Thanks to Brian King for reminding me how versatile our punches can be. Such a great way to get depth with out too much thickness. Have to keep the post office happy:)
When my coworker walked into work and I saw this shirt I had a card forming in my head! She thought I was a little nuts when I asked if I could take a picture of her shirt. Once I showed her the card she is now searching her closets for more ideas!
Here is the shirt:
And here is the card:
I knew I wanted to use the flower from Flourishing Phrases but I was not sure how I would get the outline. I modified the "No Line Watercoloring Technique". I stamped lightly with Sahara Sand stamping off many times and then outlined it with an Early Espresso marker. I also used the "ROCK N ROLL" technique where you ink in light color and roll just the edges in a darker color. I wanted line image leaves, so I grabbed those from Free As A Bird and added the dots from Waterfront. The words are on 2 layers of the punch, the white layer trimmed down to show the one behind.
I posted a video on my Facebook Page CraftingWithCarm you can view it here.
Here are a few photos of the cards.
This last card uses a Hostess set, contact me on how you can get your own set! This new set has 5 images to create a card for all occasions.
The new punch used here also goes with the new set Memorable Mosaic.
This card featured one of our new stamp set Friend Like You. I knew I had to have this set, I love cattails and I have some real beach lovers in my family! The dies that go with this set we did not use here but they are amazing and we will be using them soon. The vellum added just the right punch to this card.
Here is the card I took from the Shoebox swap and switched it up to fit the new Scalloped Notecards the Balmy Blue notecard is great for a sky background!
This is the last card from the swap! Stay tuned to see how I turned this card into a notecard for the Stamp-a-stack I hosted last week.
This card uses the new Scalloped Linen Ribbon and Above THe Clouds Bundle
These last cards were inspired from a Make-n-Take at the convention in April. All of the use our new Colored Vellum Cardstock. This should be a must on your wish list.
One of the cards is mine! Here is the original: Flirty Flamingo on the vellum takes a bit to dry!
Here was my swap the flower with the middle, the leaves, and the words are Clear Embossed.
This was the other card, no stamping on the flowers just punch from the vellum and use a bone folder to curl and make the lines.
A close up of the lines!
You can see in this photo the difference of using the front or the back of the paper. Top left uses both sides, top right the darker slicker side, the bottom the lighter side. So many ways to change up this paper!