Saturday, April 25, 2009

News Print Reveal Technique

This is a new technique from Technique Junkies. If you don't subscribe and you love techniques, what are you waiting for?
I love how this card came out and I especially love the rivets on the bottom. They look like Levi rivets, don't you think? Next time I make this card, I will try it in denim.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Checkbook and Beaded Pen Gift Set

I made this project for the Paper Temptress Blog. I used Velvet Touch cream paper which is just wonderful. It has such a lovely feel to it and takes ink like it was made for it. After I let the ink dry a bit, I blended the images together with my finger. The ink seemed to just "melt" into the paper. All stamps are from Hearts in Touch.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Clocks for Gifts

I made these clocks for the Paper Temptress blog, using all of the wonderful papers she has to offer.
Here are the instructions:
Cut one piece of c/s to 4 1/2 x 11 inches. This will be the outer part of the clock.
Cut another piece of c/s to 4 1/4 x 11 inches. This will be the center part or mat.
Attach both pieces together with d/s tape so that you have an even border between the two pieces of c/s ( as you would when layering a card front.)
Score at 3 3/8 inches from one side
Score at 3 1/8 inches from the other side.
Now when you fold it, you should have a 4 1/2 square center.
When you purchase your clock works (easily found at most craft stores and inexpensive) make sure you buy one with a short shaft, or else it will protrude too far out from the base of the clock.
Find the center of the piece by measuring from corner t corner on opposite sides and mark where the lines intersect.
Make a hole large enough to fit the clock works into. You may have to pad the back of the card to the clock works to make it sturdy. I use mounting tape for this.
Now you can improvise on these instructions and add embellishments to your clock. I did mine a bit different for the Father;s Day clock. I only used the 4 1/2 sheet of paper ( a sturdy weight) and then cut the center piece 4/1/4 square.
I hope you will give it a try. Email me if you have any questions.