Tuesday, June 26, 2012

quick projects

I won a great little stamping set and some other Crafty Secrets giveaways from Pam at Iris Garden.  Here is a quick project I put together for a little celebratory mini-card.

For the "uncle sam" tyke image I stamped and embossed twice in blue ink, colored both with Spectrum Noir markers and cut one of the images.  I am still learning the techniques of coloring with alchol markers so this was good practice.  I then layered the cut image over the full image using foam squares for a 3D effect.

The Celebrate 4th stamp was stamped and then embossed with red glitter embossing powder.  The circle was aged using blue ink and Spectrum Noir and Le Plume markers, then lightly sanding.  I also cut out a Star Spangled Banner image from a holiday stack by Tim Holtz.  The images were placed and layered on blue card stock left over from THIS PROJECTThe edges were trimmed with borders and a embossed square and star brad.  I also added hemp for a mixed prim - vintage -glitzy look. Fun!

I also played around with my Cricut - the above images were created using the Florals Embellished cartridge.  LOVE the images.....  I just need to get a better handle on what tension to use with what varying types of paper / cardstock as a couple of the pieces tore on the more intricate cuts.  

I have embellished these further with rhinestone accents and look forward to posting a couple of projects, once finished.   Until then...happy crafting!

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