I thought I would share a couple cards that I had in the recent issue of Paper Crafts. (Which, by the way, is an incredible issue.) I received some emails with questions about two of them, so here they are…
The first has layered stars to form a shaped card. Just mix and match scraps and you are good to go! I cut the stars with my Silhouette, but you could use THIS die set too.
Here is another from the issue. It shows using a circle punch to create waves, and to create a cloud mask to ink over…
Just popping in quickly to link you to some fun things. Some great inspiration. Some giveaways. Some enabling. All good.
First, I have to tell you about what some of my wonderful friends did for me. After Lila was born, they got together and created some amazing cards for her. And each and every one is inspiring, special and sweet. To all of you ladies who played along, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I am still going through them all as time permits… and it is always the highlight of my day. (By the way, if you ever read about how this industry is cut-throat or negative – don’t believe it. This is proof of that this industry is filled with good, generous, thoughtful people who look out of each other. And that makes me happy.) You can find all the Welcome Lila Grace cards HERE.
And another crew of awesomely sweet ladies created even more cards for Lila. A Blog Named Hero is a newer blog with some amazing talent. Be sure to head HERE and see all the goodness. Thank you, also, gals. XOXO.
Today I have a card up on the Paper Crafts Connections blog showing how to stamp on glitter. Yes, it is possible! Be sure to head THERE to read a bit about how it is done.
Here is another idea using this technique, but with a different spin…
First, I covered white cardstock with a piece of Be Creative Tape Sheet (double sided adhesive). I then sprinkled on Warm Highlight Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitter and burnished it (rubbed well) with a bone folder. This presses the glitter in good, making it look like shiny velvet and also keeping it from rubbing off. (It really does work! Love this glitter – it is unique!) Because it is micro fine, it gets very smooth and subtle. Lovely.
I then stamped the new Paper Smooches fire image on top of the glitter with Jet Black Archival Ink and added coloring with Copic Markers. When using Copics on this glitter, I just kinda dab the tip to color and it blends quickly and easily when you add other colors. If you color back and forth too much it may bleed a bit. But if it does? No worries. Just “erase” the extra color with your colorless blender. You can also use Sharpies for this coloring, too.
In Stretch Your Stamps, Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, and many of your favorite stamping artists across the globe show examples of different types of stamps and how to use them in innovative ways. Stretch your stamping dollar by learning how to get the most out of your stamps with fresh, new techniques and clever tips! Each day will focus on a specific type of stamp – background, collage, sentiment, etc. – and will include five different innovative ideas on how to include them in your next card design.
Join Jennifer, Kristina and special guests Tim Holtz, Ali Edwards and more, for 50+ card ideas and 20+ videos as you learn to Stretch Your Stamps!
Class runs July 9 – July 23 and includes shopping discounts to favorite online stores and lots of prizes.
I am really excited about this class as it will encourage us to use our stamps in more creative ways – getting more from them. And the guest artists are coming up with incredible ideas! Here is a video Kristina did about the class…
Will be fun!
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