Monday, May 30, 2011

Sail Away

This month I'm going to focus on techniques. This card was a swap from my upline's group stampy wackers. I picked this card because it's using the crayon resist and paper piecing as well as masking. The white sails are stamped and cut out to give them a stark white look. The moon is done with masking by punching out a circle with a post it note. The waves are accented with a crayon to give white caps to the waves. A brayer was used to make the background sky and water. Please note when doing a crayon resist you should use glossy cardstock. The baker's twine is the early espresso/white and gives your card a great finishing touch along with the so saffron card stock to add more texture.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A bird on a Trellis

This card is great for using some of those scraps that you have been collecting. This is one of those cards that only take 10 minutes to put together if you use a liquid glue pen and dimensionals. The DSP is from the woodland walk collection. You could also make your own wood by using a direct to paper with a ink pad drag it across the card stock to make a wood like grain. The other option is to use a woodgrain background stamp.