Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Normally I wouldn't use metal as a background for a card but I love this tin type impressions plate from PaperTrey Ink. When used in conjunction with Quikutz metal sheets, it really looks like punched tin. The flower is another spellbinders rose creations and the greeting is a Hero Arts stamp. Photo 1 shows one side of the plate and photo 2 shows the back side of the plate.
If you like this card, please visit my Pinterest page called Favorite Cards and another page showcasing my own crafts called My Papercraft Projects. Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
If you know Donna and want to send her a card, email me and I will send you the address of the hospital where she is at.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
I saw this faux embossing idea on heartshugsandflowers.blogspot.com and knew I had to give it a try. I didn't think it would come out all that great but it really came out better than I expected. You want the butterflies on the background to look like they've been embossed from an embossing folder. It does take a little time doing this but the end results are worth it, I think. I could have put a lot more on the card, like a greeting or something, but I didn't want to cover the faux embossing. Thanks for looking! Feel free to leave a comment if you want.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Please note a time change on the class for the double slider card on Thursday, July 19. It is being offered only from 1-3pm that day and not offered during the evening. Instructions will be made available on my blog after the class has taken place if you are interested in purchasing them.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
If you want a sturdy vellum that won't curl up on you, try the vellum cardstock at Stampin' Up. It's heavier than regular vellum. I've used it to put alcohol inks on then heat emboss over it and it didn't curl at all.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Hero Arts 3 Dotted Flowers stamp is available through Simon Says Stamp online. The flowers layer really nicely and emboss on both cardstock and vellum perfectly every time. The Friends stamp used in these cards is a free download available on the Hero Arts website. The Smile stamp is one I made myself. It took a while but I plan on doing this for several other words as I like the definition stamps for backgrounds.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
I will provide all the materials needed to make the card with the flower and butterfly embellishments, but there are some tools you will need to bring as well:
A paper trimmer and precision tip scissors for detail cutting
Roller adhesive and a bottle of glossy accents
A heat gun (not a hot glue gun, they are different)
A Versamark clear ink pad or other clear embossing ink pad
Please send an email to me by Tuesday, July 10 before 12:00 noon at email@example.com if you wish to take this class. Please do not reply back to this blogger email as it does not go anywhere.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A double slider card can be a standalone card or attached to a scrapbook page..........either way they will amaze the recipient. You simply pull the tab at the top of the pocket which then exposes a card that pops out the top AND the bottom at the same time. It seems like a magic trick but is so quick to make; you won't believe how easy they are. Just 3 simple steps and the card is done. The trick is knowing what material to use on the inside and when you take this class you will be amazed to find out it's a simple household item everyone has.
Supplies you will need for this class are:
A scoring board and bone folder (or let me know to bring an extra for you to borrow)
A paper trimmer
1/4 inch wide two sided tape and 1/8 inch wide as well if you have it, if not, just borrow mine
This is going to be a technique class. If you want to make the poinsettia card I will provide the materials for that, however, you can bring your own paper and embellishments if you want to design the card your own way with photos, etc.
If you want to take this class, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July16. Do not reply to this blog post as it will not come to me.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
I saw this technique on www.pattystamps.com but changed it up a little. This technique shows how to emboss on vellum then ink the vellum without covering the embossed lines, and there isn't any heat embossing involved. It is the quickest card I've ever made.
I will be having a class coming up in August on teaching techniques on how to make your own vellum embellishments -- beautiful stained glass butterflies and flowers for your cards and scrapbook pages. So keep watching as I will post photos and class info. in a day or so once my embellishments are ready for picture-taking. And by the way, Hobby Lobby has a huge assortment of single sheet vellum in all different colors. We'll be using a lot of that in upcoming classes.
In case you didn't know, my classes are always Thursday nights at Hobby Lobby. Watch my blog for a very fun, $5.00 Halloween class coming up soon to celebrate my one year anniversary being with Hobby Lobby.