Thursday, March 22, 2012
Hi friends! Here's this week's Crafter's Companion project ...
I'm using one of the two new sets of stamps from Sheena Douglass' A Little Bit Sketchy range. The set I'm using here is called Happiness.
On 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" white card stock, I placed the Happiness text image. I used simple masking techniques to place the left part of the largest stamp slightly behind the text image. I also placed a flourish image behind the text image. I added one more flourish image below the text image and on the left side of the main image. Please refer to the photo for placement of stamp images.
I placed a black border around the text image. I used the Spectrum Noir pens, from Crafter's Companion, to color my creation. These pens are great to work with. There's even a techniques DVD that I think is great to learn about the new pens and tips on how to use them.
After I'd colored the entire piece of card stock, I decided to distress it. Use your favorite distressing tools to create a well worn look along the edges of the card stock as well as around the images. I crumpled the card stock in a couple of places. I stapled two feathers to the front of the card for some extra visual interest.
I layered this onto some 6 1/2" x 5 1/4" patterned paper that I'd distressed around the edges. I used the Crafter's Companion Extra Strong Permanent Tape to attach the layers. I used the tape again to put this layer onto the front of the card. The card is 7 1/2" x 12"; is folded in half with the fold at the top. I also distressed the edges of the card.
Who gives you happiness? Will you send them a card?
Until next time, I am ever searching for inspiration.
Posted by KYCrafter at 12:00 AM