Monday, February 05, 2007

Too Cold and Too Cool!

I've been making cards this morning. I don't feel like heading out into the cold and I have nothing that needs to be done urgently, so I've been crafting. What a great idea, eh? Okay, that was the too cold part.

Here's what's too cool. Ethel on Two Peas posted a tutorial on making collages that lit the lightbulb in my head. I've always enjoyed making computer graphics, including collages. The difference is that on the computer I can undo steps. I can move things around. I can edit them. Stamped collages are more intimidating because once that image is down, you can't undo it if you don't like it. Well, to put it simply, her method involves stamping the images on paper, cutting them out, and then positioning them on the card before you stamp. DING! That made so much sense to me! So, I gave that a try this morning. Here's the card....


All of the images are by Time to Stamp, the Winged Whimsy plate. I used primarily chalk inks for this. Not too bad, eh?

I'm still having fun with texture plates and looking for different ways to use them in cardmaking. This next card just has a strip of embossed paper as an accent underneath the Prima flowers. The stamp is by Stampendous. Again, the embossing is subtle, but distinct.


For this last card I used more Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies. The sentiment is heartfelt, as I'm wishing for Spring today (BRRRR!), and is by Olive Wimple.


Hope you're staying warm, wherever you may be!

4 comments:

  1. Love your collage card. Wonderful textures on the embossed ones too.

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  3. Hi, Jay. Great stuff! Love the second one - it makes me think 60s, which for some reason, in artistic stuff, I really love! :D And on the first one - are you getting your 2 cents' worth? *G* Really, really nice work!

    Hugs,

    Judie

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  4. beautiful work! I hope you are staying WARM!! :)

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