Saturday, 1 October 2011

Soft look with dry chalks

I feel like I have gotten a bit stuck in the same technique of coloring with promarkers and using patterned papers for my cards. So today I made a quite simple card, but with a new twist. I used a versamark inkpad to stamp up Elaine Cox's Katie from sweetpea stamps and rubbed it in different colored chalks to give the subtle look. I chose stronger papers in the same shades which I think enhances the softness of the image. It's a bit opposite of what I did last week. It doesn't always have to be advanced with lots of papers and layers. Sometimes all you need is a new technique to get great and different results.

Simon says stamp - anything goes

Don't miss out on sweetpea's 48 hour sale which will begin at midnight Oct 1 and run through Oct 2nd. All orders will receive 25% off (excluding wholesale. Wholesale customers, she will receive a 10% discount. We will adjust your invoice and e-mail you your new total). The online website will automatically deduct the % off for you, at checkout.

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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Placement cards

I've had a lot of fun with my project for today. I recently got some copic markers to color with, but haven't had a chance to use them. So I decided to try out my coloring skills and for that I needed a white background. The image I have used is by Meredith Dillman and it's called Jade (from sweetpea stamps). If you love her images you'll be happy to know that they are all on sale until october 2:nd!

I made these little table setting cards because it was a perfect way to make the image stand out. You could use a different image for every person to make it more special. Maybe for an asian themed party or wedding? I punched out flowers in see through paper and made a little embellishment to make the card a bit more special. The names can be written on the card itself or on the little flower in a circle. I really like the combo of the airy white and at the same time bold colors. Gives it a more modern and funky look.

Paper sundaes - anything goes
Simon says stamp - use dies and/or punches

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