Creative ideas come "out of the wild" growing like yeast. Enjoy a meander around my creative pursuits - art printing with stamps, sketching, photography, baking, gardening...

22 February, 2010

St Valentine’s Day Card

I made this card on the day, 14th February! You might call it a 'Just in time' card.

I used hammered white card stock, 14cm x 28cm to make a 14cm square card.
To create the background layers, I started with metallic red paper, 12cm x 12cm, then Japanese striped paper, chosen to feature red and gold, 11cm x 11cm. I added white hammered card, 9cm x 9cm, swiped and brushed with light red chalk ink.

The feature is two die-cut hearts cut with a Slice machine in gloss card. I embossed them with a Cuttlebug folder with one reversed so that it is recessed and they are swiped with chalk ink then polished when dry. I edged both of then with gold Krylon pen.

I like how it turned out, and so did person I gave it to. :-)

Miles of smiles,

06 February, 2010

New Year, New Place, New Blog

Here is the first card for this year, a birthday card for a family member and a sea theme for our new seaside environment.

The shell feature is created with a Judikins boleo stamp called 'Nature' stamped on plain white card using various seaside greens, blues & sand colours with small Versacolor ink pads. I really like them for easy colour combining. Three of the shells are gloss high-lighted with Diamond Glaze, and the background dabbed in from the edges. I applied gold Krylon pen for the edging.

The Coral feature was die-cut using The Slice using Bazzill green card, size 2.5" at the back, and 2" mirror image in front. Both swiped with gold PearlEx stamp pad, one more intensely than the other. All mounted on pale green metallic card, in turn mounted on white ice card stock.

Miles of smiles,