Thursday, October 31, 2013

Texana Designs Pumpkins and Faces - Happy Halloween 2013!

This card measures 5" x 6 1/2".  I placed the full tag on the far left side and cut the white card top to 3 1/2".  I backed the card front with maroon cardstock extending about 1".   I was then able to position the sun a little further off the card.   I added orange cardstock on the inside attached to the back.

Below is an A2 card using a similar tag that was cut down to 5 1/4" and mounted on the outside edge of the card.  A ribbon down the spine filled in the extra space.

The third card is two tags glued together at the top.  I scored the top tag only at 1" so that the card front could lift up.

Check out more tags on the Texana Designs Blog

Texana Designs Stamps:
Lg Pumpkin (lg)
Faces - Pumpkin (lg)
Sentiment:  Carving memories...

Distress Paints
Distress Inks
Distress Pens

THCC 102 Day 1 Distress Paints:
Distress Paint Marbling Technique

TDDT 10/15/13

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Industrial Technique from THCC 102 & Texana Designs Longhorn Santa

Here is one of the tags I made in Tim Holtz' Creative Chemistry 102 online class day one.  The technique is called "Industrial" and it is created by embossing foil cardstock or foil tape and then aging it with distress paint.  For the tag I used the movers and shapers tag die cut and then ran it through a 5x7 embossing folder from Cricut's Heritage set.  I popped the santa longhorn and stamped a simple greeting.  

Below are two cards I adapted from this tag. I wanted to see the difference in using Foil Cardstock and Foil Tape on cardstock.  If you look closely you can see the embossing on the right (the tape) is more crisp.  I love the way both of them turned out and would not want to choose a favorite.

Texana Designs Stamps:
Santa Longhorn, lg
Sentiments:  Sm “Merry Christmas Y'all”

Distress Markers - Pumice Stone,
Festive Berries & Fired Brick
Distress Glitter - Rock Candy
Cuttlebug Cricut Companion Embossing Folders 4/Pkg - Heritage (discontinued)
Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 102 Day 1
Distress Paints: Industrial Technique

Texana Design Team

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Texana Designs Cactus Border Samples

 Texana Designs Stamps:
Cactus Border with Snake
Texas Cities
Sentiment:  Find beauty in the prickly things in life.

Distress Ink, Distress Markers, Distress Paint

Spellbinders:  Ribbon Banners LG

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Day 6
Distress Markers: Watercoloring with Markers Technique

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 102 Day 1
Distress Paints: Stamping Resist Technique

Texana Design Team