Thursday, August 8, 2013

Paper Cranes Card and Bookmark Set

Today's card is a single layer, relying on masking to selectively Distress Ink a background. I then stamped paper cranes in two rows, added a sentiment in white, and added lines with a white gel pen.

I used a normal piece of cardstock and some temporary adhesive for the mask, so when I was done, I was left with an extra panel of Distress Inked paper. I ran it through my embossing machine, punched out a hole, and cut both corners to turn it into a tag. To give it a more finished look, I attached a hole reenforcer and some twine.


Cardstock: Recollections
Stamps: Single Origami Crane (Hanko Designs)
Ink: faded jeans, pumice stone, shaded lilac (Distress Ink); Frost White pigment ink, Lavender pigment ink, Wild Hare pigment ink, Blue Lagoon chalk ink (ColorBox)
Pen: Uniball Signo white gel pen
Twine: Hemptique
Embossing folder: Texture Fades Rays (Sizzix/Tim Holtz)


Lawnscaping Challenge #63: One Layer Card

Pink Sari Card

This is one of my simpler cards, simply because the sari took a lot of trial and error to construct. I cut the top from patterned paper using my Silhouette Cameo, and I covered the design with the lattice background stamp so that it was more visually interesting.

I cut a 2"x6" rectangle from the same patterned paper and also stamped that with the lattice pattern. I then scored it after 3/8", then 1/4", then 3/8", then 1/4", and so on until I reached the end of the strip. So, the scoring lines are at 3/8", 5/8", 1", 1 1/4", 1 5/8", 1 7/8", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 7/8", 3 1/8", ... (See image below.)

This is very difficult to do without a scoring board, so if you want to make the pleats quickly, I suggest you invest in one.

I used washi tape to represent the cloth that drapes over the shoulder, and I stamped "Congratulations" in the same pink color I used for the lattice pattern. Since this card will be given to an eleven-year-old girl, I added pearls along the neckline, at each hip, and on both sides of the sentiment. The corners were rounded to soften the overall look.


Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Recollections
Stamps: Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts), Lattice Background (Hero Arts/BasicGrey)
Ink: Memento Rose Bud Dye Ink (Tsukineko)
Washi Tape: mt masking tape
Pearls: Hero Arts
Additional Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper