Some of My Fall Work
I recently got a new computer - and the learning curve has been steeper than I expected. I am persevering, but the transition has been slow. I finally got back to my blog and uploaded a few things that I have worked on recently.
OSA APE 9 "SEASONS"Oriental Stamp Group has produced a fat book over the last nine years, and the theme for 2009 is the seasons. Our pages had to be 6" X 6." "Windy Walk" (Hero Arts) is one of my all-time favorite stamps, so I used it to create a page for winter. It is stark, just like winter in Wisconsin. I used a new CB border along the right side and colored it with white Pan Pastel. "Winter" seems faint in the scan, but it does show up in "real life!" The book should be gorgeous!!!
Cuttle Bug EmbellishmentsUsing a few CB dies and also one from Spellbinders, I created these embellishments for a swap. They aren't the traditional Christmas colors, but I liked how they turned out!
My friend Bonnie and I get together every few weeks or so and make cards or other items - it's always great fun, a delicious lunch, and we come home with at least a few finished items. The front and back of each tag box is made with shipping tags from the office supply store. I covered mine with some decorative paper from SU and embellished one with a tag cut with CB die. The snowflakes are pre-made embellishments fro Joann's.
Triangular Folded CardI belong to a ScorPal group which is always a challenge - I can't fold straight without this handy tool. The card opens up into a large rectangle. I used CB and Spellbinders dies again along with a cute set of clear fall stamps which cost only $1!!!
Double BuggingDouble "Bugging" - read about this technique and just had to try it. I embossed the base card with "Divine Swirl" CB folder, swiped with Tea Dye Distress Inks, then ran it through CB placing the embossed piece under the closed folder to flatten it out. I ran it through a different folder "Pumpkins," to emboss it a second time, and colored the new raised parts with Distress Inks. The pumpkin is a die from CB colored with Perfect Pearls
Side Step CardHere's another ScorPal project - some simple cutting, scoring, and folding. Then, of course, there is the embellishing. Bonnie had it all figured out, so I used her suggestions to make this. I still haven't sent it to anyone - it's on the dining room table as part of a fall centerpiece.
Easel CardsAnother easy technique using ScorPal , Spellbinders dies, and some stamping. These cards fold out and stand alone, just like they are perched on an easel. I'll post a picture of them open later as I forgot that I have to put the scans on Blogspot in reverse order (or else I haven't figured out how to move them around!)
To see some of Bonnie's tutorials on how to make some of these cards go to:
Now I'm finishing up Christmas Cards, really early for me. I make over 80 and have 60 almost finished. For the past few years I haven't made the cards all the same - I haven't figured out if this is a good idea or not.