Posts Tagged ‘technique’

Having Fun With Paper

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Hi Everyone. This is Susan with a simple way to do something a little different and a great way to use up your pile of designer paper that you’ve been hoarding. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has a pile to use up.

Start with a piece of card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 11″ and score it at 5 1/2″. This is your standard top folding card base. Add another score line along the long side at 2 3/4″ and this will give you your ‘fun fold’.

I went through my designer paper stash and because I’ve just piled them all together without any packaging I can’t tell you exactly which paper came from which company. I just searched through my pile and pulled out all the ones with blues and browns because I knew those were the colors I wanted to use. When I found 3 I liked I started cutting my panels. I cut 2 panels at 4 x 2 1/2″ and 1 panel at 5 1/4 x 4′ and then cut black card stock to give each panel just the tiniest bit of a frame.

I adhered each piece like you see in the picture above and then cut the pieces for the stamping. I cut 2 pieces of white card stock to 3 3/4 x 2 3/4″ and cut 2 pieces of black card stock to 4 x 3″. I adhered the white to the black and then adhered them to the card panel.

The trick to lining them up is to adhere the one on the right, which is the inside of the card, first. Fold the cord at the 5 1/2″ score line so that all your paper is facing inside. Then fold the 2 3/4″ fold back to the left. Now you’ll see the paper. Position the panel to go on the front of the card on top of the panel you adhered on the inside of the card so that it covers it completely. Make a little pencil mark where the top panel meets the edge of the panel you folded back. Put adhesive on the back of the top panel being sure not to go past that pencil line so when you adhere it to the front of the card it only sticks to the front. ( I really hope that makes sense.)

Now, I forgot to add the stamping to the front of the card before I adhered it. I recommend you do that first as I had to mask everything off and then stamp. It worked out but it would’ve been easier to stamp first. I didn’t add any color to the flower since there is so much going on with all the patterns on the papers. If you are not one who likes to color then this is a great technique for you. I’ll add a personal message to the inside and then this card is ready for the mail.

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Strawberry Thanks Card

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Dawn here from the little mennonite blog with a strawberry thanks card for you today.  Like many of you I await Spring and Summer and I love strawberries!  Here we go!

Directions:

Die cut the Paper Smooches Thanks Word die (twice) and other pieces of patterned Lawn Fawn paper as shown above.  Although I used older Lawn Fawn paper you can get the same effect by using this Lawn Fawn 6×6 paper pack.

To die cut the blue scalloped edge under the yellow, use the Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Boarders die, as shown above.

Adhere patterned paper to an A2 card front.  Using the Lawn Fawn stamp set Sweet Friends stamp images and colour as shown.  Be sure the use Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the stamping so your alcohol ink markers won’t make the ink run.  Below is the directions for the strawberry.

Tuesday with Tara {take 137}

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

For today’s card I was inspired to do two things… play with the color ORANGE and try a new background stamp technique with my Tim Holtz stamp platform.  I probably should have stopped a few steps before I did, but now that I’ve walked away from the project and am coming back to it, it’s growing on me.  Regardless, I had fun and did succeed with both those goals!  Hope you like the card, or can look past it and learn a fun technique 🙂

Let me first say that I saw this technique on a video shared by Unity Stamp Company… I looked for it so I could share the link, but haven’t been able to track it down.  If I find it, I’ll add the link here!  The stamp I chose may not be the best for this technique, but it was still fun!

I used a cling mounted background stamp (this is an OLD one by Hero Arts) and three shades of yellow/orange Distress Ink.  After lining up my paper with the stamp and securing it with magnets, I started with the lightest color and randomly inked spots over the background.  I repeated this with two more colors, gradually filling in the entire card surface.  I went back with the middle color to fill in any gaps that were still there and created a fun, multi-toned background in just a few steps!  Because Distress Inks layer and blend so well, there were no harsh lines where the colors met or overlapped.  I used full size ink pads, but you could probably get even better results with the mini Distress Inks!

When I went to assemble my card, I found the background had too much white space for the rest of the ideas I had in my head, so I kept going… blending some Distress Ink over it, stamping another background stamp & eventually adding a large splatter of Distress Stain. It got pretty ugly before I (hopefully) redeemed it. LOL. but, I added a pretty die cut (another old fave by Memory Box), book print, a sentiment stamp (another oldie by Art Impressions) and some pretty orange ribbon… and came up with this:

I finished it off with a light shadow with the black Stablio pencil and some glitter…

At the very least, I can say that I was indeed creating with abandon, as the sentiment says.  Maybe that’s not always the best advice… but it came out okay in the end 😉

I also have to say, apart from the Stamp Platform, I used a bunch of older supplies that hadn’t seen any love for a while to make this card. A new tool like the platform (and the new mini that is available for pre-order, which is awesome if the larger one is a bit over your budget!) can really give new life to the supplies you have already!

Hope you find time to be creative this week!  See you next Tuesday!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Distress Inks

Distress Stain

Cling mounted background stamp

White cardstock

Memory Box Poppy Die

Art Impressions Sentiment