Sunday, April 22, 2007

I'm on a roll

I spent Friday with my Upline and she showed me so many wonderful cards, I can't seem to stop stamping this weekend! So here is another card. This one uses a technique that is supposed to be on mulberry paper. Of course I didn't have any. I remembered doing something similar as an Art teacher; we used coffee filters because they are so cheap! So I took a coffee filter and stamped it with French script first in chocolate chip. Then stamped over the script with "Versamark" and "Doodle That" stamps. Then use a reinker in cranberry crisp and wet most of the coffee filter. Let the ink drip and spread the by using a brush. Let the paper dry and then iron it between two sheets of paper. Remove quickly as it tends to stick. Then crop the paper to a size and a pattern that worked best for my card.

Take a 4 ¼ X 5 ½ piece of ruby red paper and dirtied the edge with close to cocoa stamping spot. The spots are great as you can try avariety of colors before you commit to a larger stamp pad. Cut a piece of Chocolate chip paper 4 X 5 ¼. Then emboss in gold using "Versamark" and the "Doodle That" long scroll. When putting the card together I was so excited because the scrolls looked like I purposely mirrored them. It was just one of those happy accidents! Next cut a 3X 3 inch piece of chocolate chip and then stamp the scroll work with versa mark and embossed in gold on a ruby red piece of card stock. Cut it down to 2 ¾ X2 ¾. Using the scraping tool from the cutter kit, wear down the edges of both squares. Assemble the card and tie the bow using the one hole bow method. This technique is so great becausethe ribbon never moves once you have tied the bow. I will show you ayou this later inthe week. Last thing was of course is to mount the card front on whisper white card stock. Thanks for looking


Anonymous said...

Oh this one is absolutely gorgeous and another possiblity for the SCS swap!! Glad you tried the coffee filter, it really worked nicely. thanks, L

ktcolburn said...

Love this card and the technique. I am going to try it.

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