Sorry I am so quiet lately. It seems I am only on the road lately driving kids to and from school and after school activity. But I have something to share with you today. Not only another video perfect for the colder season, but some personal news as well. We heard that we are probably moving to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma. That’s in Oklahoma City. While it is not Florida or Texas as we were hoping, it is closer to the South then we are now. And it is in the States. There were a lot of overseas jobs open. With the boys both finishing High School next place we go, I am excited that we will stay in the States for that.
Yesterday I created a video tutorial for the Dryer Sheet Technique. I love this technique for winter cards. It adds such a soft look to your image. For my sample I used Gina K.’s Winter Wings stamp set. I stamped one of the birds in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (Bird: E42, E43, E44, YR23, YR24, N7, N9, Branch: E44, E47, E49, snow: B000). I tried to color the bird like a Chickadee. The image was cut and embossed with Classic Circle Nestabilities and airbrushed with Copic Marker B000.
I then ran the image face down through my Xyron, added a used dryer sheet over it and cut it again with the same Circle Nestabilities die I had used earlier. Next I rubbed Cosmo Crystal Crafty Sparkles all over the image and tapped off the access.
A piece of 7Gypsies Nottinghill patterned paper was cut and embossed with Label 1 Nestabilities, sanded and then adhered to a black card stock piece cut and embossed with the next size Label 1 Nestabilities die. The image was adhered to both layers with dimensionals.
The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Pure Luxury Kraft card stock folded in half. It was embossed with Kassie’s Brocade Cuttlebug embossing folder. The raised image was highlighted with Adirondack Snow cap pigment ink.
A 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of 7Gypsies Nottinghill paper was adhered in the center of the card base and ribbon from Gina K.’s latest TV kit was tied around the paper strip. The ribbon was tied into a bow and topped with a black Basic Grey button tied on with black waxed Linen.
The sentiment is also from Winter Wings. It was stamped in Tuxedo black Memento Ink on a 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. A background border from Vintage Borders was stamped in second generation (stamped off once) Stormy Sky Distress Ink, two of the corners were rounded and the edges were sponged with Stormy Sky. The sentiment was attached to the card with one of Tim Holtz Memo Pins. To finish the card off three Snow Kaisercraft Pearls were added to the upper right hand side.
Here is a video for the visual learner:
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