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Sunday Scrappin’ 6/28/09

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TA-DAs

Well, this was another good crafty week for me (which means I didn’t get a lot of other important stuff done, but shhh….don’t tell).  Last week’s challenge was to do something in honor of dads, about dads, etc…and I managed to do a component of a LO here.  I tried the iris folding technique several weeks ago and loved it, but it does create lot of bulk behind the mat.  In an attempt to rectify that, I tried an iris effect without folding the strips (and using ONLY scraps).  It came out ok, but I had to add white gel pen because the scraps had such a busy pattern, the effect was obscured.  This will go on a LO about my family, since it is a picture of my dad and his mom, circa 1943 or 44.

iris effect

iris effect

My biggest accomplishment from last week is that I completed my first quilling project!!

And here are two ta-das from previous weeks that I couldn’t show because the recipients hadn’t received them yet!

CIMG8456CIMG8472CIMG8452You can find all the particulars on the cards in my gallery at scrapbook.com.  I did want to mention, however, that the last two cards use some great Anna Griffin border stamps that I got from Anita at Anita’s Arts.  Do check out her site!

Finally, I whipped this quick card together mostly as an excuse to use my new cherry blossom stamp from inkadinkadoo:

CIMG8534TO-DOs

Amy has challenged us with this for next week:

I’d love to see something that represents your summer. Not necessarily a layout of summer activities… though that would work… but maybe something inspired by the color of your neighborhood pool, or something that reminds you of your garden. Get creative with summer inspirations!

Maybe I’ll integrate it with my next quilling project!

Happy St. Jean Baptiste Day! (Fête nationale du Québec)

This will be the first in a series of posts of “QUICK N EZ” card ideas—when you realize your neighbor’s birthday is…today…or when you simply don’t have 2-3 hours of good craft time

SIMPLE STAMP IDEA #1:  use one stamp for background pattern AND raised embossed embellishment

MATERIALS:

  • eco-white cardstock from Paper Source
  • “fleur de lys” stamp from Plaid Enterprises
  • purple ink (Stampa Barbara)
  • light green glossy cardstock
  • copper pigment from Color  Box
  • gold embossing tinsel (as opposed to powder)
  • dbl sided foam tape (3M)

TECHNIQUE:  I sparsely inked the stamp for the background pattern as I wanted a faded look and variations of ink heaviness.  Foam stamps are good for this.  Then I stamped a well-inked fleur-de-lys on the green glossy cardstock with copper pigment.  Again, there were light areas of ink and this was perfect for the look I wanted to achieve. The areas of green with the copper/gold combo give it a wonderful patina effect.  Finally, I cut out the fleur-de-lys with an exacto knife, and placed it in the center of the card with foam tape.

CAUTION:  To achieve a fully “molten” look (see photo below) with the embossing tinsel it does require more time with the heat gun than is usually necessary (or eh…safe?).  The paper will get VERY hot and you will probably notice some changes in the color of the actual paper.  This is not an issue for this project as I cut the shape out with a craft knife.  But make sure you are watching carefully.


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