Friday, January 30, 2009
This one is a favorite for many! Image is stamped with black pigment ink then clear embossed. Using Stampin Up watercolors and their blender pen - I watercolor. Markers and watercolor are both used for water, greenery, shading on tiger and sky. The tiger is then clear glazed to give it dimension. That step doesn't show well in the picture. The inside of this card says "Missing you something fierce"...maybe its the verse and not the tiger so many like :)
This one is so beautiful in your hand! Using a large background stamp (I don't know the name of the one used here - bought it used from Ebay), cover with Versamark and stamp onto dark paper. Using any light colored pigment powder, cover with stamped image with powder using small brush. There will be excess that can be blown or brushed off. The butterfly was made using the Cuttlebug Butterfly embossing and cutting set. I used the same procedure only heat set the pigment powder on the butterfly. Set the butterfly on a dimensional..and you're done!
Monday, January 26, 2009
This card is made with Stampin Up's Lighthouse set - using scrap pieces of paper that have been sponged on the edges with silver pigment and then covered with Diamond Glaze. This will take several hours to dry - but I like the "faux" stone look...
Well, finally decided to try blogging - not sure if I'll be able to keep it up (work fulltime and sell cards on Ebay) but will try. Recently I have had enough requests to do a blog and let my customers know how some of the cards were done....so here goes :) be patient with me. This will definitely be a blog that will need "fine tuning" regularly. Enjoy and please send me tips on how to better use this format.