Friday, January 27, 2012

Holly Berry House Layed Kilkenny Crosses

Look at the fun I've been having. I love the different looks of this card depending on the colors of paper and embossing powder and number of layers. Okay, I didn't really have to make this many, but I get a little bit obsessive when designing a class. I want to be able to demonstrate the best cards, but sometimes the colors just don't do what I am hoping. Individually each card is beautiful, but when you look at all of them together, you can see the differences. With all of the embossing and detail cutting, I've been able to make the simple card in 30 - 45 minutes. The more detailed card with 5 or 6 layers and no glitter will take me 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. If you want to further enhance the beauty of the cross you can add time for coloring with Sakura Stardust Pens or by adding glitter.

On Saturday, February 25th, I will be teaching a class at Stamp Salado using the Holly Berry small Kilkenny Cross. This beautiful cross is so very versatile. You can make it with a few layers or many layers. You can mat and frame it or create a beautiful card. It will make a fabulous Easter card or a heartfelt sympathy card. Contact Stamp Salado to sign up today at 254-947-8848. Below are the two actual cards we will make in the class. Be sure to bring pop dots and detail scissors in your basic class supply kit.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Another Double Heart Card

Here is another card I created using Wright Papers and Texana Designs Stamps. You can see the actual card at Stamp Salado sometime next week and pick up a pack of Kraft Glassine. Here's a YouTube with Tim Holtz demonstrating the Kraft Glassine at CHA Winter 2011.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Catered Crop Recipe Swap - Newsprint

Texana Designs
is sponsoring the Catered Crop challenge and I wanna play! You can play too - click for more detail. This week's theme is "newsprint".

Here is my first challenge submittion:

Texana Designs - TX023 Barbed Wire Heart,
TX031 Texas Cities, and TX044 Love ya with all my Texas heart
White & Red
Patterned Paper:
Doodlebug Designs - Beetle Black It's About Time
and Reminisce - Set the Table
Versamark Ink
Black & White Embossing Powders
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Cherished

pssstttt.... Linda I just HAD to borrow your idea of paper piecing this heart. I would have never thought of that!!! You go girl!