Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Scoring and Cutting diagram

Wow, the response to yesterday's card was overwhelming!  Maybe I should stop posting so I can end on a high note.

Here is a diagram of how I cut and folded the card.  If it doesn't make sense, let me know.

If you know the name of this fold, please let me know.  Thanks again for all your comments!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Science meets stamping

This is another card using the watercoloring with re-inkers technique that I showed in the previous post.  The cool thing is that this time the colors in the re-inker separated.
I used Daffodil Delight for the center of the flowers and Concord Crush for the rest of the petals.  I love how the Concord separated into blue, pink and purple.  For anyone who cares, that's called chromatography.

I found that Tangerine Tango separates a little bit too, but so far none of the others have. This summer, you and your kids can do experiments with the various re-inkers and see which ones separate.  That way you get to stamp and your kids get to learn something. Win-win!

The flowers are done on Shimmery White cardstock.  If you look at the close-up, you can kind of see the sparkle. 

I'd been wanting to make this style of card for a while.  Every one that I'd seen used a 12x4 piece, so I adapted it to fit on an 11 x 4.25" piece.  The stamp set is Fabulous Florets again, with the sentiment from Curly Cute. The dsp is from the hostess pack.

EDIT:
I don't have a tutorial on this technique but the amazing Gretchen Barron does.  Check out her blog at http://gretchenbarron.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/05/more-fabulous-flowers-with-fabulous-florets.html

I'll make a sketch of the cutting and folding for the card base and post that later today or tomorrow.

Cheers,
Sharon

Monday, May 9, 2011

Fabulous Florets

LOVE this new stamp set from the Summer Mini catalog. Fabulous Florets lives up to its name. 

For this card I used the new Melon Mambo embossing powder to stamp the outline image on Shimmery White cardstock and then watercolored it with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight ink. The leaves are Wild Wasabi.  The dry embossed flowers on the white are from the new Flower Garden embossing folder.

Cheers,
Sharon

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

THE OPEN SEA

Another new set from the Summer Mini catalog is called Open Sea.  It's a wonderful masculine set and there's coordinating designer series paper to go along with it.

One of the other new products in the mini catalog is Baker's Twine, which is super soft and easy to work with.  It's a steal at $2.95 for 25 yards, and comes in white, early espresso/white (shown here), and cherry cobbler/white.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SUNNY FUN

Wow, it's been over a month since I posted.  Chalk it up to Spring Break, camera issues and all around busy-ness.  I've barely stamped in the last few weeks either, and I feel weak and shaky from ink-withdrawal. 

The Occasions Mini is over, but we have a fabulous new Summer Mini catalog full of new stamps, punches and other goodies.  This is one of the first (and only) cards I made with my new toys.

This fun new stamp set is called Sunny Fun.  It has these frozen treats, flip-flops, cute kids playing in the water, and a couple fun sentiments.  It's super cute.  



Check back tomorrow for another card from the Summer Mini.