Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Birthday Version of the Scarecrow Card

It usually takes a while to get that first version of a greeting card done because you have figure out all the supplies and colors you are going to use, so its always nice when the design lends itself to multiple purposes.

One of the cool things about this stamp set is that the words can be used as a set or you can use the outside words as a lead in to an old age birthday card and take the inside words and use them on the outside for a get well card like the one I posted yesterday. Click on the image for full directions to the card if you want to know more about how make this card.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Get Well Card

Here's a fall card that you easily use as a get well card or to send someone going through any kind of difficulty at this time of year.

Click on the image for full directions if you want to know more.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lace Tea Cup Happy Birthday Card

Here is a challenging new 5x7 happy birthday tea cup card. It combines fabric, die cutting, coloring, ribbon and distress. Click on the image for full directions if it interests you.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Wisking You Happy Birthday

This card uses a coloring technique I have never posted before. You use water based markers like Tombow markers as your paint on water color paper. You just apply the marker in the darkest areas and then using  water and a brush blend out the color. It's takes some practice to master how much ink you need to put down and how much water to use to move the ink without moving it outside the lines but overall it's a very inexpensive technique.

I saw this technique done with ease years ago but could never quite get the ink to move correctly until I discovered that you need to use particular marker and paper combinations. If you don't have the right paper the marker will soak in and will not move well.

As always, click on the images for full directions including the stamps used and paper sizes.

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