Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Crafty Girls Samples

Last week, we had a crafty girls get together and we did some wax resist and inked toppers for cards.

I saw the technique on Gina K's Stamp TV a couple of weeks ago and loved the idea, so thought we could have a play with it.This card was made with a digital stamp from Background Fairy. A piece of wax paper was embossed using an oriental lantern folder then laid on top of the image and pressed between newsprint with a hot iron. Distress ink applied over the wax resist image then cut with a nestie and layered on another card also cut with a nestie and embossed with the CB. The sentiment (from Tanda) was stamped then cut with a Spellbinders die.

Birthday card made using the wax resist technique. The backing layer was embossed with the same folder as that used to emboss the wax paper.

Close up of image on birthday card showing the resist.

I am loving this technique.
It can produce some very interesting results.

Yes, I am back again!!

At last I have taken some pictures of some of the things I have been doing over the last week or so. Actually, the first is a picture frame I did ages ago after I came back from a few days in Melbourne. I got the wooden frame at IKEA. I covered the frame with TH tissue tape (what an amazing product), distressed it slightly with vintage photo distress ink to give it a little more depth of colour then coated it with mod podge to seal the tissue tape.
The flowers were made from music paper cut with the tattered florals die (again TH) and shaped into paper roses. I sprayed them with shimmer mist - red and gold, then layered them onto little branches punched from green card and sprayed with gold mist. The flourishes are cut with the TH flourishes die and layered onto the bottom of the frame along with sitcky pearls.

I had to make some Easter cards for the Card Making World Monthly Challenge.

The first one was done mainly using the Cricut. I used Make the Cut to do the egg shape, the shadow and the lattice topper. The letters were welded then cut and a shadow made as well.

 The corners were cut with a Martha Stewart Photo corner punch and the centre strip was cut using a Fiskars scalloped edge punch.

The background paper is from my stash!

 The second Easter card has a digital image from Tilly - Just Jenny with Easter egg and coloured using my copics. The background speckle stamp was one designed by Sue Law for a shop in the UK and I am loving it a lot! Thanks Zoe for sending it to me!!
 The background paper is by Kaiser Craft and the edge shape was cut using a TH edge die. I topped it with a green ribbon. The sentiment and the card were edged with rusty hinge distress ink.