Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back Again

Experimenting with HTML

Just learned to bold the title. I like that.

The Card

This is a Graphic 45 card again. I used a stamp set from Hampton Arts of Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime images and stamped with Mementos Tuxedo Black(one of the best inks for use with Copic Markers)for the Title. I used Copic Markers to Color the title, and Spellbinders oval to cut it out and stencil Tattered Rose Distress Ink from Tim Holtz and Ranger. I used G45 patterned papers layered on black mattes. I used the Tattered Rose Ink to color a white scrap for the stamped sentiment from Great Impressions. I used the samll flower from Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral, and used my McGill Stylus set to cup them. I stacked 3, and used my Copic Marker to color some white pearls to match the layout.

Cut Sizes in Inches
I used a whit card base made out of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 GinaK Heavy Base Weight, folded in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.

5 1/4 x 4 Black
5 x 3 3/4 flower print layer on above
2 3/4 x 4 3/4 Black
2 1/2 by 4 1/2 Stripe layer on above
2 1/4 x 4 1/4 Black
2 x 4 flower print layer on above

Assemble according to card picture.

Copics Used


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lost in the Process

I just love all of Graphic 45's products, and use them as often as I can. I almost hate to cut some of the papers as they are so beautiful. I will go way out of my way to preserve the artwork when using them for scrapbooking. Right now all of my samples are displayed at "The Scrapper's Place" in Findlay, Ohio, but will post them here when the classes are complete.

This card is easy. All measurements are in inches. I used a punch out from the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection, a 4 x 5 1/4 Flight piece centered on a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 black card folded to make a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card base. Matted a 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 Primrose on a black cardstock with 1/4 border. Stamped a sentiment on white, cut it out with a Spellbinders, Nestability round die, and stenciled it with Tattered Rose Distress Ink from Ranger. I matted the circle on a Spellbinders, Nestability Scalloped Circle in black. I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die to make a Cabbage Rose, and I will not give the instructions here as You Tube has a million tutorials on this die and rose. I used a glue dot to hold the rose in place. I line these cards with light parchment and stamp and decorate it as appropriate to the occasion. This card will not go through the mail easily, unless you use a box to hold it. I use these for gifts and occassions where I got in person to deliver the cards. It's more fun to watch them open the box and get it.

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26, 2011

This one is fast and easy, the most fiddely thing about it is the flowers. I used the smallest flower from the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die. Using scraps from the G45, I cut 3 for each cluster. I prepared the flowers by using the McGill Flower Stylus Set, the larges ball and using a circular motion in the very center of the flower I made a cup. There is a demonstration on www.paperwishes.com on making flowers with the McGill Punches and Stylus. I held the cupped flowers together with one hand in sort of a triangle and pressed all three into one large glue dot assuring that all the flowers were stuck in the dot. I cut leaves out of scraps of paper with green print, placed the in the corners with their ends touching, and pressed the flowers on the glue dot right on top of the leaves securing them all to the card. I used a white confetti 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 strip of cards stock to make a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card. Edged the card with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. Used a 1 3/4 by 5 Primrose scrap and a 5 1/4 by 2 black matte. I used a post card, and art picture from the same piece of 8x8 Once Upon a Springtime collection. I used two stamps from the same collection and used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Stapler to staple a 3 frame piece of the Tim Holtz Film Strip to the stamp. Use the card for placement of the elements.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Longtime No See

Have been neglecting this page for too long. Decided to share some cards that I made recently. I have had a blast with these.

This is a Great Impressions stamp called Hydrangea, I stamped it with Versamark and embossed with black. I used Copic Markers to add colors, and stickles, which actually cause some cool color changes in the markers. Used gold embossing on the edges by dragging the card edge directly through the Versamark. I stamped and colored extra hydrangeas, and used foam dots to place them over the matching flowers on the main card.

This is another Great Impressions Stamp. I used Copics for color, and Sakura Stardust and jelly rolls for shimmer effects. I used Flower soft on some of the flowers and the centers of the sunflowers. I stamped and colored extra butterflies, cut them out and applied glue just to the bodies of the butterfly and placed them directly over the butterflies on the card.

Yes another Great Impression Stamp, done with copics and flowersoft. I cut this into three one inch panels and matted it with a 1/8 inch border. It was a direct take off of one that was part of the Great Impressions demo board at The Scrapper's Place in Findlay, OH.

I have been experimenting with the Copics and have to say I just love them. The colors and techniques that you can acheive with them are superior to other markers.

I bet you will never guess what company did this stamp, and what I colored it with. LOL Great Impression and Copics.