Monday, February 22, 2016
Thinking of You Trio
I heard Jennifer McGuire say that one of her goals for this year is to make multiples of cards when she works. The idea is that it doesn't take much longer to make a few than one, once you get your supplies out and get going. It makes sense, so I have decided to try the same thing. I don't know that I'll make multiples every time I sit down to make a card, but I do plan to do it more than I have in the past.
The other day, I sat down to make a few more cards for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive. I decided to use one of the butterflies from Hero Arts' "Butterflies #3" set (discontinued). I stamped it on a piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then covered it with a mask I created from a sticky note. I stamped the "Designer Woodgrain" background by Hero Arts over that in Cup o' Joe ink, and then inked the entire panel with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Finally, I removed the mask and colored the butterfly with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I also added shading around the wings & body with a brown pencil, just to help the butterfly pop a little more.
I stamped the greeting, from Hero Arts "Floral" set (also discontinued), 3 times on strips of different colors of cardstock in Versamark ink. I then heat embossed each strip with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I cut each strip into a banner shape, then cut 2 more banners from patterned papers for each card. After arranging my banners, I used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and some staples I'd colored gold with liquid leafing, to staple the banners to the card front panel. Finally, I adhered the card front to a white A2 card base.
I'm entering my first card in the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking's February challenge: Masking
A Blog Named Hero: A Bit of Sparkle (used metallic embossing powder & shiny gold staples)
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes