Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Another of the new techniques I have tried this week! This just might be my favorite one yet! Look at the pattern on that paper - I made it! All you do is crumple up a piece of wax paper, flatten it again, iron over it onto a piece of glossy cardstock - then brayer over the cardstock with a dye based ink pad (in this case, Cranberry Crisp). Rub over that with a dry cotton ball and there you have it! The paper is so pretty all by itself, all I did was add the words from my God's Blessings set, also stamped in Cranberry. I matted it a couple times, added 3 brads - easily spaced and straight because of the Crafter's Tool Kit paper piercing guide. Then tie on a piece of Vanilla wide organdy ribbon & put it all on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut to the card size you like!
For step-by-step instructions see: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/waxpaperresist.php
Friday, March 23, 2007
Same layout and stamp sets as the card I just posted. Just changed the color and the images a little. The card is from Sahara Sand cardstock. The Background Basics includes the stars that are stamped in VersaMark on the Not Quite Navy cardstock. I used Navy & Pumpkin Pie for coloring in the mouse's clothes and brought it together by using those two cardstocks too. In real life, the bow is the same color as the Navy cardstock. Funny how things change 'on film'. These cards are great to have around, fast to make and cute as can be. I really like this set!
I'm not quite as crazy about this one, but I feel like it's masculine, and I don't make a whole lot of those! I used the same technique below, Frosted Filters. I stamped Happy Birthday on the coffee filter after it was dry and glued down. Then I used another of my wheels - Great Outdoors - in Chocolate Chip. I matted the images in Always Artichoke, More Mustard, & Old Olive. I feel like this card needs something else, but can't quite place it...maybe I'll add another embellishment later.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
The juggling rabbit is from a very popular hostess set called Tags So Much. I colored in his eggs with colored pencils & matted him in Pretty In Pink. I've used a paper-pierching tool with a template (both in the Crafter's Tool Kit) to get evenly spaced and straight "holes" along the bottom edge of the torn Sage Shadow paper. Tied around a bit of 3/8 inch white organdy ribbon & stamped 'happy' from the Polka Dots & Paisley set with VersaMark. Viola! So simple!