Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessings Chalkboard Technique

Happy Easter!! Christ is risen from the dead. Have a great day celebrating what Easter is and spending time with your families.
 Every once in a while I will come across a new technique or card that I really want to try. The chalkboard technique is one of them. I really like how it looks. There are many samples of how to do this technique on the internet. I looked at a few videos of how it was done, but then decided to make one with my own ideas in mind.
 Not all chalk is white. Due to this reason, I used colored watercolor pencils along with the white. Keep in mind though that you do not use water with the watercolor pencils for this technique. I also knew I wanted to somehow add the cross to make it look like it was part of the Easter Blessings saying. I am happy with the results of how that turned out. Probably the biggest thing that I wasn't quite as happy with is the fact that the colors come out dark. The reason is because of the black cardstock. All in all I love it. I would definitely do it again too. You can use other cardstock besides black to do this technique. Remember, not all chalkboards are black.

To make this card you will need daffodil delight and basic black cardstock. A big shot, the framed tulips and lacy brocade embossing folders. Watercolor pencils and white craft ink. White embossing powder and a heat gun. A stampin' sponge. An elegant butterfly and bitty butterfly punch. Lastly, a rhinestone basic jewel.

If you have any questions or comments, please ask or tell me. I will gladly try to answer them.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Blessings Center Step Card

Easter is coming! Due to this reason, I chose the stamp Easter Blessings from the current spring mini catalog. I must say this is my favorite of the three step cards. If you have never tried making any of the step cards, you should. They are fun to do. You can just let your imagination go with these types of cards.

I decided to share two different angles of this card so you could see the dimension of it. Looking straight on you can not see it. The side view tells the truth.

These are the stampin' up! items I used to create this card. The Easter Blessings stamp and Fabulous Florets set. Calypso coral, chocolate chip, and naturals ivory cardstock. A calypso coral marker and blender pen. The big shot and embossing folder lacy brocade. The elegant butterfly and the bitty butterfly punches. A stampin' distress tool. Some brads from the basics glimmer set. Oh! I almost forgot, a stampin' sponge.
As usual I hope you like this, but I also hope it inspires you to give it a try. Homemade cards are the best!!
Thanks for stopping by.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Patterned Party Side Step Card

I have another step card to share with you, today. This one is called the side step card. Once again, you can get the template for this type of card from Pinterest. I have it under a board called templates

I used all Stampin' Up! products to create this card.
Stamp set:  patterned party
Template: side step card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
Cardstock: midnight muse, gumball green, summer starfruit, and very vanilla
Tools: big shot, stripes and perfect polka dots embossing folders, oval framelit, extra large oval punch, cupcake builder punch, essentials paper piercing pack, paper piercing tool, and a stampin' sponge

This card is good to give to a guy or gal of any age. You should give this type of card a try. If you don't like my color choice, no problem, change it! It isn't my favorite, but it works. I had already chosen the card base color. I wanted something brighter. This was the end result.
I already have another card to share with you too, but you will have to wait for a little bit for me to post it. It is the last of the step cards I made. It is my favorite. Be watching my blog........

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Just Believe Step Ladder Card

  I do not know about all of you and what your taste in cards is, but I like things different sometimes. As long as you are pretty good with measurements, the card I have for you today is relatively easy to make. It is called a step ladder card. I have the template saved on my Pinterest board called "templates." You can find it here. Once you get your card base cut out the rest is all up to you as to how you want it to look.

  In case you are wondering, this is the very first card I have made like this. I have 2 other cards I will be sharing with you that are similar, but yet different in the next week or two.
  Now, how to make this. Get the template and cut it out in whatever color of cardstock you choose to use. I chose rose red. I also used baja breeze, tangerine tango, rich razzleberry, and whisper white. The designer series paper is from the floral district pack. Just believe is the name of the stamp set. For tools, I used the elegant butterfly, the bitty butterfly (spring catalog), the 1 1/4" circle, the 1 3/8" circle, the 1 3/4" scallop circle, and the boho blossom punches. I also used the big shot with the lacy brocade embossing folder. The accessories are a pearl basic jewel, 2 brads from the subtles brads, and lastly, 3/8" island indigo ruffled ribbon.
  I did consider using glitter on this card too, but if I have a class with these cards I tend to stay away from glitter because of the mess and time. I try to prevent messes as much as possible.
  Now it is your turn to make a card like this. It is worth it!!
  Thanks for visiting and stop by again!

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