Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Resist Technique

There are so many ways to do resist techniques. This one is fairly simple.

To make sure that the two pieces at the top and bottom of the butterfly resist, a half sheet of cream card stock was stamped with light brown ink using a crackle stamp. Now cut it in half.

On one half of the paper talc, shake off excess and using VersaMark, randomly stamp image. Emboss with clear embossing powder.

Using Distressed Inks by Ranger, sponge yellow and orange over stamped image. The embossed image will "resist" the ink. Now very lightly and carefully sponge a light to medium brown ink just over the image. This will make it "pop" off the paper. (trust me it will pop, it is amazing)

The other half of the crackle stamped paper is used for the top and bottom "bars". I could see textured paper used here or scrapbook paper.

The phrase is an innie and outie that says "...I care." on the inside.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

You Are Inscribed on the Palms of His Hands

You will recognize the phrase from the previous post. This time it is done with white fineline embossing powder and on the same scrapbook paper as well.

The purple card base echoes the purple in the paper. This is a very fast and easy card that emphasizes the elegant design of the K and Company paper.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Butterflies and Fairies

A cream card stock card base with rounded corners is the first supply and paper crafting step. The K and Company scrapbook paper was cut 1/4 inch smaller than the card base and those corners were rounded as well.

Inkadinkado is the maker of the butterfly stamp.
1. Talc the paper.
2. Stamp butterfly with VersaMark.
3. Fineline white embossing powder is next, heat
to emboss.
4. The phrase (Stampabilities) is stamped with
black dye ink.
5. Attach to card base, if glue is used place under
heavy book to keep flat and crisp looking.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wild Horses

Inkadinkado manufactured this acrylic stamp. There are six images in the set, each of them a work of art.

The bandanna print scrapbook paper is a perfect setting for a western themed card. By using black ink to sponge the edges of the card and the rectangular horse stamped on cream paper, the entire card is pulled together.

The offset and angled black rectangle is accented by dots of pewter Liquid Pearls in each corner.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Classic Thirds

The difference in these cards is the placement of the one-third portion. One on the top and the other on the bottom. I have never been able to decide which one I like the best.

These were done with Cuttlebug A2 embossing folders on a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of card stock that was attached to a card base after embossing. The color on the flowers and stems was done with chalks and sprayed to keep the chalks from rubbing off.

The small phrase is from Hero Arts. It has been die cut with Spellbinders Nestibilites Ovals.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

An Experiment

There was really no solid plan involved here. It was one of those, "I wonder what this would look like?" designs.

The beginning was sponging the colors on through an oval stencil that was cut with a Spellbinders Mega Oval die. Next came the flower stamped in dark brown and finally the phrase. Both stamps by Hero Arts.

I had a card base that was waiting to be used and this was the perfect design for it.

The textured light mauve paper that is attached to the card base is from a Sizzix texture plate.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Stencil An Oval

The base of this card is a Glimmer Mist background that has been attached to the card base. My preferred method with this type of background is to make a huge batch of backgrounds, attach them to the card base and pull them for cards as needed. The Glimmer Mists are rather messy AND addictive. (you have been warned, LOL)

I used a Mega Oval by Spellbinders on a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of card stock to cut the stencil. This was taped to the card base and lightly sponged with a brown ink. A black Sharpie was used to further delineate the oval from the background.

To match the long narrow oval, I used a long flower stamp. I used a black ink for the stamping of the flower and the scalloped lace border.

The edges of the card base have been sponged with dark brown ink and then a narrow sponging of black was also applied. This softens the edges of the card and adds depth.