Isn’t this fun? I always enjoy the Royal Blog Tour Events… so many talented artists, great ideas, and fabulously creative bloggers to visit! I’ve been stamping away preparing a variety of projects, and something for everyone! Today’s projects will range from Clean and Simple, to Multi-Layered, and even a special Brayer card for you! So, get cozy in your coach and enjoy the excitingly creative ride!
First up… a little brayer technique sunset card I made for my DH’s Birthday… he loved it!! And, I love my brayer! It’s such a fun and easy way to add color to a card or scene. Of course, I had a fabulous brayer teacher… Yes, I’m a fan of the fabulous MZ (aka the brayer Queen)… But today I get to be a Queen… so hope you enjoy my cards and my castle!
Next… A Vintage themed card featuring lace, ribbon, fabulous antique brads, and mini library clips… I live in Florida.. so you have to see a couple palm trees!
Still playing around with this wonderful stamp set… This time with vellum and a banner greeting. I love the woodgrain stamp behind the vellum, don’t you? The edges of the Crumb Cake Cardstock were distressed with the cutter kit. The Designer series paper on the lower half of the card was embossed using the vintage wallpaper textured embossing folder and then some of the color was removed with a sanding block… pretty cool, huh? I love the mini library clips, and they were a perfect rustic touch to this very masculine and woodsy card!
Here’s a simplified or or “Clean and Simple” version of the same card…
And… how about an Asian theme? I love the vellum shoji screen… not crazy about my foreground bonsai though!
Here’s another sample using Medium Weight Window Sheet and of course the ever so lovely Plant Hope Stamp set!
After inking my brayer with Marina Mist Classic Ink, I added color to the very vanilla cardstock from the upper right corner twice… the tree images were then stamped, and Old Olive “grass” was sponged onto the forest floor. Clipping the corners gave the card a little more interest and depth… all in all it is a very simple yet elegant card to create. Look very closely, do you see striations in the sky (vertical lines or puddles?) In person, that’s really a very special and interesting watermark effect created by placing tombow multi glue directly on the window sheet to attach over the stamped image… almost like peering through a rainy window.
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