Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This is the card I made for this months swap challenge. The sketch we followed was SC75-from splitcoast. I used my cricut -"storybook" cartridge, to cut out the bird and the leaf trellises. The background is black, the trellis are last years in color baja breeze. The bird is rose red, and is holding some branches also from storybook. I don't usually do this much with the Cricut, but I have been on a kick lately. So let's see what elseI do. Thanks to you all, and have a great night.
Some Halloween treats I totally cased off of Splitcoast. But hey they were fun to do at my stamp camp. We did Cracked glass, so I had to have something easy, so the ladies didn't want to cause me bodily hard. LOL. I think I am going to make more for my trick or treaters.
Start by cutting the base for your card. Here I used chocolate chip. Cut to 10 1/2 x 5 1/4. Then fold the card stock in half making a 5 1/4 square. Open paper. Now fold the bottom side up to the center. As shown, creating a quarter fold.. Keep quarter fold on right, pull left bottom corner until it is even with the quarter crease. Open. And fold top left had corner down to quarter fold. Turn paper, now the quarter fold is on the left. Mark the center of the top. The sides are already marked with creases. Draw a line from the mark you made to the creases. These are the cutting lines. Now cut along the lines you drew. This will create a point. Apply a glue dot to the corner so it will stand up correctly. And finish the card. This is the one also featured in the cracked glass spotlight. I used "lovely as a tree" really rust, old olive, and close to cocoa. This card fits nicely in a 5 1/2 square envelope, and is really fun to recieve.
So I have my image prepared. I used really rust, old olive, close to cocoa, and sponged the color for the background. Next you will apply versamark liberaly to the top of your image. Then place image in your powder pal. Shake on the glassy glaze enamel (from Stampin' Up!) use your heat gun to set it. It takes 3 coats, to get the glass look. This is how it looks after the first coat. Look at the arrow, it shows how bubbly it is. So don't worry you have 2 more coats to go. Okay, once again apply versa mark, and Glassy glaze enamel. Heat set. And repeat one more time. You now have a very glassy like finish on your picture. Allow the enamel to cool completly. (good time for a tea break) When you come back the enamel is very stiff, when you fold it backwards it will crack. Then you can finish your card. This card I used "snow swirled" colors were bashful blue, almost amethyst, so saffron. I added a rhinestone to the middle for accent. Hope you like it, and yours turns out well. Don't get discouraged it takes a bit of practice.
SUPPLIES: candle, wax paper, tissue paper, image, ink. Start by cutting out your tissue paper to fit the candle. Then stamp the chosen image on the tissue paper. shown: is the stamped (or rolled in this case) the image. Then I just cut around the image, leaving less tissue paper. Next hold the tissue flat against candle, smooth out all wrinkles. Then very carefully lay the wax paper over the tissue paper. **with the wax side on the tissue paper. Now use your heat gun to heat the candle. What happens is the wax from the paper melts, and the candle absorbs the tissue paper. You are done heating when the tissue paper is fully absorbed. Like the top half of the picture here. Remove the wax paper, you may want to have a piece of nylon laying near by, so you can smooth the candle after you remove the wax paper. This step gives the candle a smoother finish. And there you go a custom candle. Makes a very classy, yet inexpensive gift.
Monday, October 12, 2009
I made this card for my boyfriends, Brothers wedding. I used elegant eggplant, cut at 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored on each end at 1/2 and 1 inches. Then embossed half at a time using my 'big shot' Used the cricut cartridge 'paper doll dress up' for the husband and wife. The boquet is colored with chalk, and the I also highlighted the peeps. I used 'Story book' for the Happily ever After saying.DSP- and prettiest kit to add some decoration. I was really pleased with how this card turned out. They did fall colors for their wedding, so I was trying to keep the colors fall. I later learned that Tiffany's favorite color is purple. Yay! for me. That is the basket that we gave them. Filled with massage stuff! Anyway just part of the great weekend I got to have.