Saturday, January 10, 2015

BW Flag on Vertigo Bookmark

 Here I created a cool bookmark using Vertigo Film - Taffeta.  I embossed the strip with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Stars.  I topped the bookmark with a paper pieced BW Flag from Texana Designs Stamps.  I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I used the Brother Scan 'n' Cut to cut out the flag and another flag just a smidge larger in black.  I sandwiched the Vertigo bookmark between the black and white flags.  I only put the adhesive at the top so that the flag could fit down over the page of your favorite book.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Somebody in Texas Loves ya!

Texana Designs Stamps:   
BW Heart (large) & 
“Somebody in Texas Loves Ya!”

Patterned Paper:   
DCWV – Glitter Mat Stack (black background),
Anna Griffin Paper Pad – Calisto Christmas and
Misc Valentines 6x6 Pattern Paper Stacks

Versamark Ink
Embossing Powder:

Texana Design Team

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Texas Flag

Texana Designs – Texas Flag and Jam’n Fence
Cardstock:  White core blue cardstock
Darice Embossing Folder - Clouds
Versamark Ink
Embossing Powder:  Denim, Black & Red
Distress Markers – Pine Needles & Corduroy
Distress Inks – Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo
Simon Says Stamps! Dies – Stitched Rectangles

Texana Design Team

For the February 2015 Texana Design Team we were supposed to create a Texas Independence sample and use embossing folders.  I opted to use the original tattered flag on a fence post in rural Texas.  

The way the stamp was designed the blue part is the color of the ink or embossing powder.  I used Ranger's Adirondack Denim embossing powder.  Next I used a versamark pen and colored the red portion of the flag.  I embossed it with Ranger Rich Red.  I cut out the flag only to paper piece on the finished card.  The next challenge was the post transitioning across the torn grass hill and the embossed sky.  I pulled out MISTi and stamped the post on the torn green cardstock exactly where I wanted the flag positioned and embossed it with black to match the fence.  Then I put the blue piece of cardstock down and embossed in black again.  One more time I embossed the flagpole on silver in black.

Next I put the blue cardstock (with white core) in the Darice embossing folder of clouds.  I tried to emboss only to the right of the black heat embossing.  Since the cardstock has a white core, I gently sanded the clouds.  I used my blending tool and vintage photo ink to define the horizon.  I used mowed lawn to define the bottom of the card.  I used Distress markers to color the fence posts and the grass.  Finally I was ready to assemble the main image.

I used the Simon Says Stamps! Dies - Stitched Rectangles for matting the card.  I used the largest die and cut it out in black and again in white.  I centered the main image on the center of the white inset rectangle.  The outside of the black was trimmed to about 1/2" wide.  In order to give the card a "shadow box frame" appearance, I mounted the black frame with black foam tape.  Finally I mounted the entire element on a red card.