January 14, 2010

Inking paper punch flowers.

Here is a hint when inking paper punch flowers so you don't over ink the other petals.

Slip one petal over top of a scrap paper so only the petal shows and ink. Make sure that you start inking away from your petal and circle your sponge into your petal you can always add more ink to make it darker.

To make this flower use 4 different size punches making two of each size in different colors.

To help keep your flowers in place, place a small drop of glue in the center of you flower.

Then place you next same size flower on top.

Do this for all three sizes.

Then place another drop of glue on your bigger flower and place the next size down on top, make sure when you place the next size flower on top that you try to line up the white petal on the smaller flower to line up with pink petal of the large flower so you going pink white, pink, white.

Continue doing this with all the layers. Make sure you only use a small amount of glue just to hold you flower in place.

Then with a pen mark the center of the smallest flower with a dot for punching a hole in it for the brad.

When you hold is in there you can add your brad.

You can try different colors or punches with the same idea.

For more of a 3D look try pinching or folding the flower petals.

January 4, 2010

Victoria Case Challenge #32

Im back....
It feels so good to be doing card challenges again. This challenge works two ways it was a request card im selling and works out great for this challenge.
Im not sure what Victoria is looking for but I had fun making it and makes me giggle looking at it. I hope it works.
Challenge # 32 A Black Tie Affair- Happy New Year
Elegant Colors & Embelishments

I used Victoria new Digital Stamp "Cupcakes"

She was colored with Copics, her "Cupcakes" her embelishished with 3D diamond glaze and glass beads as well as red glitter for her cherries.
The ovals were cut out using spellbinders and inked.
 I also used one of Martha Stewarts new punch around the page punches.
I also used two black brads and purple ribbon.
Just a closer look at her.

Here is a side view of her "Cupcakes" showing how well they are embellished. (Giggle giggle)

Here is the inside of the card the colors are the same as the front but for some reason the lighting changed on me in seconds and the colors look alittle different.
If you want to see more of Victoria's Blog or Join in on her Challenges you can check them out HERE

Also watch for her new release of stamps "The Aurora Collection" comming latter this month at Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs link is on the right side bar.