Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Paper Tole

Over on Splitcoaststampers,  it is the month for the Hope You Can Cling To 2014 drive. Splitcoaststampers partner with UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is our time to make cards to benefit those affected with breast cancer. What a great cause and a great reason to make cards. Thousands will be mailed.

This is a card I made for Lydia/UnderstandBlue's challenge:Raise Me Up-the challenge is Paper Tole. I LOVE doing this technique. 
The tutorial can be on Splitcoaststampers. 

This is how I did it for those who haven't tried this technique: I stamped the image twice. On one of the images, you color and  cut out pieces you want to make 3D. I did the star, snowmen, and glove. Next, you will use a stylus on a foam pad and round your pieces. Afterward, you put your Glossy Accents on all the pieces. Let dry and then place the cut out pieces on top of the other image you stamped. It's easy, just a bit time consuming. I would do it again, that's for sure. 

The background sky was made by doing the Alcohol Marker Marbling Technique. It is also found on Splitcoaststampers under Tutorials.  It is really easy and fun. 

Stamps-The Peddler's Pack Stampworks/Fenced in Snowman
Paper-Bazzill cardstock/Icy Mint, Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Stylus, foam pad, Paper Shapers star punch, clear Wink of Stella, plastic bag for marbling, Copics-E55, E59, C1, YR02 and for background, B24 and BV08


Monday, September 29, 2014

A Day for a Bicycle Ride

Good Monday MorningI had a fun weekend with my little grandchildren. My husband and I took them to the Children's Museum, a pumpkin patch, the park (twice), and to see some lions. Yep, they kept us busy, busy. But, it was fun, fun.

I loved this image the first time I saw it and still do. It is from Prickley Pear and called Country Bicycle. I had to have it.  I decided to color it in Fall colors using Copics. The sentiment is from Creative Imaginations and is from the Thankful set. 

The corrugated paper is from DCWV's Mat Stack called Corrugate.

I made the button with a Marianne Creatables Tags & Buttons die. The raffia color is rust.

My card was entered into the Sept. Fan Club Gallery: If You Leave Me Now--Travel/Transport and also fits the inspiration, leaves or a Fall scene, any theme.

I'll enter the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes