Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stair Step Card

Yesterday a group of us met at Carol's house for our monthly craft day. Our project was a "Stair Step Card".
Easy to make and lots of potential for different applications of the basic design.
This is my effort for the day folded up and opened out.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another card

This card is using another of the backgrounds and added to this is some opals impregnanted gauze (as described by Annette Husband in her Guest Artist article on Stamper's Quest Magazine )

Cards from backgrounds

In my previous post I showed some backgrounds and how I made them now it is time to show a couple of cards I have made using these backgrounds.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


This background was made first by stamping then clear embossing. Then I spritzed the cardstock with water, dripped on some Dyna Flow ink and added some salt crystals. Being impatient I heat set all this and wiped off the salt crystals.
This background was made by spritzing the cardstock with water, adding Dyna Flow ink and salt crystals. After heat setting this and wiping off the crystals this is the look I achieved.
This is the first stage of preparation, I painted Gel medium onto cardstock, added some scrunched Gladbake, some text based paper and a few more bits of Gladbake. When this was dry I put it through my Cuttlebug using an embossing plate.
Next I roughed up the cardstock with some sandpaper and with a direct to paper technique added a couple of different layers of ink, drying and sanding between layers.
This is where I got the info to make the wax paper background...I just used things I had to hand to try and get a similar effect.