I think I'll start with a few answers...just in case anyone actually reads this stuff, I figure what's written first is the most likely to be picked up!
Last week's Technique Tuesday was missing a crucial shot...how and when did I stamp the snowflake. I have edited the post to include that shot, however the quick answer is, the snowflake is stamped on the inside of the card, through the punched out window. My apologies and thank you to all who inquired and made me aware of that omission.
I was also asked where you can purchase the K&Co paper "Mellow", that I used on my Weekend Sketch Set. My apologies...the correct name of the paper pack is "Wild Saffron" by K & Co.. I purchased the "Wild Saffron" paper pack from my local Michaels, and it's a 12x12 set of 36 sheets. I hope that helps whoever asked. I came back from Thanksgiving to 190+ emails, and I think I deleted it by accident, so I apologize for not replying directly.
Technique Tuesday: Negative Frame
This week's tutorial is a simple but often forgotten way of using punches. I position the tutorials for the person who just recently invested in punches and is looking to make use of their new toys in a simple and satisfying way. I think this little technique will do the trick!
You will need:
Two different sizes of punches. I chose to work with the 1 3/8" & 1" circle punches. Squares and stars work equally well for this technique.
Your paper...mine is cut to 2 1/2" and graduates up in layers by 1/8" each.
Make sure you punch so that as much of the sticky stuff is in the punch area
I chose to decorate my "future" frame with a wheel image, you can also use designer paper, or leave it plain.
Now you will position your punched sticky note in the centre of your papers, which have been adhered together.
Position the punch over the sticky note circle. I usually find that it sort of "grabs" the punch, but it is not difficult to position...you want to make sure all you see in the punch window is your sticky note.
This is a great way to frame "inchies", or any small stamp that seems lost on a big sheet of paper.
Here is my finished card.
I had another card in mind, which I will show you right after this, but when I saw the colour challenge, I changed my mind! The colours were Pirouette Pink, Basic Black and White. You know I just did a pink and black card, but I really love the colour combo!
This card features the "Stems and Silhouettes" wheel in Pirouette Pink, which I found to be a very difficult colour to photograph. The picture is a little dark because I had to darken it to bring the pink out. I tied a length of pink gingham ribbon along the left side and on the right, which you can barely see, I made three score lines from the back side of the card. It adds a nice detail in real life!
Inside the frame I punched a circle of black and then added three punched flowers with the flower trio punch. I went a little crazy with the half back pearls, but I like the end result! The sentiment is from "Curvy Verses", and is stamped along the bottom to call it done.
Here's the other card I mentioned earlier, using the WOW flowers card Elements kit and stamp set.
The card is pretty straight forward, some ribbon,the scallop border punch and word window punch help make it happen.
There you go...another quick and easy way to use your punches on a card.
If you're wondering why this is so late, well I had yard work to do. I should have done it yesterday, but I procrastinated, and of course it rained last night. I have a mountain of leaves in my backyard, which is no biggie, we have a leave blower/sucker thingy. Well, let me tell you...don't try to use it on wet leaves! Yikes, I had about 1/4 of the leaves picked up and bagged when it clogged up. Lordy...that's dh's newest toy! So I ended up raking up wet leaves the old fashioned way, and taking a screw driver to unclog the leaf blower. The perils of procrastination. Next thing you know the kids are home from school, and I didn't get back to stamp until after they went to bed. What a sad sob story! LOL!
I hope your day went better than mine, and tomorrow is even better. Thanks so much for stopping by! I always love it when you do!
Pink/White card Recipe: Stamps: Stems & Silhouettes Wheel, Curvy Verses (SU) Paper: Whisper White, Pirhouette Pink, Basic Black Ink: Pirouette PInk, Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: 1" & 1 3/8" circle punches, flower trio punch, dimensionals, pink gingham ribbon, black polkadot organdy ribbon (Dots, Dashes & Checks Michaels), half back pearls (Michaels)
WOW Flowers card Recipe: Stamps: Wow Flowers (SU) Paper: Rose Red textured, Old Olive, More Mustard, WOW Flowers designer papers Ink: Rose Red, Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: Scallop border punch, 1 3/8" & 1" circle punches, word window punch, ticket corner punch, More Mustard Ribbon, brads