These are the 3 cards that Wendy designed and I just LOVE them!!!
The first card, pictured above on the far left, was made using a *brand new* stamp from Stampendous using another Laurel Burch design, Rainbow Safari
This card is DEFINITELY my favorite one!!!! Wendy used handmade paper from India to make the background and new Ombre Sequins from Hero Arts to accent!!
Note in the photo below how she created the background using the 2 pieces of handmade paper, one on the top of the image and one below it.. that is a great technique for only using up a little bit of patterned paper! I love how she matched up the 2 sheets so that the pattern is consistent on the top and bottom of the card.
The idea with this die-cut is that you can cut it out 4 times, back it with a sheet of vellum, and create a little lantern!!
Wendy loved the design of this die-cut and decided to design a card instead. The image that cuts out is BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love all the little intricate flowers that pop up, and Wendy used mini pearl dot stickers in the middle of the flowers to make it even more elegant...
She backed the card with a sweet polka dot paper and this tone-on-tone, monochromatic look is just STUNNING!!! This card is much softer than the other cards in this series.. and would make a great Mother's Day card, wedding card, anniversary or baby card... the possibilities are endless with this one!!!
In her sample, Wendy used a die-cut from Dee's Distinctively.. Fathers, Mothers Day
A couple weeks back Wendy took a Fish Printing class and was so inspired by what she created that she had to share some of the ideas in class this week!
The fish you see in these photos are ones designed by Fred B. Mullett.. and all of his fish stamps are created using real fish! So these stamps truly look realistic!
The technique: Wendy used 2 different weights of Mulberry paper. On the thicker of the 2 papers, she spritzed water, then a couple different colors of sprays. *Because the paper is wet, the ink moves freely creating the soft watercolor effect*
Then, she stamped and embossed fish onto the lighter weight Mulberry paper. she used a little bit of PVA glue to adhere the pieces, and in doing so, some of the color from the paper behind leaked through!!
This effect is just too cool... And just like in Fish Printing, she did the eyes last! She went in with a little bit of colored pencil (Prismacolor works best!) and added a tiny touch of white gel pen for shine on the eye!!
Wow, what cool prints! The best part was.. each one is a little different!!
Join us for next Tuesday with Wendy on April 25th .. the fee is just $10 and you leave with 3 fully made cards!!
A great activity for you and your friend, a mom and daughter activity, or just for fun!! Join us, we have SO MUCH FUN!!!