Saturday, January 7, 2012

Change of technique

I dont' know why I always do this, but I changed my technique at the last minute.  Not literally the last minute, but I stayed up until 2 in the morning on Thursday to see if I could find something else that I really, really liked.  The grid technique was nice, and it does add something to a card, but I just didn't really love either card.  I always want my club gals to come and really like if not love the card that they are going to make.  So with all of this, I changed my technique at the last minute.  Here is the card (s) that we ended up doing.  I let them choose which one of the first two they would like to do,.

The colors on this card are Marina mist, Cajun craze, Old olive, and bashful blue.
 These colors are, Certainly celery, Pretty in pink, and Regal rose.
 Same  colors as above, just added Marina mist.
This card was awesome with all of the different things you did to make it.  A brayer, circle punches, different inks, just tons of fun to make!  All of the inspiration comes from none other than Dawn.  I should say these cards are totally cased from Dawn.  I used different stamps, and on the one card different colors, but it's all her.  I LOVE everything I see from her, and she's so good about having measurements written on her video's as it goes for the slower people like me who read better than I listen.  Anyhow, find her video right here.  Thanks to EVERYONE who shares their ideas so freely, I really really appreciate it all! 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Valentines cards using the Grid technique.

My technique group is getting together this Friday, so I have been doing some research and found a pretty simple technique.  It gives a great background look though.  It's as the Title says, The Grid technique.  I've never tried it before, so this was a first for me.   I found the technique here.  I loved the look of her cards, so I decided that I would case hers.  I just changed the colors on the first card and left out a layer, and used a different stamp set.  On my second card, I also cased her lay out, but again changed it up.  I don't like the second card I made as much as the first one, but I still think it was a fun technique to try, and I'll probably be doing it again.

 I used Elegant Eggplant ink (105210)paper (105126), Old Olive, ink(102277) paper(100702), and Melon Mambo ink(115656) and paper(115320).  I also used the scallop edge border punch,( 119882)the scallop circle punch,1-3/4" (119854) the 1-3/8' circle punch,(119860) and my wonderful Simply Scored Scoring tool.(122334)  LOVE IT!  The ribbon is melon mambo, (retired.)
Here's the inside of my card.  On this I used all the above colors, but used the Stampin write markers.  Elegant Eggplant (105110), Old Olive (100079), and Melon Mambo (121074).  Also, this is a sneak peak of a stamp set that is coming out in the new mini starting January 4th.  It's called Candy Conversations.  (125560)

Now for my next card, not my favorite, but also using the Grid technique.  As you can see, I'm really getting into the Valentines Day cards.  I got really tired of Christmas cards, so it's nice to be moving on.  I've got a couple more cards to share, but these two are the ones I made using the grid technique. 
I'd love to see what you guys come up with and also know what you think.  All comments are appreciated.  If you would like to order any of the supplies I used, please click the "Order now" button on the very top right and it will take you to my demonstrator website where you can order whatever you would like, or you can contact me on my demonstrator website if you would like to be the hostess and hold your own workshop, and learn this technique.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          demonstrated.