Saturday, January 12, 2008

Making cards.....

Today I played around with making some cards. I haven't made cards in quite a while and I thought it would be the perfect thing to use some of that Prima embossed chipboard. I absolutely love the stuff. It's very pretty stuff. The designs are so sweet!

Patterned Paper: Rue 88 and Romantica by Prima Marketing
Embossed Chipboard: Iron Orchid DesignsPrima Marketing
Flowers and Jewelled Centers: Prima Marketing
Stamps: Build A Frame by Iron Orchid Designs for Prima Marketing
Lace: Prima Marketing
Brad Nails: Making Memories
Chipboard Letters: Heidi Swapp and American Crafts
Pens: Sakura Souffle Pens
Ink: Staz On by Tsukineiko and Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger Industries

As you can see, I made a love themed card and a thank you card and I am quite pleased with both of them. I did a bit of stamping with those lovely Build A Frame Stamps by Iron Orchid Designs and a my new favorite supply Twinkling H2Os! Follow me, I'll show you what else I did with my cards and particularly that gorgeous embossed chipboard.......

On the "love" card, the embossed chipboard was lightly washed with my Twinkling H2Os. The more water you use on them the less intense the colors appear for a nice "washed out" look. This shows up particularly well on the heart in the top right-hand side.

The embossed tag has the same paint used, however, once it was dry, I used my white Sakura Souffle Pens to color over the embossed portion of the tag, just like the card in this post. I loved this, so I had to try it for myself!

After I did that, I applied my rub on and stamped a border with Prima Buid-A-Frame stamps.

On those flowers, I painted them with the Twinkiling H2Os with the same technique that I showed you in this post right here. I love the look of this technique because it really gives the flowers some extra depth and detail.

On my thanks card, again, I gave it a wash with those fabulous Twinkling H2Os, only this time I used less water for a more intense color. And again, I used my grey Sakura Souffle Pen on the embossed portion, but I took it a step further. I gently distressed the embossed portions with actually turned a darker grey for a two-tone effect, as you can see in the above photo.

I finished off the chipboard by distressing the edges to let some of the brown of the chipboard to show through.

And lastly, I just had to show you these Prima Flower Centers just because I love bling! They are so dainty too.

Now go rush to the store, you got some playing with chipboard to do!


Lara said...

Very beautiful! I especially love the thanks card.

Trisha Ladouceur said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! You amaze me girl...

Benita said...

Wow, your cards are absolutely gorgeous!