Saturday, April 18, 2015

A few recent cards

I thought it was long overdue to share a few non-sketch cards!

First up, a technique that I haven't done in years- wax paper resist. The technique is pretty easy, crumple up a piece of wax paper, and then flatten it against your card stock. Next use an iron to transfer the wax to the cardstock. Be sure to layer another piece of paper between the wax paper and the iron so none transfers to the iron.

Next is the fun part, seeing exactly how the pattern transferred. To do this, choose your ink colours and start sponging them.

The rest is pretty straightforward- die cut inlay.

Next up is a card that I made quite a while ago. I can't remember the exact challenge that my husband presented me, but this was my take on it- a very fruity card! I have to say I love the use of the clear foam tape here. I used it top pop up my velum greeting.

Lastly, I have a relatively quick card. I cut out the word hugs 3 times and layered them all together to make a dimensional greeting. Next I stamped my aqua background using aqua mist, hawaiian shores, and fresh snow on aqua mist paper. The sending banner is one of the stamps in the hugs set, so I thought I would trim that out and pop it up. Easy peasy!

All cards featuring primarily Papertrey Ink.