Friday, March 28, 2008

Faux Linene Dreams

Another late challenge card for my Fab/Sassy Friends. I have been really bad. Sorry about that. This week the challenge was to use any faux technique. I chose the faux linen technique.

First I stamped the Canvas Background in Groovy Guava on Glossy cs, then I sanded the piece. I started out roughing up the background with my sanding block, but I think that the grit is too fine so then I went to medium grade sandpaper. In the future I will just do the sandpaper and I think it will help the effect. Once it was all sanded I sponged So Safron onto the piece to highlight the scratches. I then stamped my images and trimmed the piece.

Here is the tutorial for the Faux Linen Technique.


Stamps: Live your Dream, Canvas BG
Paper: Glossy White, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky dsp
Ink: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Black Brads, Groovy Guava Ribbon, ticket corner punch
Techniques: Faux Linen, paper piercing

Late Bunny Hugs

OK, this is a very very late upload for my Easter card challenge with my Fab/Sassy Friends. I did have it done on time but I never got around to uploading before I left on my trip last week. Sorry :(


Bunny Hugs, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: More Mustard, Pretty in Pink, Taken with Teal, PTI White, dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Pastel Brads, Photo Corner Punch

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wearing the Green

It's Wednesday, time for another Sassy Challenge! This week to celebrate St Patrick's Day the challenge was to make a card using all greens and neutrals. I think Riley Moose is just too cute. I will be sending this card to my brother and sister-in-law.

I am desperately trying to pay more attention to the small details on my cards. If there is any way they can be improved, please let me know. On this one I wanted to mimic the argyle pattern in the way I placed the brads, I also made sure that the corner brads were all diamond oriented while the center was square. I had to be sure that all the layers were just the right size. I cut down the center layer to assure that the ribbon was on it without any extra letters on one end or the other. Then I had to trim my image piece and those accompanying layers to assure that there was enough room for a border around them. I really am trying...and in the end I thik my cards will be better for it.


Stamps: Riley Moose, Classic Backgrounds
Paper: Kraft, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, PTI White
Ink: Brilliance Black, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Ribbon, Square Chrystal Brads, Corner Rounder, Copics

Friday, March 7, 2008

Ooooops Dahlia Card

Ooops, sorry, I forgot to post this on Wednesday. Here is this weeks card for another challenge with my Sassy/Fab Friends. This week our challenge was to try the dahlia fold technique. As I was doing this card I was cursing out the person that decided that this would be a great challenge....then I realized that the person was me. Oooops again. This of course was a bit intimidating and a little time consuming, but I think the results are pretty nice.

I didn't do any actual stamping on this card. For the background I used a Cuttlebug folder and then sponged some white craft ink over the raised images to give it more pop. I actually messed mine up. The folds are not quite right making the petals tighter than they should be so I had to add an extra petal to even it out. Oooops yet again. I guess that is a common theme this week ;)


Paper: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, GG DSP, Rose Red DSP,
Ink: White Craft
Accessories: Boho Brad by Memory Makers, Purely Pom Double stitched ribbon