Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
So a few more sheets to add to my stash!! I really like the ivory with the petals!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
They all feature double embossed backgrounds, a laser printed digital stamp from Beccy's of a watch which I watercoloured, a greeting and a leaf punchie. I really like the look of the double embossed backgrounds - lots of depth. They require solid core cardstock and in this case I created what I needed using regular cardstock and acrylic paint. You can click the link above and get all the details OR find double embossed backgrounds in my LABELS.
Found all the elements I needed in my stash so these came together reasonably quickly!!
Friday, January 11, 2013
I started with white scraps from my cardmaking and crafting and created white pulp by shredding, soaking and then blending the paper. I used paper napkins for colour. They don't need to be soaked because they absorb water instantly. I thoroughly blended navy blue and burgundy paper napkins and added that to the two different batches. I added hand cut paper snippets to the blue batch - pink, purple, several different blues and some silver. I added flower petals, grass and herbal tea to the pink batch. Above you can see the sheets I made up when I got home with the remaining pulp. I will be teaching this same group a techniques class next week. Looking forward to making different pulps for that class.
If you are a paper crafter I would highly recommend learning to make paper. You will be able to use all your scraps to make paper you can use in your crafting!! It is fun and environmentally friendly!! If you have any questions about the process just ask!!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
It is part of life but not easy to handle when those close to us pass on. They are in a better place and we need to keep that in our hearts as we grieve.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Might be making Christmas cards with these sheets. If you are wanting to challenge yourself to making Christmas cards over the year and would like a little inspiration I would like to recommend the Christmas Card Challenge that my sister is hosting. Here is the quick link to this year's challenges. Here and here and here are the quick links to past challenges.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I started with a kraft card base, layered on a double embossed background (so fun to make - check out instructions here) and some lace then added a mini collage element which I layered with two decorative label (SU) punchies in black. Added my greeting which was punched with the punch (SU).
Came together fairly quickly! I like having supplies ahead so that I don't have to do everything from scratch when I want a card!!
Thursday, January 03, 2013
On the left hand card I layered the snowflakes over a wax resist background, added some snowflake sequins and attached them to the card front using little white brads. In keeping, with the simple look of this card I added a little circular vellum greeting which I just glued to the decorative paper!! On the right hand card, I layered the felted snowflakes onto a brown embossed background (SU), added some string hangers which I glued to the back using double sided tape, added some sequins and attached them using brown mini brads. Thrifty Tip: I coloured the domes of white ones with a brown sharpie - voila - brown ones!! I added a colour printed greeting which I punched with the modern label punch (SU).
The top card uses a background from my stash. It was an experiment in using an acrylic block and ink pads to monoprint on cardstock. It did not suit my purpose when I created it but today it was the perfect thing to layer this cute light bulb sticker on to! I embossed the layer (SU), glued it to a coordinating card front and added a layered colour printed greeting (SU).
The left hand card has a white on white quilted background embossed with snowflakes (CB) which I found in my stash. I added the little Santa gift tag, a layered colour printed greeting and mounted the whole thing to a coordinating card front. The right hand card has an embossed background which I highlighted with glitter. Once dry, I added a snowman gift tag and a layered colour printed greeting.
I have saved the tissue paper the gifts were wrapped in for making some serendipity backgrounds later on.
These cards came together very serendipitously. I started with the cool wax crayon/wallpaper backgrounds I found in my stash. In my images stash (actually a plastic container which used to hold a set of SU stamps) I found a set of birds I had created using clear embossing powder as a resist with watercolour that worked well with them!! I added a white layer to all the birds and found colour printed greetings which coordinated (another plastic container) and punched them out with the modern label punch (SU). For each greeting I cut a coloured cardstock modern label punchie in two lengthwise and glued the two halves to the back of the punchie so just a bit of each would show on the top and bottom to give it a bit of pizzazz. After layering my background to a coordinating card I attached the bird image and the greeting using 3D foam tape.
And so begins a new year of creating!! Be sure to count your blessings this year!!