Hi readers Roni had on her blog back in 2007 some quick Christmas cards and I decide to try one of the ideas. Although instead of using scissors I used my Cameo. Also I decided to go more decorative.
Lol! I spent more time playing around to see if I could stamp with a combination of Inka Gold and a Gelato than I did cutting my twin panels and cutting out the stamped image with a die.
Then in the Designer Edition of Studio I drew a rectangle the size I wanted it to be. I then took the knife tool and the wave pattern to cut the rectangle into two sections. I decided to cut the wave pattern off center so one panel would be wider than the other.
I decided to go ahead and use some monotypes I had made on copy paper. The blue print was made using metallic paint and the butterfly stamp. I made that one last year on my homemade gelli plate. The green one was actually a piece of copy paper I had placed down on my round gelli plate to clean it. When I cut it I got the rounded edge in one corner but I like it.
Several people have asked me about the butterfly stamp because it seems to find its way onto a lot of cards. I must confess it is my favorite stamp. As well as the first non Christmas stamps that I bought. The stamp is by "Funny Business Stamp Company". They were a stamp company based in Seattle Washington but I could not find out if they are still in business or not. The copyright on the stamp is 1981 so I guess it could be considered a vintage stamp by now.
I decided to see if I could stamp with a combination of Inka Gold and a gelato. I knew that I could mix Inka Gold with water on a craft mat and then stamp but decided to see if I could apply Inka Gold directly to a stamp and spritz once with water and then stamp. Then I decided to see if I could color over the Inka Gold with the gelato and then spritz and stamp. I wasn't worried about contaminating the gelato because I knew it would wipe clean. My results varied depending on how heavy both the Inka Gold and gelato were applied as well as how wet. On the second butterfly I rubbed my finger over the stamp after I had spritzed it so it gave the stamp more of a water color look.
I cut out the stamped images with a Spellbinder die. Glued everything down and there you have it two quick cards. You might want to keep this idea in mind if you need to make a lot of invitations or holiday cards.Using two different pattern papers you could quickly make cards.
Thank you for stopping by. I don't know when next I'll post as I have some new goodies coming in the mail so I'll be busy playing with those. As well as I just might go and have a Play Date for a few days with my sister. I have all kinds of techniques to teach her and products to introduce her to.
Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!