Here is a video that I made for youtube. I made a mask or stencil (not sure which it is, or is it both?) using grafix clear craft plastic. I had to cut this approximately three times on my cricut. It really dulled out my blade, but I am pleased with what I ended up with. I think this can be used alot on my cards. You can use it over and over with different colors of inks. It can be used as the main card front or as a backround...in other words, I think I'm trying to say that it is very versatile :) I set this up to cut using my cricut design studio. I wanted to be able to utilize as much of the 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of the craft plastic as I could.
Word of warning: I pretty much was bent over my cricut the whole time that it was cutting. Towards the end of cutting I had to make sure and remove any little pieces of plastic that had popped out of the cut. If you don't watch it, these little pieces can get caught up in your blade, and then it's pretty much not cutting anymore :(
Friday, April 30, 2010
Here is my you tube video showing how I emboss Reynolds Heavy Duty Wrap. Also, I have included a picture of a card where I used this technique to make the backround layer. I also used a cut from the Pagoda cricut cartridge. I cut the dragonfly out twice, once in cardstock and once from recycled cardboard (from food packaging). I adhered the two cut out dragonflies and stamped a layer of versamark over the top. I then used gold embossing powder and heat embossed it. I cut the wing layer out of some floral chiyogami paper. I designed the cut for the location of the sentiment in inkscape and cut in SCAL. I printed the sentiment off of my computer. Then I adhered the two layers of the sentiment square (is there some less awkward way to say this?) together and taped some gold thread around the shape. I attached the dragonfly and the sentiment square down with scotch foam adhesive.
I'm also including a picture of another card I made with embossed reynolds wrap. It's a mosaic card and I mention it in my video :)
Just a little side note: You can find this card on the My Pink Stampers blog in her gallery section under 'Pagoda'. I had entered this into her Design Team search. I wasn't picked but received an email asking if I would like to submit this for her first gallery. WooHoo! :) lol
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Here is a card that I made to enter into the challenge over on the KWernerDesign Blog. Her challenge was to create a one-layer card. I made a rectangular mask by tearing a rectangle out of white cardstock. I temporarily adhered it to my card base and inked all over the card front with broken china distress ink. Then I stamped over the top of it with the Hero Arts swirls backround stamp in peeled paint distress ink. I removed the mask and then stamped my frog stamp in black staz on ( I don't know who made this stamp as it was in a box set from Costco). I colored in the frog stamp with colored pencils. I then stamped the sentiment 'you & me' in black staz on. To finish the card off, I paper pierced around the swirls on the backround stamp.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Here is a card I made for the Pink Stamper's challenge. I used papers that I bought from the 300 DPI (DCWV) website. It's the Mariposa 2 pack. I used three different papers on my card. I cut 1" circles out using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge on my cricut. I adhered my pink paper and my green paper, and then adhered the circles across the seam. I then stitched it down with my sewing machine. I used the a butterfly element from the paper pack too. I pop dotted that on. I then stamped the sentiment 'Happy Mother's Day' from a inkadinkadoo set.