Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Oh, the crafty opportunities
So much going on in our papercrafting world this week. The Craft and Hobby Association's semi-annual show is going on in Chicago so the web is filled with videos of new product and many opportunities to win prizes. I'm keeping an eye out for embellishments. Currently I have a pretty good stash of designer paper so I want some things to go with collections I have.
Two Peas has a bunch of challenges, too. My card today fits the first challenge to use a popular color scheme of shades of yellow, aqua and gray.
The card also fits in a lesson from the 2nd week of Onlinecardclasses.com Stretch Your Stamps class. Monday's lesson was on flower stamps. I used Kristina's technique for tightly stamping my flower stamp in a regular ink color and then adding a bit more color with a blender pen. The image I chose is from Stampin' Up!'s now discontinued Fifth Avenue Floral. This technique would work with pretty much any lined floral stamp. The centers are touched with a bit of silver liquid pearls.
For the background, I used the Martha Stewart scoreboard to create a diagonal grid. Kristina had also used the scoreboard to create diagonal lines. Betsy from my card class reminded me that I could punch up the color on scored designs by brushing on a bit of darker ink over raised scoring lines. The base is So Saffron and the ink color is Crushed Curry.
So with much help, I'm tickled with this card now on its way to a family friend who celebrates a birthday this weekend. Happy Birthday, Ruby!
Also on Thursday of this week, Artfuldelight reveals the August kit a few days early. She packs a ton of stuff in her kits.
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