Combining fine art rubber stamping, mixed media techniques and paper crafting,these are art forms that I love to share. I like the idea of learning together -- sharing what I learn and learning from what others share.
A friend celebrated her repeated 29th birthday last night and it called for a quick but special card. Thanks to Birch Press Designs, voile`! This shows an up-close look of the Swarovski crystals; it's difficult to photograph just how brilliant these crystals shine. Using an A-2 card base with Tsumugi, a Japanese linen card stock from Hanko Designs, in yellow, I also made a score line down the front of the card (left center) just to add a little interest. From the 3-layer die
I've had the joy of taking card classes from Jean Okimoto at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila. This is one of the cards Jean designed that we made at the last class using a fan fold die from Spellbinders as the featured die . . . Card design by Jean Okimoto That card inspired me to put this birthday card together using scraps of paper I had on hand. Washi paper was used to create the fan using a scored folding die from Nellie Snellen -- "Ball" NFD002. Rather than close up
Happy Mother's Day to everyone today. I hope you've enjoyed family and friend time, as well as time spent doing something you really love. My sister-in-law and her two daughters are very close family, and we enjoyed a family afternoon with them today. Instead of a typical "card" I chose to make card booklets for them. I used heavy card stock and covered each with washi paper, using mitered corner folds; mulberry paper was used as the inside liner to the front and back covers.