Saturday, September 28, 2013

Feed the Zombie!

Only thing I noticed in some of the versions of projects I've seen using this stamp, is not everyone appears comfortable with giving it a tell-tale "Walking Dead" zombie look.  Yeah, I'm talkin' about the drips of blood I added to my version here.  I just had to show that my zombie isn't starving!  I was thrilled to see that another crafty person I know loved getting this card as she is a fan of the zombie show on AMC like I am.  

So go ahead, feed the zombie, and have fun crafting this weekend.

Now that's Crafty! - Make It Monday #133

When I saw the technique featured at Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday this week, using dimensional paste, I just had to try it.  I had a craft store's coupon burning a hole in my pocket anyway, and this fiber paste is not on the dreaded discount exclusion list- hooray!  Here's my favorite of the cards I created trying this out...

I enjoyed going very clean & simple with a one layer card with the fiber paste border, a little ribbon and  stamped message from Papertrey Ink Heart Prints Sentiments.

I chose to color the paste with some drops of ink to match some kraft cardstock.  After I first tried the tone on tone look, I used the paste again on white and really like how it stands out on my heart border card.  I don't own any type of suitable stencil or cover plate so I created my own stencils using some punches and dies.  Here is a view of the heart border stencil I made from a couple small heart punches (I took the photo after using the stencil).

Here's a view of the supplies I used, very similar to what Danielle shows in the video.  To make clean up easy, I used some aluminum foil over some old cardboard (I had just finished re-heating some food with the foil, so it got cleaned up a bit & used again before it had to be re-cycled; I'm sure my husband thinks I'm really crazy when I do that, but it seems like truly recycling to me!). 

I think a key part of getting this done right has to be in securing your stencil to your paper with the washi tape.  That really helped keep things straight, secure, and pasted evening (especially on my heart border).
You can see the snowflake die and dots stencil I created to try the tone on tone version.  I'm not yet happy with the card I started using this one, but will keep playing with it until I like it.

If you have time, give this a try!  Happy crafting!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Lookin' good.... Friends with Flair

I'm also pleased to tell you the tag I used on the card was a free gift from Unity with one of my orders.  I'm ready to use those again in next week's {show & tell} tag challenge.

I am joining in with Friends with Flair and posting a card I made and already gave away.  I haven't been able to craft much for the past couple weeks since I had an teensy mountain bike accident couple weekends ago (kinda sorta flew off my bike Superman style - you cannot really improve your technical off road skills until you have those little moments, right?).  I wasn't trying to "win or lose" anything on my ride... and I was lookin' pretty good until the crash, so this seems like a suitable card to commemorate my bike crash memory!  I'm healing really well & ready to craft again this weekend.

Here are some other details for the supplies I used for my card:
Stampin' Up flower trim, punches and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Core'dinations turquoise paper (embossed & lightly sanded) on a Kraft card base.  Added a tiny sequin, (gosh I love those little things...)

Thanks for stopping by and TGIF!

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