Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bookmarks LXX: Abstract Scraps

More scraps from the Winter Cards examples! You can barely tell in this photo that the black has been dry embossed with some texture.

This post was written in February 2019 and backposted.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bookmarks LXIX: Snowflake Floe

 Jeepers, that thumnail is fuzzy. I've got to get better at focusing when I take pictures with my phone.

I used the confetti from this edge punch for the barely-visible snowflakes on the sledding card for my Winter Cards. Then I did some wintery stamping on the scrap and slapped it on some blue cardstock. 
 The polar bear looks surprisingly content on that tiny ice floe. Sometimes you've just got to float off into the current, I guess.

This post was written in February 2019 and backposted.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Winter Cards Demo

A group at work does a crafting activity once a month. I volunteered to supply examples, basic instructions, and, well, supplies for one about card crafting in early November.

I brought supplies for more options than this (plus, mix and match!), but these are the cards I made as examples:

This one mostly demonstrates some thing you can do with punches and washi tape:

This one is pretty much about embossing: dry with an embossing folder, and heat embossing with gold powder. (I have a lot of failed versions where I tried to figure out if I could get good images straight on the dry-embossed background. Not terribly surprising, but: no.)

This one demonstrates a nice stamp-and-die set, with some ink edging around the smaller green pieces. (I imagine someone who wasn't making mostly bookmarks might have added some foam tape to make the tree stand off.)

This post was written in February 2019 and backposted.