Saturday, January 19, 2008

New Blog New Card Art

I am pretty excited just to be this far along with my blog. For my header I used a cut and paste version of one of the two cards that I created for a class I just finished teaching at a nearby stamp store.

For the card above I used a version of a background called Waxed Paper Resist. The image is "Latte" by Impression-Obsession and the designer is Leigh Hannan. I love all of her stamps by the way. I use them a lot. A really nice thing about most I/O stamps is that you have a choice of:
- unmounted with no cushion,
- mounted with repositional cling (for acrylic mount) or
- unmounted with permanent cushion (for wood mount)
- some come in sets with the repositional cling or the clear (they are reduced a little when compared to the larger images).
The image was painted using Twinkling H2O's. Hmmmmmm You could say I love them too and use them a lot!! The ribbon is by May Arts.

I created the "Stir Stick" using beads I had. I really liked the look. The onyx rhinestones are flatbacks using Glossy Accents to glue them on.

On my second card I used 2 Leigh Hannan stamps. My main image is called "Cappuccino Garden". The image was stamped with Mica Magic Bronze from Clearsnap and heat set. The second image (heart steam) is from a Cling set in the New Spring Impression-Obsession Catalog called "Sweet Heats." The ribbon is again by May Arts. I attached it using Japanese Stab Binding. The coffee beans are beads. They are attached using head pins. Wire could be substituted. The Japanese Stab Binding technique is explained welll here:
The nice part about the video is you can stop and start it as you follow the steps the first time. The foam on the cappuccinos is Marvy Liquid Applique. The image was painted with Twinkling H2O's. The hearts on the foam were done using Glossy Accents and Art Institute Glitter. The hearts on the "aroma steam" were done using Glossy Accents and Instant Coffee (any). The word "Love" is from the Rubber Stamp Tapestry set "Word Plate I". "a latte" is from Impression-Obsession stamp "Thanks a latte." Here and there I used Ranger's Gold glitter glue to accent among the leaves. A simple fun card.





Anonymous said...

I love the latte card. The background is stunning. The capuccino card is delightful!

Juliet A said...

Amazing card - thank you very much for the detailed description of how you made it. I never thought to use my liquid applique this way!

Anonymous said...

A warm welcome to the blogging world Shirley :o) Your cards are beautiful. Can't wait to see what's to come!

~ Nancy - inkblocks

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