Monday, June 8, 2009

Inspired by Zindorf

If you've never seen Michelle Zindorf's amazing cards, you have to check them out. I'll put a link at the bottom of this post. She makes these absolutely breath taking backgrounds with a brayer and sponges. These are my feeble attempts to imitate her.

Both cards use Forest Friends, from the Occasions Mini catalog.


On both of these, I tore paper and sponged along the tear to create the landscape. Obviously, I'm still trying to get the hang of it, but these turned out pretty good for a first attempt.



To learn how to create this kind of card, contact me for hands-on training. Or, if you want to visit Michelle's site, you can at http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/tutorials-ive-written/

Cheers,

Sharon

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Printed Window Sheets

Ha, did you think I'd stopped stamping or had gotten devoured by my puppy? Sorry about my absence. It's been a bit busy around here and I've been in a stamping slump and I have a new computer that I'm still figuring out and.....well, you get the idea.
This is one of the cards I made recently with the printed window sheets in the Occasions Mini catalog.

I used the Polished Stone technique in the background and then layerd the window sheet on top of it, and the greeting on top if it. It's really easy and looks quite cool in real life. The printed window sheets are super fun and very versatile.
I promise I'll be back again soon with more samples.