Friday, June 22, 2012

Display Cards

I wanted to share with you a couple of display cards I made.  The first one is created using the Northwood's Bicycle Stamp.Northwoods Bicycle, Punch Flowers, Watercolor, Scrapadoodle, Carla's Scraps (9)

It's a bit brighter than the photo shows.  I added extra dimension by punching extra flowers from our Flower Punches.   Plus I stamped the image twice, colored and snipped out the blue and red flowers and layered on the first image with clear dotsGems for flower centers and the Star Dust Gel Pen layered on the bike add even more dimension and fun.  Of course I had to have a polka dot seat.

The next card is the Hydrangea from Northwood's Stamps and I used the "Outline Technique".  I've been wanting to create a Copper or Silver card for ages and this stamp said "use me, use me".  Okay, it was actually Lynne.  So here it is…

Outline Stamping, Stazon Copper Inkpad, Northwoods Stamps Hydrangea, Scrapadoodle, Carla's Scraps (7)

We have some Copper Adhesive Dots at the store, I might have to add them to the card.  Maybe one in each corner… what do you think?Outline Stamping, Stazon Copper Inkpad, Northwoods Stamps Hydrangea, Scrapadoodle, Carla's Scraps (3)

To create the card, I stamped the Hydrangea 4 times with Stazon Copper Inkpad.  I cut out all the full flowers from 3 of the images and layered them onto the first image with clear dots.  I add Copper Pearl Liquid Pearls for the flower centers.

Tip:  When I layer my flowers I will add extra clear dots to the same cutout flower to raise it higher than the some of the others I just added.  Just do it randomly, you'll love it.  You don't even have to match it to the flower underneath, it just gives it more depth like a real flower. 

I love added depth in cards and I hope you'll give it a try.  We'd love to see yours, bring it by the store so we can feature you on the our blog.

Carla, Carrie, Chris, Heather, Kris, Laura, Melissa, and Thuong

1 comment:

Linda Broom said...

these are amazing!!!! Beautiful.