Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two more cards!

Today was one of those rare days that I got to relax and play with my craft supplies! Last night I made a card for the first lesson in the Everything Embossed II class and posted. Today I got to complete the rest of the lesson for the class and made two more cards.

The first of the two was Resist with wax paper: Really a transfer of the wax onto paper which provided the wax for the color to stay away for the design to come through.

I love the look of this and can imagine it being used for so many things. I added for embellishment to this card quilled roses from a quilling die another first for

This next card is a Resist with crayon and then watercoloring. Crayons! I have always loved using crayons and when my kids were still in school and I bought there new box of crayons for school I had to have one I hadn't used water colors in soooo long and the ones I have in my craft supplies are in tubes (never used those before today). I wasn't sure where I was heading for when I began this card but just let it take me away. I have to say the end result I really LOVE and so outside the norm for me. I love the look of a mosaic or tiled table cloth and just screamed Fiesta! to me.

As is usual for me I didn't add a sentiment to these cards and won't til I go to use them. This is really just because I have made cards in the past and put particular sentiments on them and then needed a card and thought "If only it didn't have that sentiment on it....I could use it now" SO it just works better for me.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the results of my "play" day and several firsts for me. Hopefully I will get to enjoy another play day soon. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A New Technique......Well for me.

Today I began a class at "Everything Embossed II" Taking embossing to new heights.
Our first lesson (Part 1) is Resist Technique with Embossing Powder. It was very interesting to combine the use of the embossing folder and heat (wet) embossing.

I really like the way this card turned out and just seemed to come together once I got the accent embossed piece figured out. In the lesson the instructor, Deena Ziegler used a flower/medallion embossing folder for the accent piece; this was something I didn't have as most of mine are background type embossing folders so I used the same Flourish embossing folder used on the black background on the cream cardstock. As in the lesson, the accent piece then got the resist treatment of sponging a dye ink which adhered to the space the embossing powder was not melted onto. This just screamed for Lime Green ink to me and I then added a lime green sheer ribbon and peridot gem to complete the card front which I did add the lime green layer of card stock to make it really pop.

The next part of the lesson is a resist technique with wax paper. I have this part almost completed but well it is getting late and tomorrow starts at 5 so I'm calling it a night and will post another card tomorrow.

Hope you all have a creative week and please check back and leave a comment if you like. Thanks for taking a peek!