Thursday, June 20, 2013

Somewhere, Beyond the Sea

I used a few different techniques on this card, most notably the main panel. i heat embossed the shell in White on Night of Navy cardstock,, then used white craft ink to kind of 'distress' the edges and also kind of fill in the shell so it looked highlighted. The striped portion on the bottom was done by gluing down strips of Night of Navy cardstock. The background paper was done by stamping a coordinating shell in Night of Navy ink in a random pattern, then kind of shading the insides with my blender pen. I also spattered some ink to distress it further. I used white gel pen to make the stitching, and Night of Navy to do the stitching on the main panel and sentiment portion. :o)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Turned Upside Down

Wondering what i mean by the title of this post? i'll tell ya. I glued the patterned paper upside down on this card haha! didn't realize it till the card was almost finished! so i decided to just finish it up, take a picture, and call it unique. hahaha! 
This is my sample card for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, which is a color challenge. 

Once i decided on the design, it was pretty easy and fun to put together. I began by cutting out the panels, one solid of the larger die, then the second, i used the same die with the smaller die inside it to make a frame.
I then traced the inside of the frame to the solid piece, so i would have a guide as to where to place my scraps. then i just put adhesive all over that area, and started placing scraps in varied textures, patterns and sizes diagonally until the area was covered. i then glued the frame over it.
The rest kind of speaks for itself!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tied Up in Knots

This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is to make Masculine cards

This one is very easy to do...
I inked the stamps in Craft White, then after stamping, i sprinkled clear embossing powder on the images, shook off the excess, then used my heat gun to melt the powder. It is hard to see in the picture, but the images are raised and shiny! adds a little extra texture and dimension!

Ink: Craft White
Stamps: Best Dad 
Cardstock: Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Chevron Embossing folder, clear embossing powder, Brad, eyelets, Ribbon, Small Circle Punch