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Monday, June 30, 2014

Wild about you

It has been 2 weeks since I updated my blog so I guess it is time. I took a little vacation from card making to read a book. This will be the first set of cards in a new box for OWH. There will be 6 cards.

The image is Provo Craft clipart, no longer available. The sentiment is stamps from Technique Tuesday. The paper is Bo Bunny.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

OWH sketch #229

I borrowed these Onyx Xpressions stamps from a friend a week ago. I have been wanting to use them and this sketch seemed perfect. I had to tweak it a little. I couldn't mount my images because they were a little large. It works though and I like it. I may make some duplicates.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tutorial on Color Blocking

I posted a similar tutorial to this last week but I deleted it because I thought it was stupid. I used the Taylored Expressions Color Block die.

In this first picture you will see the frame that the die cuts. I laid it on top of a piece of lightweight cardstock I will fasten it to. I used tape around the edges and on the inside strips I used a bit of Mono Adhesive glue. I used my Copic marker over the inside lines to come close to the color of the frame. I will show you why next.

When laying down the frame follow the outside edges of the bottom cardstock exactly. Smooth the inside strips after the outside frame is in place. The frame is wobbly and you want it to be perfectly straight or the inside blocks will not fit correctly. Now you get to start using the die to cut scraps of paper to fit in the blocks.

This is my first block glued in place. See that little crack at the top and bottom of the block? You can't see it? You can't see it because I colored that space with the marker. If you use a sheet of white paper to lay the frame on you will see that crack and it stands out like a sore thumb.

This is the finished card. I glued a star to the bottom block and a popped up button on the top.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Life's a Beach

Last year I bought several sheets of this glittery (wet look embossing) Best Creations paper. It was $1.49 a sheet regular price and I bought it for $.20. I cut the bottom section off the sheet and each piece made 3 card size pieces. I made several cards last year and I am ready to be done with it this year. There will be 18 cards.

I tried to make it into a "miss you" card but it just wasn't working. I haven't used this Impression Obsession stamp for a few years.

On the following card I used the top section of the paper which was a nice blue. I also bought several sheets of the surfboard paper which was from the same paper line. It is also nice and glittery (built in wet look embossing)