Friday, March 28, 2008
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
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 :(
Stamps: 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
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
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