Sunday, February 12, 2012

3D Flower Class

These two cards were from a workshop I took out at Country Lane Scrapbooking in Surrey. The technique was fun to do and created a pretty impressive looking card (but not a good one for mailing).

Wax Resist

I watched a video on this technique on Stamp TV by Gina K. Loved the effect and so easy I had to try right away. Simply stamp the image and fill in using a white crayon (stole one from my grandson - actually I asked and he said he didn't like or use the white one anyway). then the background was sponged with ink. Lastly, any excess ink was removed from stamped image with a paper towel. Easy Peezy.

Copic Class-Poppies

A class by Marie Kirkwood at Scrap Arts, North Vancouver. This was an introductory copic class and I learned alot of new things and I hope improved my technique. This photo is a little washed out. The colours were actually very vivid and the picture doesn't do it justice.

Watercolour with reinkers

These cards are all from a workshop by Marie Kirkwood that I took at Scrap Arts, North Vancouver. The effect is very impressive and difficult looling but surprizingly easy to do. Want to do a bunch more cards in this technique if I am ever home long enough.

Black Magic on Kraft Paper

A cool technique done by stamping an image onto Kraft Cardstock using black ink. The image is then coloured in using pencil crayons (crayol type work fine).

Flowers in a Vase

I have had this stamp for ions and never used it until I saw a card done with it on the internet. Once I used it, it has become one of my favourites. I believe it was a Hero Arts stamp - one of the first stamps I ever bought. I stamped it with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured the image with copics. Pink and green is one of my favourite colour combos and love this patterned paper. Unfortunately I got a bit too sloppy when I distressed the edges of the Spellbinder (I know distressing is not meant to be neat but this was a little too messy). Used some of the pattern paper on the card inside as well. Love the soft effect of the second card. I did softer, more delicate colouring on the image for it. The embossing on the background cardstock really gives a lovely effect I think and like the labels and ovals from Spellbinders for the image and sentiment.

Easter Cards - 2011

For these Easter cards I used two stamps I have from Whipper Snapper. Both were stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with copics (colours recorded at home). The third card I made as an Easel Card and used some Martha Steward border punches and hand cut the grass. The eggs were a cheap $1 stamp I cut out and scattered on the grass. The Happy Easter sentiment was also a cheap $1 stamp. Like the plaid patterned paper on the second card but the stamp is so large only a small border of it shows.

Another Valentine's Day Card

Since I am so behind in my postings, this is a card I made last year for Valentine's Day. The image and sentiment is from Lilli of the Valley. It was coloured with copics (I have the colours recorded somewhere but not home to look for my records). Have no idea again the name of the patterned paper (again recorded at home). The image and sentiment were both stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, cut, embossed and layered with Spellbinders. Flowers and ribbon from my stash finished the card off. A small strip of the patterned paper on the inside finished it off.

Valentine's Day Cards

This is a card I made last year and just now getting it posted. I sort of scraplifted the idea of the cascading hearts from a card I saw on the internet. I punched some of hearts and hand cut others. Some were embossed using various embossing folders, some stamped using a variety of stamps (fancy heart stamps, background stamps). Then I distressed all the edges with ink. The sentiment stamps was just a StudioG $1 stamp from Michaels. To finish it off I embellished it with some layered flowers and added a little bling with some pink crystals. The black cardstock background makes the pink hearts really pop and stand out.