Saturday, September 4, 2010

Card Making Night - Re Cap

Last night's card making was a lot of fun!  We drank French Vanilla coffee. We ate brownies, chips and  pizza rolls. We talked up a storm. And oh yeah, we made some cards too. These are two of the cards that we made last night. I decided to go with a Halloween theme.  Be sure to join us on October 1st for our next card making night!  If you have a theme you would like to do, send me an email and I'll try to accommodate.

For this card we used the Greeting Card Kids stamp set.  It's so cute! We colored it in with Stampin' Write markers and a blender pen. 

Here are some tips when water coloring with the markers and blender pen.
  • Use watercolor paper.  I found that water color paper was much more forgiving than whisper white card stock. 
  • Stamp your image in basic black ink.  I like to heat set the image before coloring to make sure there is no smearing or bleeding.
  • Color the entire image with the blender pen before adding color.
  • Apply the marker first to areas that would naturally be the darkest and then use the blender pen to drag the color to the lighter areas.
  • Using the blender pen first also makes it easy to lift color that was applied by mistake.  Just take a clean blender pen and "erase" your boo boos.
  • Stamp Set:  Greeting Card Kids (wood - 119887) or (clear -120633)
  • Ink:  Basic Black Classic Ink Pad (101179)
  • Paper: Pumpkin Pie from the Brights Collection Paper Pack (117155)
  • Card Stock:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie.
  • Watercolor Paper:  (105019)
  • Stampin' Write Markers:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
  • Blender Pens:  (102845)
  • Ribbon:  Pumpkin Pie 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain (115616)

For the second card of the evening I decided to focus on punch art.  This was really a fun card.  The moon is made with the new 2 1/2" circle punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog. and the fence posts are made with the word window punch.  Although I could have punched out the owls eyes with the owl punch, I decided that I wanted to use googlie eyes for this little guy.

  • Punches:  Two Step Owl (118074), Bitty Bat (119279), 1 3/8" Square (119877), Word Window (119857), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906)
  • Paper:  Pumpkin Pie from the Brights Collection paper pack (117155)
  • Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
  • Stamp Set:  Grateful Greetings (116511)
  • Ink:  Basic Black Classic Ink Pad (101179)

1 comment:

  1. We had a great time making the cards. The coffee is always great! Now I have to figure who will be the lucky receipents of my cards! Unless I just keep them! (But I never do that!)