Thursday, 30 July 2009
These are three mini-cards I made as a prize for the ice-breaker game. Two use a small lily stamp from the Birthday stamp set, the yellow one I've painted with cosmic shimmer watercolours and the other with adirondack pens. Both have the sentiment stamped using Walnut Stain distress ink. The backing paper "Abigail" from Fancy Pants' Sweet Pea range.
The butterflies were painted with adirondack pens, and I added a few spots of glitter. I used distress ink to stamp the leaf borders.
The ladies at the party enjoyed having a go with embossing, and painting with the cosmic shimmer watercolours. They had lots of ideas, and one even suggested embossing onto a piece of fabric. It worked quite well on polycotton, but denim or 100% cotton might be better. Anyone else tried that?
Thursday, 23 July 2009
My younger daughter chose the colours for the stamping and embossing (I did that for her) and then she coloured them with crayons and felt pens - even a 4-year old can enjoy making cards, and get a good result with these stamps.
I made this card for my sister's birthday, using the birthday stamp set from PartiCraft, stamped and embossed with metallic gold embossing powder, and painted with Cosmic Shimmer watercolours. The gold writing doesn't show up very well in the photo, but looked better in real life!
I'm doing a party in Argyll next week...so I'll post some pics when I've made some samples for that!