Sunday, April 27, 2008

Scrap Cards

I had some scraps left over from some projects that I decided to put to use instead of finding a place to streo them:) It just happened to coincide with Jany's challenge to use your scraps. I ended up making 8 cards altogether using scraps ( I did need a bit more cardstock for the card bases, but the rest is scraps!)

The images are from Pink Cat studio. I just discovered them 2 weeks ago and fell in LOVE with Lily! All the images were colored with copic markers are were super quick to make! I love productive days!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Super simple card

This is a super simple card that we did in a Tombow Markers class I taught. The technique with the markers was super easy and I LOVE how different it came out every time! Just scribble the markers onto a piece of transparency that is a little larger than the piece of White Glossy paper for your card front. After you have covered the transparency with color from the markers, you mist the ink 2-3 times and lay it wet side down onto the glossy cardstock. Rub the ink around to get the best coverage and then lift the transparency off and let dry. Once it is dry, I stamped the grasses from a gel-a-tins set in black stazon, matted with black cardstock and adhere to the card base. It was amazing to see all the different looks that everyone in the class came up with!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hoping for spring to come!

Here's a card we did for a tombow markers class. It is watercolored with an aquapainter. Super easy to do too! you just use a scrap of acetate or clear transparency and scribble with the marker color onto the transparency and pick up the color with the aquapainter. This one was done using watercolor paper and was stamped in Saddle Brown Stazon. Ohhhh, can't wait for spring to get here!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Trying to get back into the swing of things.....

I'm really missing my craft room! We are in a rental for the next couple of months and I don't have a space of my own and I don't like it! Don't I sound spoiled! Here's the card holder (to go with the card stack class) that I promised to post a long time ago!

Cut list:
1 – 8 ½ x 7 ¼ - 2 scoops – strawberry smoothie
2 – 1 x 8 ¾ - Flamingo Bazzil
1 – 5 ¼ x 5/8 – Flamingo Bazzill
1 – 3 ½ x 3 – Flamingo Bazzill – for scallop rectangle
1 – 3 x 2 ½ - white

Other supplies:
4 – lg mint green brads
2nd largest rectangle nestabilities from small set to cut and emboss white piece
2nd largest scallop rectangle nestabilities from large set to cut flamingo bazzill
Corner rounder
Whispers ink – grand cranberry and sugarloaf green

1 – Cut and emboss white piece and cut out flamingo bazzill piece
2 - Stamp 3 flowers on white piece
3 – Score Strawberry smoothie paper as follows:
Score 1” along both long sides
Turn ¼ turn
Score at 3 ¾” and 4 ¾”
4 – Cut on the 3 ¾” and 4 ¾” score line up to the 1” score line on both sides (so you should end up with 4 - 1” cuts. Put adhesive on side pieces (1” areas) and stick together to make a box to slip the cards into. Set aside.
5 – Take the guard off of the corner rounder. Use it to create scallops on one side of the 2 5 ¼ x 5/8 pieces and both sides of the 2 – 8 ¾ x 1 pieces. Attach the pieces that are punched on 1 side to the top of the box as a decorative scallop edge. Use the brads to attach the 2 handles. To make it easier to attach the brads, place the handle where you want it to be and use a crop-o-dile to punch a small hole to thread the brad through. Open the back of the brads.
6 – Attach your stamped piece to the front and it’s ready to slip the cards inside and give as a gift!