Saturday, January 24, 2009

Valentines

It's been a while since I posted any card pictures. I still need to upload the stuff we did at club last week-end, but I found some swap cards from Convention that would make great Valentines and I believe they use all products that are still current, so I thought I'd share them with you.

Both of these cards use vellum techniques that are so pretty...

First up: From the heart card by Kathleen Innes


The vellum overlay and Pink Pirouette layer on the top are both cut to exactly the same size. The pink layer is stamped with the flowers a couple of times randomly in black, then the flowers are stamped in black once on the front of the vellum. It may be hard to tell from the scan, but it looks very cool in person.
The layers are then held together with a faux bow- no need to try to hide any adhesive showing through the vellum.

Next: Always heart card by Nancy Student


The vellum overlay on this card was cut to the same height as the red layer underneath it, but Nancy cut the vellum wider than the red piece so that she could wrap the vellum around the sides and adhere from behind. Again, this eliminates the need to hide any adhesive that would otherwise show through the vellum. Very clever!
The heart on this card was embossed in white on the front of the vellum and the center of the heart was colored from behind with a Real Red stampin' write marker.
I love this technique and really should do it more often!

I found a bunch of great cards that I never posted from convention and scanned them, so I'll be posting something every day or as often as I can. I was able to register for the London, Ont. regional & will have a whole new bunch of swaps from there in a couple of month. Then in April I'm going to the SCS WNY gathering again (it was such a blast last time!) so I should have plenty of eye candy for a while. Who knows, I may even get some of my own work up here now & then.
I get stuff made, I just have trouble finding time to take photos, crop/edit/upload etc. And now that David has started his own website, I have to fight for computer time. I need my own personal photographer/blog editor--LOL. yeah right! Right after I hire a housekeeper, nanny & personal stamping assistant-hehe.
(I am always joking after classes about how I hate the clean-up part and need a personal stamping assistant to clean up after me, fetch my scissors, etc!)

see you tomorrow!

Laura

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