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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Inlay flower

Hello dear Friends:

Another card using the inlay technique...

inlay flowers front card

I love how this technique makes the card look so beautiful...

inlay flowers detail card

The doily frame was a bit smaller than the perimeter of my card so I made a slit (between flowers) and voilà, the frame could be adapted to the size of my other panels, otherwise the doilies would of being on top of my grey panel
You can barely notice the slit between flowers...

inlay flowers detail frames

I used 3 different frames the one with tiny scallops in white, the 2nd one in grey paper with a stitch border and the doily one...

inlay flowers side view

Thanks for the company...
and specially for the lovely comments that you take the time to leave me here...
It is always encouraging to hear from you...

Petite flower bunch from Memory Box;
*another option of flower can be found on the supply list below

Thursday, August 3, 2017

White Peony: Inlay Technique

Hello Dear friends:

A sweet card for a dear friend...on white linen and parchment/vellum paper

white peony inlay technique front card

The background was made using the "Bubble ring Collage" from Memory Box; die cut in Parchment paper...the same as the mini dragonflies, but in green parchment paper...

white peony inlay technique detail card

and the flower was colored with "Zig" brush markers from "Kuretake" and the technique was the inlay technique, where you place back each petal inside the flower...

white peony inlay technique card

Hope all is going well my friends...
thanks for stopping by
 and see you soon...


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Summer Backgrounds

Hello dear Friends:

Here are some of my last "marine" themed cards...
These 2 cards are made using 2 unique and very different background techniques...

This card is one of the cards that I taught at my local craft store at the beginning of July...

marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background front

the background is made using alcohol inks on glossy paper...

marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background

close up of the seal which was colored with "Copic" markers

marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background detail seal

as well as the lighthouse
marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background detail lighthouse

Here are the 3 cards taught at that class

marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background trio class
 last view
marine lighthouse on alcohol ink background side

This second card is made with several stamps in order to create a fun background

marine background with stamps front

stamp the different elements; die cut them and place them all over to create a background

marine background with stamps detail

add a sentiment in vellum and Voilà!

marine background with stamps last

I hope I gave you some ideas 
to create your unique paper backgrounds 

Thanks for the company


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Summer Boat Card...

Hello My Friends:

Here I am with another summer card...

This one turn out to be a little bit more laborious than other cards but the result is worth while...

summer boat card front

The center panel (checkers in light blue)  is inserted in the floral frame...(inlay technique)
and the flowers of the frame were colored some with "Prismacolor"pencils, others filled with shiny "stickles"...and some others left with the "Negative" cut outs...

summer boat card detail flowers

for the boat I used the "Paper Piecing" technique

summer boat card detail boat

and the waves (3 different pieces of paper) were also inserted in the frame...
and placed on top of the Checkers paper..

summer boat card detail waves

The stamps and the dies are a set of coordinating stamps and dies form Memory Box...

summer boat card side view

Thanks for the company 
and see you soon...