Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Using less paper!

I have been spending soooo much time drooling, yes I said drooling, over Inspiration Avenue and all the new stamp sets that are coming out next week that I have barely done anything! So this morning I went into my craft room and settled in to make some quick cards. I hope you enjoy them!

I decided to show that it is possible to make pretty cards without having layers of patterned paper or cardstock. While I love my paper... if you need to budget out your stock, then here are some ideas to try! I used stamps from Flowers and Holly, Simply Divine, and Trendy Greetings. This first one has a masked border, I stamped with Versa Mark, and embossed with Transcendence then sponge/wiped on Versa Magic with a cosmetic sponge. The image is colored with a water brush picking up Versa Magic ink.

This Card I colored the stamp with Tombow markers and stamped it, even put both stamps on the same block to do it all at once! Then used the Scor Pal to create a border, which for some reason only the top and bottom really show in the photo, but I did the same two lines on both sides as well! This is a very simple card and could be made in bulk quickly!

This flower was colored with prismacolor pencils. I used a paper peircer in the corners and as a circle around the image and then sponged ink around the outside to grunge it up a bit.

I had a great time trying out these techniques and hope you will too! Let me know what you think!


Anonymous said...

Great techniques for beautiful cards without all the layers! Thanks for sharing. rita w

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

hello....I found your blog while blog hopping, i see you name is Teresa and you live in VA.....well I am Teresa from VA too....nice to meet you neighbor. I am two hours west of Richmond.

Your cars are beautiful, gret wrok....if you have time check out my blog.

enjoy *~*

Laine said...

Great Cards Teresa. My favorite is the one where you masked the borders. Very creative!!