Friday, 27 August 2010

New Cards!

I have been having some fun with some new techniques and new stamps and thought I should share some!!
These first two cards are from a Stampin' Up! team training day which was lots of fun. Especially being on the other side of the table to the teacher!
This card is Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand and Whisper White card stock. We stamped the flowers onto velum and embossed them - I love that!

This card is using the technique called 'Emerging Colour'. We stamped lots of little stamps in pinks and purples onto white card stock, then clear embossed the big Medallion stamp over the top. Then we used the Brayer (a big rubber roller) to roll the purple colour over the top. Using paper towel to wipe off the excess from the embossed area - which leaves the colours under-neath 'emerging' through!

The next one is a very simple card using the 'small heart' punch with five different coloured card stock and a simple birthday greeting. Very simple but very effective! And if you need a card in a rush - this one is perfect!

I have never used the 'Spritzer' tool before and borrowed it from a friend to play with.... This tool allows you to spray colour from a marker pen over your project to 'age' it. If you look closely you can see a fine mist of chocolate chip ink sprayed over the card - I like it! (and yes - its a mens card - shock horror - very much out of my comfort zone!!!)

Can you believe it - another mens card LOL!! Again using the Spritzer tool!

These next three cards would have to be my favourites!! And so easy! All you do is ink up your stamp with the Versa mark ink pad, stamp onto your card stock and then using the Sponge Daubers, dab chalk over the stamped image and it sticks to the embossing ink! No heating required! Then add a diamonte and some ribbon and quick as a flash - another very simple card!

This one is a little more time consuming as I cut the design and layered it onto a backing piece and ruffled some ribbon - just to dress it up a little! Oh and added some Dazzling Diamonds to the purple chalked area too!

Last but not least... this is the same technique but first I have used the Big Shot machine to dry emboss a pattern onto some white card stock. Then rubbed the Versa mark ink over the raised pattern and added the coloured chalk! Easy hey!

Told you I have been busy! I hope you have enjoyed this post and maybe learnt something new you would like to try yourself. xx

1 comment:

  1. You have been busy! Love all these cards and techniques. Can't wait to do some with you. xx