I swear these Wednesdays come fast and furious don't they??? Well, since it is Wednesday, it's time for another Wednesday Evening Post. Believe it or not, there are NO Halloween cards in this one! However, I do have a short tutorial to show you. I believe it has not been done before, but if it has, it was something I came up with on my own anyway. I've not seen it anywhere and I go to lots of places. LOL OK, so on with the post!
Here is my first card to share:
These stamps are by Hero Arts and they came in the same package. I really love them. We had a new neighbor move into the rental property right across the street from us so I made this card for her. I colored the houses with my colored pencils and oms, cut them out and placed them on the green leafy printed paper and sponged blue paper I pieced together. I then stamped the trees and fences (from PTI), cut each out and added to the scene. I popped the tree tops up with foam tape for some added dimension.
I knew immediately that she was going to be a great neighbor when I saw her two dogs romping in the yard! Yeah! Another dog person! So along with the spice cake cupcakes I baked and took over, the pups needed something too. So I made this up really quick:
Just a simple brown paper lunch bag I stamped with various dog stuff, punched a couple of holes in the top for the dog paw ribbon, and filled it with dog cookies and "Pup Corn". She seemed to be pleased, and she seems very nice. She is also a physical therapist and even offered to help my with Jay if I ever needed it. So nice of her.
Ok, the next two cards (photoed together) were cards I made for my Mom's birthday from her "GRAND DOGS"! LOL Here they are:
Don't they look like Shotsy & Gunther?!? LOL The one on the left is of course Shotsy and I created him by piecing parts of dogs from an Inkadinkado stamp set. I added the studded collar as well. Gunther on the right is a stamp set that was made by Jami at "Stamp Happy". Most of you I'm sure remember when Gunther was selected to be put into rubber many months ago. I paper pieced his bandanna from the same background paper. I popped up both images with dimensionals for depth. Mom loved them!
OK, now for my last card which leads to the tutorial of what I came up with. Here is the card:
I've decided to start making cards like "thinking of you", "get well", etc. in Fall colors for when I need them this season. You see the little "buckle" on the card? Well, that again is a coke pull tab, but with my own twist on it. I started to color it with a marker and wasn't happy with it, so I thought "Why not try embossing it?" And that is what I did and it turned out really neat. Here is a close-up:
Here is a quick tutorial:
Here are the supplies you need:
Versamark ink (or any pigment ink - just needs to be sticky - I used a Versamark pen)
Embossing powder (any color)
A pop top
A heat gun
Pair of tweezers
I started by coating the top of the pop top with Versamark ink (you could smoosh it on a pad too):
Then using a pair of tweezers, I drop it right into the jar of embossing powder:
Take it out and gently lay it on your scrap paper. Using your heat gun, start to melt the embossing powder:
It doesn't take but a few seconds because the aluminum really conducts the heat. Just leave it on long enough to where you see the embossing powder is not only melted, but it is nice and smooth.
And here is the finished result:
The one on the card above is copper, this one is gold, I've made one in shiny black and also in red. The color choices are only limited to the number of colors of embossing powder. They also color up well with markers too, but not as nice as the embossing powder.
So, there you have another Wednesday Evening Post. Again, thanks for stopping by and taking a look see. Hope I gave you some ideas along the way. I'm behind on my blogging but I'll be catching up in the next few days, so if I've not visited you yet, I'm on my way!
Here is the "Pic of the Week":
I took this a couple of days ago at a park where I meet my Mom and her little dog Chunk to walk the boys. We are finally getting some beautiful color.
Hope all is well in your worlds! Again, thanks for coming and I'll see you on your blogs soon!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."