Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quarter fold card with tutorial link

I am now an author!  I wrote a tutorial for the quarter fold card for Splitcoaststampers, and it was published yesterday!  You can find it here: quarter fold tutorial.
Dina is the guru at SCS who makes things happen.  She made the video and switched out my photos with her own.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Coloring with Blendabilities

You may be looking at this card and wondering how in the world I made it.  The answer is I used the amazing Blendabilities.  The beauty of alcohol markers is that you can color on non-porous surfaces and it will dry on them permanently! Use them on embossed images, buttons, etc.
I stamped the skyline image from Calling All Heroes onto Tempting Turquoise cardstock using VersaMark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I used all 3 shades of Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities to color the skyline.
My goal was to make it look as though the buildings were being lit by the setting sun, and I think I succeeded!
For the cardbase, I ran it through the Big Shot and the houndstooth embossing folder.  I added a Pumpkin Pie mat that I pierced and used the white gel pen to create faux stitching.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Monday, August 4, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin card

Here's a card I made using the July Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit came with 6 cards plus 6 Blackberry Bliss striped gift boxes.  The stamps are really cute, and the ink spot is Blackberry Bliss.  It came with Soft Sky stickers that spell out wish as well as hearts and starts.  There are also a whole sheet of silver stars.  The suggested design just uses the outline star shape, but there are the punched out stars as well.
For this card, I stamped the sentiment on one of the star stickers.  I put the striped sticker along the folded edge of the card and tied the star on with white bakers twine.  I adhered the star sticker then added more random silver stars.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature