Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thanks a Lot Card

Here is another card I made using Basic Grey's Green at Heart paper. I really love this paper pad, but it has a lot of purple in it, and that is a color I find very hard to work with, as I am not drawn to it automatically. I thought I would challenge myself here to use purple, and I think I managed!

Technique Tip: I colored in the flower and the leaves using colored pencils. I used three colors for the flower and two for the leaves, blending using the lightest color until I got the look I wanted. It is easy to color small areas like these using colored pencils.
The flower is a stamp by Hero Arts, but I don't have a leaf stamp, so I hand drew those. The sentiment is also hand written. I layered everything with foam tape to add dimension.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Shabbat Shalom Card

Today I have another card to share.
The inspiration for this one came from my new Dymo (thanks Enid!) and October Afternoon Fly a Kite paper.
I sat down to create, and really felt like pulling out my colored pencils, which I have not done in a while. So out they came, and I chose two colors that coordinate with my paper, and used a simple blending technique on a Hero Arts flower stamp.

Technique Tip: I stamped, cut and colored the flower image twice, and layered them with some dimensional tape to get a cute 3D embellishment. I topped it off with Diamond Glaze and three half pearls.

Inside, I let each of my girls draw a little picture for their Granny, who is hosting us for lunch on Shabbat.

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