter is kneeling on a chair and not standing, he just peeks over the fence!|
|Inside the Card|