About Me

I'm married to a sweet and wonderful guy. Finally finished college but can't seem to find a job in a lab, I'm a Microbiology major. Hope to get a good job and be able to start a family. I love to craft, especially with paper products. I've recently started an etsy store, dreamer633.etsy.com. I like to try new products and techniques.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

LSS Card Swap

Ok,so for this card swap we had to make 6 cards any size, any style but they had to have a vellum or acetate overlay. I like vellum don't get me wrong but it can be a pain to work with so I went with acetate. I've had this set of stamps from Deadbeat Designs since last year and have never used them, they are some I bought to make Christmas cards with this year.

The first stamp is a chili pepper bunch with a bow. I stamped the peppers onto acetate with black Stazon. Then I flipped the acetate over and used Ranger alcohol inks to color it in. I'm don't have a lot of experience using alcohol inks on acetate, I couldn't keep the colors from blending into one shade but it still looks pretty. I used Red pepper, butterscotch, terra cota, eggplant and cranberry on the peppers. I used meadow, lettuce and bottle on the bow.

I then cut out some corners using my corner punch, it cuts 2 differnt types of corners per punch. Cut them out in 2 different but coordinating shades of green and applied the layered corners with a red brad to opposite corners. Not only did the corners "spice" up the card but it helped me anchor the acetate to the craft paper. I then stamped the greeting stamp that goes with the pepper stamp, "Seasoned Greetings" on the inside. The inside of the card is a soft tan color.

I know its too soon for Christmas cards but I've really been wanting to use these stamps and this card swap seemed like a good way to start! I'll post the cards I receive when I get them back.

1 comment:

  1. That Christmas card is so cute. I love it!