Thursday, June 28, 2007
And the winner of the ribbon blog candy is.........
DBullock!! Would you please be so kind as to send your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org please??? I have some ribbon waiting for a new home!! ::grin:: Thanks to everyone for playing. This is Melanie Welch saying get your pet spayed or neutered....goodbye everybody! That sounds familiar!!::snort::
I decided to show you how to do smackin' acetate for the technique this week. It is really easy and fun and you get a really great background!! This is something anyone can do and get great results!! It will look like you took time to make a nice watercolored background when if fact all you did is scribble a little!!! And ANYONE can scribble! So now on to the nitty gritty!!
Transparencies, stamp and write markers, water in a spray bottle, whisper white cardstock, stamps, embellishments
Scribble on the transparency with your markers......not much to that huh??
Mist your scribbles with water until the colors start to get runny.....Oooooo difficult!!
Press your white cardstock into the color and pull off
Finish your card!
Now is that not one of the easiest things ever?? And look at that background! It looks like a sky huh??? I love, love, love it!! Now.....you all go smack some acetate and let me know how it goes! Stay tuned for a fun project later this week!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Will Melanie break her computer??? Will she throw it out the window??? Will she have patience???? (not likely) Stay tuned to find out..........
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I absolutely love dark brown with turquoise! The ribbon I chose with the single stitch inspired me to put faux stitching on the monogram and on each layer of the mats for the monogram and flowers! I think it turned out pretty cute. It was pretty simple to put together. I put the ribbon on with some super duper sticky tape, stamped the letter M in turquoise with letterpress alpha, used my white signo gel pen to put some faux stitching on the M. Then I cut the mats for the letter and did faux stitching on them. I stamped the flower from shapes and shadows in turquoise and put a chocolate chip dot in the center of each. I matted the flowers on chocolate chip and then did faux stitching around them. I'm ready for my close-up!! (Don't look too closely.....my faux stitching isn't perfect!) The last thing I did was tie some ribbon on the elastic. This was a pretty fast and easy project! Stay tuned for another episode....and maybe I'll actually get a new technique up on Tuesday!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I have several different ribbons cut to about 1/2 yard each. Don't ya just love that sheer ribbon with the polka dots??? All you have to do is come visit often and leave a comment on my posts. You will get one entry per comment. I will also give 4 entries for an email subscription......see the left side bar. I will draw a winner next Thursday, June 28th. Good luck and be sure to check back to see if you've won so you can send me your info!
Cardstock, ribbon, stamps glue dots, embellishments
Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to go the length of the card plus have some left for tying. Tie the ribbon around your finger......I tied my ribbon with one long side and one shorter side so that my knot would be off center on my finished card.
Cut loop of the ribbon on the bottom of the loop...the knot is on the top..... while it is still on your finger. Cut ribbon at an angle to help reduce fraying.
Glue long ends on back of cardfront. You will have to attach cardfront to standard card to hide the back of the cardfront. Finish your card!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Stamps: Canvas Background
Cardstock: White, Coral, Celery, Close to Cocoa
Other: Various ribbons, silver brads, red line sticky tape
I stamped the coral, celery, and cocoa cardstocks with the canvas and versamark to give it a little bit of a fabric look. I evenly spaced 3 silver brads to look like hangers. I tied each piece of ribbon to look like a tie....I actually know how to tie a tie!! I stuck the ties down with super duper sticky tape....that's not the actual name....but it really is super duper sticky, so I like to call it that! The last thing I did was handwrite a sentiment inside.......Your love "ties" our family together! AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! Ain't I sweet? Hope he likes it!!! To be continued.......Stay tuned!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Cardstock, stamps, ink, post-it note, scissors
Stamp the image you want in the foreground onto the post-it note, making sure you get some of the image over the sticky so it will stay in place, then cut out as close to image as possible.
Stamp the image you want in the foreground onto your white cardstock. Then place your cut out image over it, making sure you line it up accurately.
Stamp the image you want in the background over the post it image.
Peel off post-it to reveal images. Color in images and finish card with your choice of embellishments.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Supplies are all SU unless noted otherwise:
Cardstock: Black, White, Red, Orange, Blue, Pink Passion, Yellow, Lilac, Green Galore
Ink: White, Red, Orange, Blue, Pink Passion, Yellow, Lilac, Green Galore, Versamark
Stamp sets: Crayon Kids (retired), Headline Alphabet, Small Script (retired), Wonderful Words
Accessories: Assorted coordinating ribbons (various suppliers), Enamel Charms (Making Memories)
Tools: Sizzix Die Cutter, Tag Set Die, paper cutter, adhesive, sponges
Other: Black frame (Walmart)
Cut black cardstock to fit your frame. Stamp Crayon kids in white to mimic a chalkboard. Cut tags with sizzix in each color. Sponge edges of tags with matching ink color. Stamp Headline Alphabet in colors to correspond with tag colors onto white cardstock. Cut out letters leaving a small mat of white. Glue each letter to tags. Stamp small script words and Love from Wonderful Words sets in versamark on tags in various positions. Tie coordinating ribbons through holes of tag. Glue tags down to black cardstock. Add enamel charms. Frame!