Saturday, January 10, 2015
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
Texana Designs Stamps:
BW Heart (large) &
“Somebody in Texas Loves Ya!”
DCWV – Glitter Mat Stack (black background),
Anna Griffin Paper Pad – Calisto Christmas and
Misc Valentines 6x6 Pattern Paper Stacks
Texana Design Team
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Texana Designs – Texas Flag and Jam’n Fence
Cardstock: White core blue cardstock
Darice Embossing Folder - Clouds
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.