Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sanded Core' dinations with Judy Jackson

There I was in AC Moore -- shopping for other things -- and I spotted some new Core'dinations background paper in single sheets. This sheet was already embossed with butterflies -- and it called out to me, "Buy me, buy me!" So like any good stamper/shopper, of course I did! How could I resist it?
After I got it home, it sat on a shelf for a while -- and I pondered how I would use it. I knew of course, I would use the Sanded Core' dinations technique from the April 2010 Technique Junkie newsletter. The question really was what else will I do with this technique on a card!
So of course I sanded it, then carefully sponged some dark red ink over the embossed images to make them pop a bit more. I used a butterfly stamp from Heather's Stamping Haven in Nepean, Ontario and butterfly verse I really like. They are stamped on vellum. I embossed both in white embossing powder -- and against the white of the Core'dinations paper the verse didn't show up very well so I sponged some red on the back side of the vellum until the verse was readable. I used a red marker on the back side of the vellum to add color to the butterflies. I attached the vellum using my Xyron machine. I really like how you can see the embossed butterflies through the vellum on the top layer. There is a layer of shimmery metallic red paper behind the Core' dination paper. You can purchase this paper from Paper Temptress. It is called Stardreams Ruby and it is text weight. The ribbon and pearl accent ties it all together.
I hope you have some creative time this summer.
Judy Jackson

Hetty has Worn Wallpaper

With all the Christmas in July challenges going on, I contribute with my design and hope to give you some inspiration with my number calendar card. This is one I design every year as you can see HERE (some older designs and ideas). I have had already some requests for the new template and when it would be  ready, well here it is (you save it to your computer with the right mouse click and you can print it any size you like).
This card is made with a new technique from the August Newsletter called "Worn Wallpaper". This is a great technique for backgrounds and you do not need anythig special. I am sure you all have some scrap paper and white embossing powder to do this technique. I used some digital stamps from FireCracker Designs by Pamela an colored them with my ciao copic markers.
Here a close-up of one of the scene's. I have printed out the digital stamp several times, to make the picture more lively. The bunny is printed in two sizes and given a more xmas color.