Friday, April 13, 2012
Last card for today! I stamped the house mouse (aren't they just the most adorable stamps ever?) on some light beige cardstock, then colored it a bit with Prismacolor colored pencils. I rounded the corners of this and attached it to a kraft card. I used a beige and white chevron paper, then white paper on top of that for the banner across the bottom. The sentiment was printed on my computer. Simple but sweet!
We have a friend in the hospital with gastric surgery. I decided to make as many get well cards as I can come up with for him...LOL. I found some clip art of a bandaid and enlarged it on my computer. I then took a piece of cream card stock, inked the edges lightly with Wild Honey Distress Ink, and attached the bandaid with foam dots. I put a simple white strip with the sentiment across the bottom of a kraft card, then attached the bandaid piece on top. A little brown and white bakers twine and it's done!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Here's a card I made using a technique I learned in the Creative Chemistry 101 class. I have always loved the look of watercolors, but was never successful at using them. Using the Distress Ink Pads on a stamp and then stamping it gives the look of watercolor with no effort...a great technique. I used various Distress Inks directly on the stamp, then "huffed" on it to give it a bit of moisture and stamped directly onto watercolor paper. I then attached the water color to a craft card, added a ribbon with a dark brown pearl, then colored a cut out butterfly with Distress Ink and a water color pen (another technique learned in the class). When it was dry, I covered it in Glossy Accents to give it a bit more dimension and attached it to the card. I hope you enjoy this one!