Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Now for the brads...I can't believe I keep forgetting this technique! It's really easy and if you don't have the right color brad, you can color one. This card I used some brown distress embossing powder and it gave a neat look.
TIP: use a wire snips or similar tool to cut the ends off of a brad that too long. The ones I used on this card and tutorial are a box I got at an office supply store for CHEAP! But the ends are to long for the edges of cards so they need trimming.
What you need are something to hold it (I used a hemostat, you could use a pliers or needlenose), embossing pad, piece of styrofoam, brad you want to change color of and some embossing powder the color you want (or use pigment ink the color you want and clear embossing pad, the color won't be quite an intense though) and a heat gun. I don't know about you but I have tons of colored EP and never use it like I should.
I dipped it on a Versamark pad and then right into the embossing powder (I used weathered wood for this series). Then I heated it. I repeated this 2 times.
This is from a sketch from OCC Thursday sketch challenge this week HERE.
The Stamp is by Whiff of Joy, I used the large cuttlebug embossing folder from the Asian collection and put some sticky gems in the circles. I colored Charlotte with Copics. It really needs something else but what I don't know so I finally gave up....sometimes you just have to walk away and give up! I can tell I really need to invest in the copic air brush system since I really don't like the look of sponging anymore. I normally wouldn't post this since I don't consider this my best work but I really put a lot of time into (hard to believe) so I figured what the heck! I do like clean and simple but this is just not right...I might be playing with it to add some flowers or something...yeah that might be it!
This uses the Sketch from OCC here and the pink, cream and brown challenge on Create 4 Fun here.
I used a Clear Dollar Stamp Charlie horse stamp and Gina K Saying. and DP from a Hobby Lobby pack, Martha Stewart made the punch, it's a good thing. :)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
I ran Craft cardstock base card through the branch Cuttlebug folder and highlighted it with green ink, just straight from the pad. Then I sponged the edges of the base with the same green and used my Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper to round all the corners. I do love that little thing. I was thinking after I bought it maybe I shouldn't have but it does a great job and punches through the 2 layers of a base like butter.
I stamped the Koala bear in black Distress ink on another piece of Craft CS. It stays wet long enough to emboss. Sprinkled with fine black embossing powder. Then I got a little cup with some fresh bleach in and painted the bleach on the image to bleach the area so I could color it in. I used my Prisma Color pencils and blended with Gamsol. I cut a mask and stamped the leaves over the image that I cut out with a nestie and distressed the edges with my distress tool...aka thread cutter and embossed the greeting in black too. Then just layered on black and a nice brown and added buttons.