Saturday, January 19, 2013

Multi media layering

Some card makers use nothing but stamps other stickers and othet yet use mostly paper ... I like to use them all and layer them.Layers do not need to have a three dimensional aspect to create depth, sometimes imple flat overlaying works just as well. The idea is to get as many layers as I can.

The first layer was the red stripe. I then took a tan strip of paper and used a border rub-on to embellish the strip. this was my second and third layer. I then added the dimensional sticker tag (layer number four). I used more rub-ons, this time flourishes, around the sticker tag to create the fifth layer. Finally I added a row of rhinestones to the one strip; which become layer number six.
At first glance the card looks simple but when you start looking at it each layer becomes visible and the depth becomes more evident.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Combining Themes

This year I wanted to make a very elegant New Year's day card but could not find anything like that in the New Year's section. So I had to improvise and look around the craft store under other holidays, themes and even sections.Finally what caught my eye was a black rub-on flourished frame from the wedding section of the store.
I started by making a legal size black card for the background. I next added the black rub-on flourished frame to a piece of white paper; which I trimmed accordingly to fit on the card and adhered to the center of the card. The final touch was an old rub-on text is.