Thursday, May 17, 2012

Whoo is Special?

These cards are for my kids teachers.  School ends this Friday.  Artful Times challenge helped me in creating these cards.

Supplies: Kraft paper, sewing pattern tissue paper, stamps, Cricut machine, grunge paper, archival ink from ranger, distress inks (all the browns), ink blending tool, sewing floss, rock candy crackle paint.

1. using the Cricut, I cut out the shawdow box in kraft and the frame in grunge broad.
2. I stamped on the tissue paper and then ripped it to the size of the shadow and glued it down.
3. Inked on the wrinkles using distress ink.
4. inked the frame with distress inks.
5. coated the frame with rock candy crackle paint.
6. let dry.
7. wrap floss around frame.
8. Stamp the base card with background stamp and ink edges using blending tool.
9. stamp on title (make use your words are correct, speaking from experience)
10. Glue frame to shadow.
11. Glue the entire thing to the card.

These were a lot of fun to make.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What's the Word, Bird?

This is a card that I made for my son's speech teacher.  This also fits with Artful Times Challenge: Birds.

For this project, I used white cardstock, glossy paper, ranger archival inks, TIm Holtz distress inks, Tim Holtz distress markers, a blending tool stamps, and glossy accents.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Challenge #5 Shattered Stains

HI everyone.  My kids are in their last week of school for the year.  So I am enjoying my time, being in my craft room, while they are not here.

Today I am posting my project for Challenge #5   Shattered Stains   from Linda's blog Studio L3.  This weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamp.  Simon Says Stamp is generously offering a $25 gift card to their store.

This technique, Shattered Stains, comes from  Tim Holtz's Book,  A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2, on page 48.

So here is my project.  I made 5 4x4 cards (three are shone here).  I used white card stock, distress inks (several colors), two different masks, spray ink, grunge paper, rock candy crackle paint, smooches, distress stains, and my  Cricut to cut out the die.  

Thanks for looking.