Sunday, March 30, 2014

Archeology Contest

Recently on Gingerwood Bulletin Board, we were challenged to use supplies that we've had for at least 5 years and not used.  I had a lot of this, but gave away some of them.  This are the items I chose to use.
These are Marvy Metallic markers.  I also used the water Mini Mister and black glossy cardstock.  I scribbled the markers onto the black cardstock and misted it with water, both before and after applying.  I also placed a sheet of plastic wrap over the wet ink and smoothed it out a bit, then allowed it dry.  When I removed the plastic wrap, this card appeared.
I stamped the sentiment on the image and embossed with gold embossing powder, then mounted it on glossy gold cardstock and a white card base.

Friday, March 21, 2014

RW&B birthday

I haven't made cards for a while.  The mojo just left me.  I just got a new address for my grandson who has birthday next week, so made a quick card and put it in the mail.  He probably won't get it in time, because he's on the other side of the world.  The gold brads are to represent the brass buttons on his uniform, although his are probably in a straight line.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Catching up

I spent some time sorting and organizing my craft room after spending time doing yard work.  One finally step was to bring my Ott-Lite floor lamp into craft room from my reading space.  Now, I can see to assemble cards at this counter top high table.
With this new area to work, I decided to create a few personal birthday cards.
This background paper is from the Ombre pad by Colorbok and is shaded from dark to light from bottom to top.  I made this card with top section, but put it in folder backwards, so it's debossed.  I wanted color to show, so I added ink to embossing folder and ran it through again.

This is lower portion of same paper, embossed correctly this time.  The flowers are from containers of Bride's flowers from Michaels.  I chose scraps from my stash to go with the color of flowers.  Tiny brads hold the flowers to card.  Sentiments are gold stickers.

For this card I used a very old brass stencil for sentiment.  I embossed it, then added Krylon gold marker through the stencil.  Both circles are cut with Spellbinder's dies and staggered to create diamonds.  The background paper is from Watercolor pad by Colorbok and is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder with diamonds.  I punched some diamonds to embellish the embossed diamonds.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sorting scraps

When I get overwhelmed by a problem, I need to try to find a solution.  Since I had lots of paper scraps piled on my table, I needed a place to put them as I sorted them.  The first step was to create some storage containers from some empty Kleenex boxes.  You can see the tutorial HERE.  I have a lot of these for storage, but I needed some empty ones.
When the glue had dried and I could remove clothes pins, I started sorting into the boxes.  I used 4 containers.  Full and large sheets went into the existing container.  Medium size pieces (suitable for layering) went into 2nd box.  Patterned paper had it's own box and those odd shaped pieces (suitable for punches and stamping images) went into the 4th box.
This looked pretty good until I turned around to see where I had stacked stamped images, digi images and die cut papers.  Where to begin with this...