Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I made this card for Paper Garden Projects Birthday Blog Bash Week 3 Challenge.
Friday, March 27, 2009
This card features vellum embossing again. I got a question about this technique, and it is really quite simple to do! For this card, the flower petals are embossed.
- For this technique you need some white vellum. I have several kinds here that I use...one is 30# and one is 36#. Both work, but the 36# is heavier and holds the embossing better I think.
- Stamp your image on to the vellum with Stazon or Memories ink....make sure it is one that dries on vellum, and let it dry.
- When it is dry, flip the image over and place it image side down on a foam mat, mouse pad, or something of that sort. I use the red foam pad that I picked up at Joanns. I also use one of these for all of my faux stitching and piercing....but I have a *special one* that I keep with no holes in it for vellum embossing.
- Then, using a dry embossing tool, gently rub the areas that you wish to emboss. When you do this, the pressure and heat of the tool rubbing will gently stretch the vellum and turn it white! Once you get a feel for your vellum, you will learn how much pressure you can exert before you tear the vellum.
For this daisy I embossed the petals, turning them white. Then I took a Copic Marker and colored the leaves on the back side of the vellum and the flower center on the front side of the vellum. I wanted the green to be a bit more muted and the yellow to be brighter. Test your copic colors on a scrap piece of vellum as the colors look different on vellum!
I cut the flower image out and attached it to my prepared card with glue dots. A little hint here....you can easily hide glue dots behind your embossed areas without them showing!
This card is a flocked card by Heidi Grace that has an embossed window in it. I lined the inside of the card in this instance so I could tuck my flowers into it. Butterfly punch is by Martha Stewart and has been embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Ribbon is May Arts. Both stamps are by Printworks. All of these products besides the Martha Stewart punch can be purchased through The Stamp Shoppe.
A few last ideas on Vellum Embossing:
- The embossing turns the vellum white where you apply pressure.
- To add color, you can color the right side of your image after you've embossed, but be aware this will cover up any white areas that you've embossed; they will be *bumpy* but no longer white. This will be the most vivid coloring method.
- For subtle color, color the back of the image *BEFORE* you pressure emboss, then use *GENTLE PRESSURE* and add your embossing highlights; this will allow a *frosty* version of the color show through along with the white.
- You can also color the backside of the image *AFTER* you've embossed what you want. When you add color now, the white embossing will stay white...just how cool is that?!
Hope this is clearer than a mud puddle to you.....
I made this card for a challenge over at my SBS2 sister's blog....check it out, there are goodies to be won!! Good Luck!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
I separated the happy birthday outline stamp (the rubber cafe) by stamping each word separately so it fit the space I had. I also colored the letters with Copic YG67 for added *pop.*
Other details: Flowers by Prima, glitter brad by Creative Imaginations, dragonfly brads by Creative Impressions, and Cuttlebug branches folder for my background.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Designer paper is from BasicGrey's Marrakech Collection. The base cardstock is by SU!
From the Heart is also from The Rubber Cafe. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This little ladybug stamp from Whippersnapper was just begging to hop onto this card! I colored her with Copic Markers, highlighted her with Copic Spica markers and cut her out.
She is layered on two panels that have been die cut and embossed with Nestabilities Labels Two dies. The ribbon is layered on a piece that has been punched with Fiskars Threading Water edge punch.
Designer paper is by Cosmo Cricket and has been faux stitched and distressed with the Memory Memories distressing tool. I just love the summery feel of it!
I used some Conchos by Scrapworks over some adhesive gems for a fun look. They are easy to use, just pop them through the cardstock over the gem and then flatten the legs on the back with your paper piercer or bone folder.
Just for you is from Printworks.
All of these items can be purchased through The Stamp Shoppe, a local stamp store I blog for.
JoAnn and Heidi would be happy to work with you, let them know I sent you!
Monday, March 16, 2009
This card features papers from BasicGrey's Marrakech Collection and stamps from The Rubber Cafe.
For the Paisley Dragonflies I used the babywipe technique on glossy paper, then simply stamped the image in black ink and cut them out. This makes for a very fast and easy way to add color to a beautifully detailed stamp.
I stamped Together in navy ink and then surrounded it with adhesive gems and the dragonflies.
For the flower I punched out an element from the designer paper and stuck a clear adhesive sticker over it for the effect of an epoxy brad.
Thanks for taking a peek!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Card base is white cardstock, the layer is some Imaginisce Designer Paper from Fairest of them All Collection. I used faux stitching to add some dimension.
Top note die is run through as a folded piece, so that is the opening portion of the card.
Stamp sets used are Inspired by Nature (grass in Certainly Celery) and Flight of the Butterfly.
Flower centers are glittered with Art Institute's Flax Ultrafine Transparent glitter.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
This lace flower (K-1118) and springtime are by The Rubber Cafe. This card is quick and fun to make. (If you like the flower, contact Melissa at The Rubber Cafe and give her the item number I provided above)
I embossed a white panel with Cuttlebug's Paisley Embossing Folder and layered it on a white card.
The background is the Baby Wipe Technique. I use a piece of glossy cardstock, a wet wipe, SU! reinkers and an unsharpened pencil. I make a *stamp* by quartering the wet wipe the long way and wrapping it around the pencil. By *pinching* the ends together, you make a stamp of sorts. Add your reinker drops to the bottom of your stamp, leaving space between them if you what white streaks in your background paper. Then just pull the pencil over the glossy cardstock.
Finally I stamped the image, trimmed and faux stitched the panel. Thanks for taking a peek!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Cardstock: SU! Chocolate Chip
Designer Paper: BasicGrey's Granola Collection
Stamp: Pink Paislee's Vintage Moon Set
Chipboard: Making Memories
Here is a quick tutuorial on how to make the punched owl with SU! punches. Here are the punched pieces you will need:
Next I cut the Scalloped Circle to make wings and the flowers to make the feet and the beak.
I already have punched some tummy feathers with the Scalloped Circle punch.
Next, attach his tummy feathers as shown.
This is not my original idea...I found it while blog hopping this morning and had to make him my own. If you make a project with this little fellow, I'd love to see it, pop me a link in a comment!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
SU! Night of Navy and Brocade Blue, Cuttlebug's Paisley Embossing Folder, Yellow Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch, SU! Oval Punches, Stampendous! HI!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I then used a hand-held heart punch to punch out all of the *dots* that were there. I added some little green gems for some bling!
The flowers are by Imaginisce and are finished off with a glitter dot from Dress It Up!
For the small medallion I punched it out with a Marvy Scallop punch....the yellow one, and popped it up on foam tape.
Birthday Wishes is from Impression-Obsession and is stamped in Night of Navy.