Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Technique of the week: Trimming

This is a 3" x 3" card that uses the Love You to the Moon set.  I wanted to make the musical note the focus of the card, so I trimmed around the image.  I used to detest trimming until I used the right tool (just like the saying goes - you need the right tool for the job).  My favorite scissors for this job is the paper snips.

The background paper is Modern Medley and the sparkly is Red Glimmer paper.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Technique of the Week: "Three is a magic number"

One of my favorite Schoolhouse Rock videos is "Three is a Magic Number".  Groups of three can be found everywhere and have been for centuries from Aristotle's ethos, pathos and logos to triangles in structural design, from religion to decorating.

This card is one of my favorite ways to make cards - three simple elements (with effective use of white space).  These cards come together quickly: one stamp, one paper shape and one ribbon.  I did add the glitter to the moon because who can resist glitter?   The set featured here is the Love you to the Moon set ( it is available in wood and cling mount.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Technique of the week: Fringe

 I think adding one element that gives a project depth really enhances the project.  If we are making cards that will be mailed we have to take into consideration the depth of the card.  Adding this fringe gives another dimension to the card but does not cause a problem in the mail.

This fringe was make using the Stampin' Up paper snips.  They are the best scissors I have ever used for paper crafting.  I did not ever cut out around images until I purchased these scissors.  The fringe could also be made using the fringe scissors.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Technique of the week: Background stamps

Many times when I am working on a new project, I focus on the foreground and forget about the background.  Stamping an image on the background can really add to the project.  This 3"x3" card uses one of my favorite background stamps - dictionary