I got a book on mixed media and had to try this out. Glue chip board letters on a board cover with foil. Then paint read and yellow. Let dry. Paint whole thing black, rub off the black paint on the letters.
If you have been crafting for as long as me, you will have accumulated a lot of little pieces of art that were never used. I gathered up a bunch and made this mini art collage piece. I just love it. Sorry for the yellow lighting.
If you were at the Hen House today, you got to make this FREE make-n-take that I designed. It highlights Viva Inka Gold metallic rubs and Ferro Paste. Super rich and fun to use.
·Craft cardstock (5 ½ x 8 ½ )
·Authentique Strong “Clever” paper (2 x 5 ¼ )
·Cardboard box piece (4 x 4)
·Scrap piece of cardstock (4 x 4 )
·Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Squares
·Memory Box/Poppy Stamps die “Gentle Leaf”
·Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub (lava red and copper)
·Viva Ferro Special Effect Paste (Graphite)
·10 inch piece of black wired twine
·Penny Black “2912D Happy Birthday” stamp
·Distress Ink Pad (black soot and dried marigold)
·Versafine Ink Pad (onyx black)
1.Using the 3 ½” scallop square metal die, cut the
cardboard box piece.Peel away some of
the cardboard to reveal the texture below.
2.Using your fingers or sponge, rub the copper
Inka Gold all over the cardboard piece.
3.Rub the lava red Inka gold over the revealed
textured pieces of the cardboard die cut.
4.Sponge the edges of the cardboard with the black
5.Buff the Inka goldwith a paper towel to get a
6.Using the crop-a-dile punch a hole in the top
and bottom left hand corners.
7.Die cut the leaf from the 4 x 4 scrap of
cardstock.This becomes your
template.Lay the 4x4 piece with the
leaf cut out on top of the cardboard piece.Use a plastic knife to place a nickel size dollop of the Ferro Past on
top of the leaf image.Use a palette
knife or scraper to rub the paste into the leaf image.Be sure to keep your template in place. When
you have the leaf image filled with ferro paste, carefully lift your template.
Set aside to dry.
8.Sponge the edges of the Authentique paper piece
with black soot ink.Sponge some dried
marigold ink in the middle of the same piece.Adhere to the left side of the card front.
9.With the black Versafine ink, stamp “happy
birthday” on the bottom right side of the card.
your ferro paste is dry, run the black twine through the holes you punch in the
decorated cardboard box piece and tie a bow.Glue the completed piece to the front of the card.
For Christmas, Sandy gave me a set of Inktense Pencils. They are amazingly intense. Sandy recently taught a class at the Hen House on how to use these pencils. Below are the two cards that we made. Look how bright thee pencils are on craft paper!
And of course they look amazing on white paper too!
Check out the amazing cards I made in Cheryl Valadez's class. She is so talented and daring with paper layering and embellishments. I am going to put these two in a shadow box for my mom. I think it will be great for her sewing room!
For swap club this month, the theme was Christmas in July. I used some Paper Smooches stamps and a new SU punch to create the cards below. I couldn't decide on which embossing background that I like the most. Which do you like?
My friend Sandy made me a card for my birthday using Saturated Canary's Zumba Chick. I trimmed the image from the card and made the shadow box below. I have it in my office so that I can enjoy it everyday!
For the June Swap club I redesigned a card that I saw at my friend Mary's house. It is such a cute fold and easy to make.
Here it is closed and lying flat on the table.
Here it is closed standing on the table. See how the left side of the card swings open around the "Thanks".
Here it is almost all the way open.
And this last photo is the card all the way open.
To make a card like this, you need to take an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock and cut it lengthwise at 4 1/4". Next you score it at 2 1/2 " and 7". You cut out your sentiment piece by carefully centering your die or punch on the middle of the 2 1/2" score line. Make a small slit near the bottom of the 7" score line to feed your ribbon through. Add paper and sentiments and bling and you are done!
For my June technique card at the Hen House, I am demonstrating Tim Holtz's new distress paints. They are absolutely yummy. They have wonderful properties...easy to mix, permanent, and opaque. I also used two dies from Memory Box.