Hi and thanks for checking out my crafting blog. While it will primarily be dedicated to paper crafting, particularly card making, I do love a variety of crafts. So you never know what might show up here. Hopefully you can pop by often to see what this nerdy girl is currently crafting.
For today, I’ve got 2 cards I made using the same image but
colored using two completely different techniques.
Card Number 1
The first card is one I made for the August vellum challenge over at Artsy Inkers.So I’m a little behind in posting it here.
The image is by Impression Obsession.I started by stamping it on watercolor paper
with Versamark ink and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder.Then I did a water brayer technique to color
the image.I inked my brayer using Kaleidacolor
Autumn Leaves and then spritz it with water.I rolled the brayer over the image and added more ink and water until I
was happy with it.I mounted it on a
piece of bronze metallic paper.
For the card base, I used a piece of embossed colored vellum
that has been in my stash for years.Here’s a picture of what the vellum looks like.
I attached it to a base of an orangy-brown textured
cardstock with glue dots in the corners.It is always a challenge to figure out how to attach vellum to a project
without the adhesive showing.To hide
the glue dots, I added the brown pearls.
Card Number 2
For this card, I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa
on X-Press It blending paper.I colored
the image with my Copic markers (the color list is at the bottom of the
post).I mounted it on a piece of orange
cardstock from my stash that I cut with the deckle blade for my Fiskar paper
The card base is actually a reject from a WSW14 fest
challenge.It was a reject, not because
I didn’t like how it looked, but because it didn’t really show the technique of
the challenge.The technique was to take
a piece of patterned paper and emboss it with an embossing folder.Then you use a brayer to add Versamark ink to
the raised portions and emboss with clear embossing powder.Next you ink up the paper and whip the ink
off the embossed portions.
There were a couple of problems with this piece for
showcasing the technique.I picked a too
subtle pp.And I think the embossed
lines were too thin to show the pattern of the paper.So this didn’t get entered in the challenge
and sat forgotten on my craft table.I
spotted it on my desk and figured it would make a great base for this
card.Oh, I used Distress Ink in Spiced
Marmalade and Mustard Seed (I think – I did make this back in June) to ink it
up.And I think the pp is by DCWV.
the final touch, I added ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon from the August
ribbon of the month assortment.I really
loved August’s assortment.Lovely fall
colors.So I added a strip of ribbon to
the bottom and then made a double bow using my Bow-it-all.Have I mentioned how much I love that thing?