Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
I was glad to see this technique, it’s one that I haven’t done in a long time. Years ago I took a piece of each if our card stock and made myself a sample of the bleached color each color of card stock turns. This gave me a chance to try out some of the new colors. I made 2 cards because I could 😊, and I just loved their color change. I kept the cards really simple so the bleaching wouldn’t get lost.
The first is done on rococo rose card stock. The bleach seemed to me to turn a vanilla shade so I mounted my focal image on vanilla and added a piece of embossed(ornate floral 3D) rococo rose to a vanilla card base. Oh yes I added a vanilla seam binding ribbon strip also-guess it’s discontinued.
The second card I bleached the vine stamp on pretty peacock and I loved the greenish/yellow tone it made. Tried to pull more of the yellow look out with the flower on my focal piece. What do you think, did it make it look more yellowish? Layered on a so saffron piece and once again embossed(subtle 3D) the background piece then added to a vanilla card base.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
I saw this card and thought it was so neat. I followed the you tube and made one similar. It’s a big card!!! I made mine 8.25x5.5 I’m pretty sure I’ll have to make an envelope. The creator was from the UK.-Jan Brown - her you tube title is - Tonys bay window fancy fold card #548
The bay window tucks behind the area on the right side of the card that is popped out, but it will fold flat for mailing.
Then I decided to see if there was an A2 bay window card tutorial. Rachel Tessman had one,see below for her measurements. After watching the basic way to make I redid the measurements for a slightly bigger envelope I had and created this dragonfly card. It's taller and the front isn't as wide so my bay window sections were more narrow.
For a quick basics on how to make a bay window card: Rachel Tessmans measurements -
Card base -11 x 4.25 score middle 5.5
Measure the front of your card with this size base card it will be - 4.25x5.5
now score at 3/8, 1 7/8, 3 5/8, 5 1/8 fold valleys on the first and last score line and the middle ones mountain folds.
Measure the front of your card ---- basically you need 2 narrow widths on the edge and next to the middle score on the card front and with what's left you divide into thirds to make the bay window.
my dragon fly card ( 6.5 x 4.3/4) I made the 2 narrow "edges" different widths to make the bay window sections easier to measure. I made the edge measurement slightly bigger since my pop out piece was smaller. It worked great and stands up nicely. The top whale card is bigger and the bay window sections are wider making it nice to cut the port holes to see through.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
I made a double slider card today it was fun I enjoyed it I think it’s kind of cute I like these snails. Stampin’ up has them in their mini catalog lots of ideas with this set!! I sat down last night and blender/Coptic colored a page full of the images that I had stamped.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
This is a very unusual card layout, I've never done one like it but it was fun with the suggested theme - Peek a boo. I've had these dies for a while and never used them so it was fun to pull them out. I altered the "tree" trunk and animals - stamped them then cut them out to add to the plain trunk where my opening peek a boo was placed. Thanks for stopping and I do hope to see how you've interpreted this design.
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