|Asian Fusion, Gracious Vases - PTI|
You can see the influence of both challenges in my card. I stamped my vases on PTI patterned paper called Library Ledger, and used my spiral punch to make the paper look like I ripped it out of a spiral notebook. I inked the edges to give it the distressed look. I was thrilled with how the "hello" fit perfectly on the lines! I wanted to limit the layers, but the card looked more complete when I mounted the image to kraft paper and then to the brown card base. It must be a CAS card despite the layers because my head was screaming to add things to the card!!
As with other CAS cards, there are about seven tries in the garbage as I experimented with paper, ink colors, and stamping. I ended up adding three rhinestones to the center of the three of the flowers. Bling is always good, right?!?
I'm experimenting with using a watermark on my cards - but I'm not sure this is the right one. Stay tuned!
|Case Study challenge #134|
The first is the Fiskars stamp press. This is the small one. I have to admit that I saw a demo at Archivers a couple of years ago and thought it was silly. I was wrong! The grids help line up stamps, I can put more than one acrylic stamp on it and just stamp once. But the best feature is how accurately it stamps. Sometimes my vision is distorted when I use an acrylic block - that's not the case with this tool. I know exactly where the image is going to end up on the paper! The "hello" on my card is a perfect example - precisely on the line. Woo!
The second tool is a pair of craft tweezers. I don't know about you, but lots of times my hand gets in the way when I am trying to add a layer or an embellishment to my card - the tweezers get my hand out of the way which means I don't need to do as much adjusting when I'm using the tweezers. I used Michael's coupons and got both for a great price.
Remember - the Sister Act Card Challenge has its debut April 5th! Hope you'll come and play with us.