A month sure does fly by. Here we are again creating and sharing with you our latest and greatest cards and projects. You may have traveled here from Marsha's blog. Aren't her projects very unique, classic and professional? Let's hope I can measure up!
This first card uses a variation of the retiform grid technique. The basic instructions for this technique can be found at the hyperlink to splitcoaststampers tutorials. My variation was to simply place a scrap piece of cardstock across the paper and use a dauber to sponge in the colours one at a time.
I just have to say I am really enjoying that smoky slate cardstock. It is a simple, light, neutral colour to just throw in if you want something different without overpowering your design.
|stamps: perfect pennants|
ink: pool party, pink pirouette, daffodil delight, black stazon
paper: whisper white, smoky slate, island indigo, sweet sorbet d.s.p.
My second card is a little whimsical, playful and I hope inspirational. It will be going to a very special someone in the days ahead. Note the definition on the flower -- I used the new chalk marker for the first time. I like it better than the white gel pen.
|stamps: perfect pennants, flower shop, gorgeous grunge|
ink: wisteria wonder, island indigo, chalk marker
paper: wisteria wonder, whisper white, island indigo, watercolor wonder d.s.p.
tools: pansy punch, banner framelits, edge distresser
For my final project, I made a 3D item. It is a tea light or votive gift box. It will hold 3 tea lights. I received inspiration and tips from France Martin's chocolate box. Click on the hyperlink to view France Martin's video for this fabulous box. (Also go to her blog frenchiestamps.com to get other tips and tricks.)
This is my own creation. Wow it sure takes awhile to figure out measurements. Anyhow, for this box, you need a 5-5/8" square piece of cardstock or DSP.
On the envelope punch board, punch/score @ 1-1/2" & 3-3/4" on two opposing sides. On the other two sides, follow existing score lines with the score guide to punch/score. Don't worry the video explains it completely. And if you are lucky, the notes will show up too -- turn on annotations. I did those instead of closed captions. But if you want a good laugh, turn on the automatic captions. They're hilarious!
Here is what my candle box looks like:
Stamps: perfect pennants, teeny, tiny wishes
Ink: island indigo, pool party, crisp cantaloupe
Paper: gold foil, watercolor wonder dsp, whisper white, piece of plastic
Tools, envelope punch board, owl builder punch, oval framelits
Clicking on the candle box image will take you to the video or if it is visible to you, here it is below:
Whew! Finished! Thanks for stopping by. Next you will see some wonderfully delicate creations by Christine.
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