Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Celia's Card

My pen pal Celia sent me this card.
I just loved what she did.  
She is so talented and jerks me out
of my safe little box with her great ideas.
Thanks Celia!

Love Glitter Glue

 I have been playing with my Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps.
They sat ignored in my studio until a few weeks ago.
While I don't have that many, what I do have is more
than adequate for making some great cards.

The texture on the card base on both cards is
from some Anna Griffin embossing folders.
Then I used a sponge with purple ink to
make the raised embossing stand out.
This required a very light touch.
The glitter glue on the Rubber Stamp Tapestry images
really pops them.  They go from ordinary to wow.
A Spellbinders Lacy Ovals die was used to cut the
oval under the stamped oval.
On the bottom card I fussy cut the scallops.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Small Stamps

 The individual tiny stamps on these cards
are from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.
After stamping various colors of 
glitter glue were applied.
 The phrase was computer generated and die cut before
stamping.  A Spellbinders Lacy Oval die was used to accent
the oval.  The background design paper is by DCVW.
The above card is on a different background paper.
It is far to busy.  I much preferred the top two cards.
I tried the dark purple under the lacy oval to make
the stamped oval stand out, but it just did not work.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Another White Wash Techniqe

The white wash technique is relatively simple.
Begin by stamping your image with Versa Mark
or white pigment ink on craft paper.  
Use fineline white embossing powder.
Now using some type of water color to
"wash" the image and then add soft accents
of color.  I like to start with the color
at the bottom of the petal and
use a fairly damp brush to pull the
color outward until it blends into the white.

The stamp is a PSX or Personal Stamp Exchange.
They have been out of business for a number or years.
This series of stamps are known in the older stampers
world as "The Botanicals".

The ribbon at the bottom was die cut
from Cheery Lynn Designs Alison's Ribbon.

Hint - water colors can be pencils, crayons, 
markers scribbled on plastic, kids water colors,
tubes of water colors, pull ink from water based
ink pads, re-inkers.