I love trying techniques that I did not have done before! I see them often passing by by one of my Pinterest friends and than I get that feeling in my hands and the terrible need to try the new technique!
Do you recognize that?
Over the years, I have made a lot of cards. And I really mean a lot. And I still like to make cards. Because it is always a little project that don’t take much of your time. Although I made cards that took a lot of time! I have made cards that costs me a few evenings! I am not that patient anymore!
Anyway. I have made some cards today! Two, to be exactly! Both totally different. But both really cool techniques. Allthough they don’t look like the end results of the projects I saw on youtube.
First is here a card with poppies on it. I like poppies a lot. They are always such a nice inspiration for me.
The text is a Dutch text, which is saying: “Specially for you”. What I did different from other times, is that I have stamped the background! With tree different colours of stamps. No special stamping inkt, just a kind of cheap ones from the craft store. These stamps are laying here for a long time. I thought I should give it a try, and for this little project, I am really happy with how it turned out! The poppies, it are poppies, aren’t they?, are watercoloured with the neoncolour carandache crayons. You can also see on the background a little clear embossing kind of thing. But heat embossing is not my thing. I tried it many times, but it never turns out how I hope it will turns out. I used a little puff-paint for the heart of the flowers.
The next card has turn out awesome! I may say that myself! You should do that too sometimes! I saw this technique from the Frugal Crafter on YouTube.
The background of the card is also embossed but this time with my embossing machine, the double-do XL. I used an embossing folder and when I put the paper through the machine I went over the embossed paper with a kind of a Faber Castel Gelato crayon. But the crayon I have used, is not from Faber Castel and it is certainly no gelato! I bought these crayons a long time ago at a supermarket (would you believe that!), to find out many years later that they look like gelato’s! They are doing great and they were not expensive at all! The background looks really awesome, like I said before. I used a baby-wipe to smear the crayon over the background.
This is how the card looks! Nice isn’t it?
And because I have placed my Double-Do on the table, I thought it would be nice to make a little tag for the card and I have stamped the words “with love” on it. I don’t think I need to translate these words, do I?! I put two tiny blinky hearts near the middle tag too.
Does the cards count as two or as one 101- art project? Two of course!!!
See you later alligator!