Thursday, June 30, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Here's the process...
Cut out your image from a magazine (good way to use up those old scrapbook magazines you have around). Lay it on a flat surface and cover with packaging tape. Take a bone folder and rub over it until the image looks as if it has been laminated.
Let it set in a bowl of warm water 3-5 minutes (the longer it sets the easier he paper comes off).
Rub/wipe off the back layer of the paper gently with your finger--do not use finger nails as the will scratch off the image.
This is what it will look like finished. Let it air dry and cut/trim to desired size.
If you have any questions leave me a comment....thanks for stopping in!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Core'dinations (green core essentials cardstock)
Bazzil cardstock (pink and white)
Cuttlebug (Spots&Dot embossing folder)
Craft Essentials ribbon
Copic Markers ( G17 & 100)
Now most of the time when I create a shaped card I create my own SVG and use my SCAL & Cricut to cut it out. But this time, I decided to kick it back old school and do some fancy hand-cutting because this from idea came from a coloring page I had printed out from somewhere for my kids. I did a little piercing together and added my own fun twist --the tongue slides in when you open it up. To highlight my embossing I decided to pull out my Copic G17 marker and go over the embossing just to change the shade a little darker (also did this on the eyelids). To finish I went around the edge of everything with my black and drew in some lines to define the froggie legs.
Thanks for another great challenge and thanks for stopping in!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
* all pattern paper and ribbon used in this project are from Crate Paper's Static Collection
* tools used: Gypsy, Cricut Expressions, Cuttlebug, Diamond Plate Embossing Folder
What I absolutely love about this project is that you can adapt it to any size envelopes that you have lying around. There no set size. I chose to use 5X7 envelopes (which is really 5 1/4" x 7 1/4") because I don't make a lot of 5x7 cards so, I have an abundance of them. The inserts for the the photo were 5x7, with a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 matting, and a standard 4x6 photograph (save some time from cropping photos). Then all you do is attach one to the other by gluing the flap to the front side (the side you would address) of the bottom of the other envelope. Fold it like an accordian (refer to pictures) and begin to cover and decorate however you like.
Thanks for stopping in and hope I inspired you to create your own mini envelope album!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Here's my summer themed card...
The picnic basket, water mellon, and grass sprouts embellies I created using some Cottage Cutz Dies in Cuttlebug.
Thanks for stopping in and I cannot wait to see what's in store for next week!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Here are my two projects I did with this...
This first layout is a new Disney layout I did for my continuous work on this album ( I may finish it some year). I used the technique on the black cardstock that has the red and white different size circles I punched out. Also used it on the embellishements that stay, Road Trip and Taking Photos. They were stickers that I placed on cardstock and ran through my Cuttlebug using my Dots and Spots embossing folder.
This one same idea...cut 7 strips of red cardstock and placed it on my white base, added my 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 square of star pattern paper. Hand cut some stars and did my doddling. Glue it all down then ran the entire thing through my Cuttlebug using the Stars embossing folder.
Thanks for stopping in and hope you get a chance to try this technique if you never have, or give it a go again if it's been awhile!