Inspiration and Card in a Flash in one post
Posted by Dianette "Jany" Seda en 23 noviembre 2008
Sorry I didn’t post yesterday. Martin came to MY HOME and helped me clean up some of my house. That is a first since I never let him here. Well, he helped me pretty good. I have more stamping space and I love it. Sincerely, he did so much for the mess my house was that I just couldn’t be unfair and start stamping last night. So, that said, here’s my inspiration for Saturday and my card in a flash for Sunday, both together. AND I did something for Monday and Tuesday too! You will see!
Here are Donna’s cards. I noticed there is some embossing done in the cards. I didn’t have anything to emboss with, so I just used cardstock and paper. I’m pleased with the final results. I wrote asking her if I could use her cards as inspiration. I didn’t get any answer. In case she says no, I’ll remove the pic but not so the link.
Here is my batch of finished cards. Aren’t they just great! Well, here is a few tips in how I did this in just three hours (full set of 16 cards, and I cut and did some extra pieces of some of those. I actually wanted 20)
1. I cut everything I wanted to use and set them apart. That includes the punched cardstcok.
2. Make the most difficult step first. For me, it was embossing. To make it easier I chat with Martin while he was taking breakfast. AND then I did the sponging too.
3. Assemble the pieces that need assembly out of the card first.
4. Stamp the sentiment. It is always easier to do before assembling everything together and there are less possibilities of it going crooked.
5. Tie the ribbon, that’s pretty hard for me to do.
6. Put together one at a time.
7. Add the finishing touches. In my case, I used liquid aplique instead of buttons or brads. Looks cute and even if I need to wait for it to dry, I don’t need to spend a lot of time assembling it and there are no things looking wrong in the back of the front panel of the card.
Now you have more than a dozen of cards, done in no much time. It took me about the same time it took me to do the other two projects I did.
Stamps: Silhouette Nativity
Paper/cardstock: Vintage Holiday (retired)
Embellishments: Liquid Aplique, ribbon
Inks/coloring: Palette Burnt Umber
Thanks for reading,
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