Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Real Red 1-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone brad, self adhesive rhinestones, 1-3/4 x 7/8” Oval punch and then Basic Black cardstock cut Scalloped Oval Punch, Decorative Label punch, glue dots
4. Insert the label into the Decorative Label punch upside down, just enough so the curve of the “second shoulder” lines up to give a rounded edge. See photo below for placement.
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Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Blender Pen, Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Daffodil Delight 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, self adhesive pearls, self adhesive rhinestones, Rhinestone brads
Techniques: Watercoloring with Blender Pens
Monday, May 9, 2011
I used the new Fabulous Florets stamp set. I made the tulip embossing smaller, to fit on a 3-1/4" x 4" piece of cardstock and sponged the raised areas with Pretty in Pink ink to make them stand out. (To see how to use the Framed Tulip embossing folder to emboss a peice of cardstock smaller than its standard size, please see my previous post. http://mnfroggie.blogspot.com/2011/05/springtime-card-and-tutorial-on.html) The stem was stamped in Wild Wasabi ink, and I matted the image on Wild Wasabi cardstock. The base is Whisper White and the strip across the back is Pretty in Pink cardstock stamped with flowers from the same stamp set using Melon Mambo ink. To make the main flower, I inked the image in Pretty in Pink ink and then used a Melon Mambo marker to define each of the petals. After I had highlighted each petal with the marker, I huffed on the stamp and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock, cut it out and mounted it on a dimensional. To get a Melon Mambo colored brad, I rubbed the top of a 5/16" Jumbo brad into my Versamark pad, then dipped it in Melon Mambo embossing powder. I held it with a clothes pen and used my heat gun to melt the embossing powder. Then I let it sit for a few minutes in the clothes pen to let it cool down. And finally, there is a tutorial below on how to make the bow.
Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, (Versamark - to make brad)
Accessories: Framed Tulip embossing folder, 5/16" jumbo brad, sponge, Pretty in Pink 5/8" satin ribbon, piercing tool, paper snips
Techniques: Sponging, Brad Bow
I recommend using this technique with thin or average weight ribbon – 1/8” or 3/8” taffeta, crocheted lace, 5/8” satin, 5/8” organza, 1/4" grosgrain or 1/2” seam binding. I will post a tutorial on how to make a brad bow with thick or heavy weight ribbon later this week.
And that's it! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that you try making your own brad bow.
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Don't forget to check back later in the week for the part 2 of my brad bow tutorial! Have a great week and happy stamping!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
On the card base, I used the Very Vintage wheel in Baja Breeze ink, so it doesn't show up a lot in the photo. Then I stamped the flowering branch image from the Easter Blossoms set on 2x5.5" sheet in soft suede and then sponged on some soft suede ink. To add a little color, I scribled over the blossoms with a pretty in pink marker, quickly and messily, no need to stay inside the lines.
I embossed a 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock with the Framed Tulip embossing folder, see below for directions. Then I heat embossed the girl with white embossing powder, then sponged around the image and over the embossed tulip edge heavily with crumb cake ink to give it some depth. I also sponged a little soft suede ink around the edge. Added a brad with ribbon tucked in it and adhered. For the sentiment, I stamped in soft suede on whisper white and then sponged on more soft suede ink.
Then my favorite part of this card... the faux flower soft! I saw this somewhere and for the life of me I can't rembemer where! (middle aged brain) Sorry, I would love to give the credit to whoever came up with this idea. I made the faux flower soft by distressing a piece of pink pirouette paper until I had accumulated a little pile of pink paper fuzz. I put tombow multi glue on the basket image and added the fuzz to give a basket of flowers. I love this so much, because it allows me to use this image for any occasion, instead of it being just for Easter cards.
Stamps:Easter Blossoms, Very Vintage Wheel
Paper:Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, First Edition, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink:Versamark, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink (marker), Crumb Cake (for sponging)
Accessories:White Embossing Powder, Baja Breeze seam binding, Subtles glimmer brads, large oval and scalloped oval punch, sponge, distressing tool, tombow multi glue, framed tulips embossing folder
Techniques: Faux Flower Soft, Big shot Embossing, Heat Embossing, Sponging
And last but not least, here is the tutorial on changing the size of the Framed Tulips embossing folder.
2. Insert your cardstock all the way into the embossing folder (to the hinge). Make sure that it is centered.
4. When you open your embossing folder, one half of the cardstock will be embossed. Turn it around so that the embossed area is moved away from the hinge. (Don’t flip it over).
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I fell in love with the Open Sea stamp set as soon as I saw it and knew right away that I wanted to use it to CASE this lovely card by darleenstamps. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1868780
I changed the stamps and added a fisherman’s knot, but kept the color scheme and layout. For the knot I used white baker’s twine dyed with soft suede reinker.
3. Lay the second piece of string across the loop of the first piece. The lower part of the second string should be a short tail and doesn’t move. The upper part of this string is what moves.
4. Move the top of the second piece of string beneath the upper tail of the first piece.
5. Then place it over the lower tail.
6. Then thread the second string under the lower part of the loop of the first string and over the tail of the second string.
7. Thread the second string under the top of the loop in the first string, now your knot has been created.
8. After that, you should hold all four ends and pull the knot closed.
9. If you pull hard and tight, you will end up with something that looks like this.
10. That’s okay, just play with it and loosen it up a bit until it looks like the finished knot you want. Sometimes I have to work with the two strands to get twists removed. Your finished knot should look like this.
11. To attach this to a piece of cardstock, I secure the knot with glue dots and anchor the endson the back of the cardstock with sticky tape. It the knot is made of thick string, you may want to use dimensionals to attach that piece of cardstock to your project. (Baker’s twine is thin enough that I didn’t feel the need to use dimensionals.)
Thanks for reading my tutorial and Happy Crafting!!