Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Technique Day!

Today I had the MOST FUN! I got to play with some new toys and just be artsy! I had a purpose, today's "Ways to use it" challenge was a thankful theme. Well you know I have talked a lot about our recent move and I really wanted to make some fun cards for our friends and family that took their day to help us! Hugs to you all!

Here is the group shot of the cards that I got to scroll way down today because I have some fun techniques to show you and a cool stamp peek!

First off, here are the card deets:
Sneak Peek of Distressed Grid (Scrapblocks) by Cornish Heritage Farms (Released Dec 2nd)
Pretty Birds (Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Snow Cap, Espresso Adirondack Ink (Ranger)
Honey Pie (Cosmo Cricket)
Butterfly Die (Spellbinders)
Felt Fabric
Buttons (Making Memories)
Stick Pins (Fancy Pants)
Ribbon (Ellen's Store)
Flourish Mask (Tim Holtz)
Paint (Claudine Hellmuth)

Ok, here is the peeky of a new scrapblock comin' to the farm Dec 2nd. It is called "Distressed Grid" and it is for all those funky cards you want to make. So Fun! This is how I stamp it onto paper. Lay your scrapblock down (rubber side up) and ink it up. Lay your piece of paper down onto your inked stamp.
Cover your inked paper with a piece of scratch paper and rub over it with your fingers.
Lift your paper and this is what you get!
OK, another WAY COOL thing I discovered today. I was opening my new Tim Holtz flourish mask and this is the piece you are to throw away! What?!!! It makes such a cool negative image, why not use this piece! I laid this sticky backed piece of "garbage" over my paper to get it ready for this is my kind of recycling!
Using Claudine's new paints (another new toy of mine...can't seem to get enough paint!) paint over your stencil. Oh, this paint is creamy dreamy!
Lift up your mask and VOILA! What a cool perch for my owl!
For a finishing touch I mixed a little black with the brown paint on my craft sheet and swiped the edges of my paper to "frame" my card.

Another cool little note:

Did you notice my lush butterfly? It is some scrap felt that I had cut with my butterfly spellbinder die! LOOOOVE it!
Yup, just a wee bit excited over the "play" time I had today!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving all my American friends!


Louise, that's me!! said...

This is SO awesome!!!! I love that you recycled the mask packaging and the little owl is really cute.

Robin said...

Wow!! Love it! Instructions are wonderful!



Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous!

Radiogirl said...

Thanks for sharing all the details of this lovely card. I keep scrolling down, then back up to see the finished card. Lots of great tips and information. Now I need to make a felt butterfly.

nic_d said...

Wow, this is great! I love your overall design & your paper really sets it off!

nic_d said...

Wow, this is great! I love your overall design & your paper really sets it off!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Absolutely incredible tutorial and a gorgeous set of cards. Great artistic techniques. Thanks so much for sharing them! :O)