Here is a fun idea for a birthday card.
It is almost therapeutic folding these cranes.
I use 3 inch squares to attain this size crane.
The card is a standard size 5 1/2" X 4 1/4
I fold these when I am sitting watching TV
and now have quite an assortment I can draw on
to whip up a nice Birthday card on a moments notice.
Folding instructions are here:
Thursday, March 22, 2012
For the last Challenge on OSA, I needed a circle 3 ¾ “ to mat a 3 ½ “ Washi paper which I had cut with the largest of the small Circle Nestabilities set ( I don't have the large circles, yet ) so I thought of going on Google for a circle template. My problem was it needed to be black.I decided to make my own circle template in my Kaleidoscope program,
I then opened it in word and re-sized it to 3 ¾” and printed it out. I wasted less printer ink because the washi paper layer covered the center that was white. I cut it out with scissors and found, I did have to take a black re-inker and a brush and paint the outside of the circle to match the black card stock. Feel free to use the template I created.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Sometimes if you look at your stamps in a different way you can usepart of them for a project to alter the style or form, and create a whole
Most experienced stampers know how to isolate the part of a stamp they want to feature by creating a mask. This can be a positive or a negative mask.
For my aqua Oriental screen I created a faux lacquered look with a Holly Berry House
House- medallion stamp, by making a negative of the arch and stamping inside it with Versamark ink.
I laid my paper on top of the stamp and pressed it all over with my fingers, making sure it didn't shift position, then embossed it with fine black powder. I used a similar method of stamping as seen for stamping the background in this video.
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Here is the finished screen plus one I made with Best Creations Inc oriental print paper.
The single crane is from a Hero Arts stamp of multiple cranes. I inked up one on the end
and stamped it individually.