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Friday, June 22, 2012

Acrylic Paint Background

I love messing around with acrylic paints, and make a lot of my card backgrounds with them.

I usually thin the paint out a bit then smoosh it on the cardstock.  You can use an old credit card to move the paint around, as well as combs and other household items.  I usually just sponge mine on.

The stamp is from The Angel Company, and is stamped on glossy cardstock that has had alcohol ink applied.  I tore the edges.  I used the polka dot ribbon and the buckle to add a little interest.  This ended up being a birthday card for my brother-in-law.

Have a happy day.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Herringbone Card

I love the background of this card.  It's called a herringbone background, and a great way to get rid of scraps.  It was fairly easy to make, and looks fabulous in person.

I put double sided tape (I used carpet tape) on cardstock, then cut my strips into uniform widths.  You just start laying them down in a herringbone pattern (you can get the idea from my card), and trim off the excess.

Then I stamped and colored Miss Kitty (available from My Paper Moon) and layered it on my card.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing it.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Sympathy Card

I recently had occasion to make a sympathy card.  I had my Hero Arts butterfly stamps on my desk, so I figured I'd give it a go.  Here is the result:

The blue background is textured. I colored the butterflies with Twinkling H2O's.  I also put some twinks on the centers of the flowers, then spritzed with water and let it bleed outward towards the petals.  

I was pleased with the result.  So much so that I decided to make a "thinking of you" card.  By changing the background paper to bright colors I think I was able to pull it off. This could also be used for a birthday or get well card.

I hope you have enjoyed my offerings today.

I hope you get to do something crafty.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another Birthday Card

Good afternoon!  Just wanted to pop in and share another birthday card I recently made...

The stamps are from The Angel Company.  This was a really nice company, and I'm sad that they are no longer in business.  I printed out the ticket and tucked it behind the band.  Quick and easy card for someone special.

Hope you are enjoying your summer.  We've been doing quite a bit of weekend camping, and it keeps me busy.

See you again soon!