Friday, 6 January 2012

Cards to Go

August workshop found us making early Christmas cards, we had fun with die cuts, metal tape (again) alcohol inks and paint.  Several cards were produced throughout the day and below are a few of them:-
Waterfall card

 All sections were precut ready to assemble, stamp and put together for this waterfall card that was requested.  Quite fiddly, but worth the work to put it together and can of course be used for any type of card, not just Christmas. Photos could be placed on each square instead of stamped images, to make it more personal for the recipient.


Technique from Craft Stamper

This is a simple technique, I found in Craft Stamper last year, mask all sides off and with a blending tool colour the oblong within using distress ink. I have used a Penny Black stamp and embellished with red stickles.  This card could be used for any occasion just by changing the stamps and ink colour used.

Credit for this design must go to Linda Elbourne, though I have changed it slightly due to different die cut and stamps used for the purpose of the workshop.  Narrow corrugated card painted with black acrylic, highlighted with silver.  The snowflake die cut embossed with silver embossing powder.  The greeting triple embossed.



A snowflake die cut adhered to cardstock and covered with foil tape, squiggle around the background with stylus, painted with Aqua acrylic paint dabber, lightly sanded, mat and layer onto card.

Similar technique to previous card, using Tim Holtz Reindeer die cut and punched snowflakes, but coloured with alcohol inks instead of paint. Lightly sanded back to reveal plain metal on raised areas.

That is all for today, will be back tomorrow with more updates. I might even find out how to arrange the layout a lot better than I have managed. Oh drat......  Until then....

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