Thursday, November 4, 2010

"R" is for Railroad, "S" is for Santa

 These 2 cards are for the monthly Alphabetical Order swap on my Yahoo group. At one letter a month this swap has been going on for 14 months. So to get it over with in 4 months instead of another 9 I have doubled up on the letters per month. Here are the details.

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1. The background was done with a very simple template I cut from paper to resemble a cloud. I then moved it around and flipped it over several times as I chalked along the edges in an upward motion.

2. The grass along the bottom is some of the Flower Soft in Christmas Green and Shamrock Green that I mixed together. (I think it gives a more realistic look then either color by itself.)

3. The images I found on-line and printed out then cut around and glued down. The sign was glued to a small craft stick and then popped up on foam tape. The book actually has pages in it from another old book.

4. The pocket watch was made from a brass frame that I glued a clock face into and then covered with Diamond Glaze. I then attached a gold chain and glued it to the card.

1. The background is embossed in my Sizzix with a new folder I bought the other day. (It's called "Sugar" and comes in a set from Sizzix. ("Sugar & Starry Night")) I used a cream colored card stock then rubbed Distress Ink over it in Old Paper with a foam applicator.

2. The border on the edge is a Martha Stewart punch called "Modern Garland". (The paper is from Studio 45 and is actually the back of 2 prints.)

3. The frame is metal but I can't remember where I got it. The Santa image is another Studio 45 paper.

4. The title was cut from an alphabet from Sizzix called "Trixie Girl". I first heat embossed a red glitter powder on red paper before I cut it out. Then I glued it to the same green paper as the border and hand cut around the letters.


Mimi Cross said...

These are beautiful, Val! Thanks for sharing the details with us.

Nancy said...

Val, You always do such beautiful work.

Paula said...

Valerie, these are lovely! I have not heard of Distressed Ink ... I assume it can be obtained at Michale's? Ooo, I could find a million uses for such!!!

donna!ee said...

you create gorgeousness...thanks for sharing! ;)