Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vacation Time

Working in a Retail environment can sometimes be stressful, but crafting has always been my stress relief. I am currently on a 5 day vacation to celebrate my husbands birthday on Saturday. I will work on some tips and techinques for you all over the next few days. Keep your life balanced by adding a little creativity!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Smile Card

I took some time today and uploaded my first card video. Things around my house have been stressfull with my Dad in the hospital. So ,I wanted to take some time to create. Papercrafting helps calm me and is a great stress relief. I hope you all like the end result. Let me know what you think? do you want to see more? what kinds of cards or techniques are you interested in? Take the time to create!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Father's Day Card

Here I created a card using Tim Holtz alcohol inks for the background, masking off a space behind the frog. Start with a piece of glossy white card stock measuring 4x 5 1/4.

TIP: when using a mask for the alcohol inks make sure you have secured the mask with removable adhesive. When you remove the mask you will have a stark white circle, use a new piece of felt with a light tan color to blend the background with some blending solution to soften the edges.

I cut the frog and greeting with the Cricut and added three punched circles with dimensional adhesive to "pop" the greeting. To get the "stripped" look on the greeting, I used 3 colors of green brushed tipped markers. All of this is layered onto a soft grey standard sized card base
made with DCWV texturized card stock.