Monday, September 12, 2011

Here are two more cards we'll make in class this week. The top one uses the "kissing" technique. If you haven't tried this one before, it's a great way to get more mileage out of stamps you have sitting around feeling! You need a solid, silhouette type stamp and a line art stamp. I used the leaf stamp for the solid and inked it up with a lighter colour of ink. Then I inked up a script type stamp with a darker colour and "kissed" the two together. I used distress inks so the ink stays wet enough to stamp, but if you use regular dye based inks, you may need to re moisten the ink before stamping, by breathing or "huffing" onto the inked stamp. The line image transfers onto the solid stamp and adds some extra interest and dimension. I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die to cut out leaves from Kraft glassine paper for the second card. This paper is so much fun to play with. the more you scrunch it up and wrinkle it, the more leathery it becomes. The wrinkles will accept ink, which I added by swiping a memnto dew drop inkpad over the leaf. The panel behind the leaves was run through the Cuttlebug using a Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder which had a tree bark pattern. As trip of dotted swiss cardstock and three little matching brads and there's our third "leafy catd for the week. Hope you can join us to make these. Tuesday OR Thursday evening at 6:30 pm or Wednesday morning at 10:30 am. Call or e-mail if you plan to join us:)

1 comment:

  1. ah, fall cards and colours! now we just need the weather to match. :) beautifully done marie! i love the texture.