July 5, 2011

From This to That

For me, it is rewarding knowing the stamps sets I have can be used in unique ways to create entirely different designs.

I started with this image from the transparent Eat Cake set….

To create this card…….

The bouquet was used to create the patterned paper and flower embellishments.  After stamping the bouquet on white cardstock with VersaMark Watermark ink and heat embossing with clear powder, the piece was rubbed with Scattered Straw Distress, Spiced Marmalade Distress and Fired Brick Distress inks. 

The Reverse Wonky Rectangles were die cut in various sizes so they could be stacked and layered with dimensional foam.  To match the background design, the white window frame was inked solidly with Fired Brick Distress ink.

For the illusion of another mat layer, the edge of the blue lagoon card base was rubbed with sandpaper to remove the color.  Penny Black's Mix & Match cardstocks are great for sanding since they have a white core.

Working with layers that are close in shape can be challenging when trying to tie a ribbon bow.  When there is limited room, I wrap the ribbon around the card and secure the ends with tape to the front of the card.  The matting will hide the raw edges.  Then I tie a separate bow or knot and attach it with a glue dot.

Thanks A BUNCH for taking a peek today!


Penny Black Stamps:  Eat Cake 30-066, Thanks 3383D
Penny Black “Mix & Match” Cardstock:  Blue Lagoon 09-003
Ranger: Scattered Straw Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, Fired Brick Distress Ink, Orange Peel Stickles, Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Spellbinders: Reverse Wonky Rectangles S4-307
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, VersaMark Watermark Ink  
Copic Markers: BG0000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG49, YR16
Sakura: White Gel Pen
3M Scotch:  Dimensional Foam Tape
Offray: ¼” wide White Ribbon