Sunday, September 23, 2012
This card shows you something you can do with the "negative" piece of a die cut. This is what we generally throw away! Technically, it will work for any die cut, but the ones that have pieces fall out are certainly a little more tricky. After removing the positive image, apply a piece of packing tape on the back side of the cardstock - so that the sticky side is coming through the die holes. In this case, we are going to use 3 different colors of glitter, so I cut a mask of the die out of a scrap of release paper and cut it at the various places the color changes and then put them over the opening. You remove a piece at a time and pour glitter over the opening - then brush off the excess. In this example I started with the green. Then I removed the mask for the pink flower and added pink glitter. Once that was done, I removed the 2 little sections for the yellow and added yellow glitter. After all the glitter has been applied, I place a piece of white bind or copy paper behind the piece (cut a little smaller than the cardstock). This has the glitter against white and makes it pop a little, without adding any thickness.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This is a wonderful image from Stampendous - sort of designed for the holidays, but it certainly could be used for other things. Also wonderful for a non-Christmas specific holiday card. If you look closely, there is "snow" on the branches. I decided to keep it simple and color the bird as a bluebird and use a simple bow with ribbon as an adornment.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Any of you that know me, know I am a cat person. No kidding, right? So, I loved this image from La-La-Land - it's me (okay, a little thinner!). I colored her with Copics - the most challenging part of this was creating the "tabby cat." Tabbies are also my favorite - and I love gray tabbies - though they seem to be the hardest ones to find. It can be difficult and I have developed my tabby-coloring skills over the years. You almost need to make little scratchy triangles for the stripes.
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