Sunday, July 17, 2011

Blossom Party & Faux Cloisonne

I have been designing cards for my upcoming card buffet and wanted to share one with you.  My daughter, Luella, was with me for five days and we always have a great time together designing cards and making 3D projects.  I love this retired DSP and wanted a flower to show it off so it reminded me of the Blossom Party die, it is really sad that I have had this die for over a year and never used it. :(  But the great part of having a card buffet is that I am getting all of my DSP out and my dies and having a great time creating!
Blossom Party

Isn't it just too cute?  The next card we learned how to do Faux Cloisonne in our Technique class Thursday night and I have decided to add it also to the card buffet since I love how the butterflies turned out.  Do you have a lot of glossy catalogs or old Stampin' Up! Catalogs hanging around?  When I started cleaning out my stamp room last week, I couldn't believe how many I had still, but we put them to good use with this Technique.  First the cards:
Faux Cloisonne with Flores Suaves

Isn't the butterfly so lifelike?  It is from the Flores Suaves (Soft Flowers) stamp set.  First we found a picture in the colors we wanted to use for the butterfly, then rubbed over the image with the Embossing Buddy then stamped the image using Versamark, sprinkled on black Emboss Powder (you could also use gold or silver) then heated it with a Heat Tool.  Cut them out by hand and the paper ends up feeling like plastic and really takes a bend well.  This technique works well with open stamps (not a solid image) like this butterfly or a flower.  Check out my next post that qualifies for two challenges.

1 comment:

Dale Morin said...

Both cards are super! I wish I could come to your buffet!