Today I’m back with my last guest for Neat & Tangled and I’m going to show you how to add subtle dimension to a clean and simple designs on your card.
This is my second post for today. If you are looking for the CAS-ual Fridays holiday release post, please scroll down. Hello crafters! I have discovered my love for inlay-diecuts again, as you might have noticed. Today I want to show you how you can use many tiny stamps to camouflage a die-cut so you don’t even spot it right away. Let’s make our card-recipients work a bit to discover our message to them, right? 🙂
Due to a completely unexpected (and still ongoing) cold that struck me down just before christmas (and prevented any kind of travel home to my family), my blogging schedule also got messed up quite a bit. Surprisingly, a sore throat and dripping nose don’t really help to motivate to sit down and write blog posts. After 10 days of being sick I’m sick of not doing anything, so I stubbornly turned on the Mac and decided to show one of the cards I sent off for christmas (if not now, then never, right?).
I just fell in love with the Purple Onion Designs critters and this penguin could be me: very enthusiastic on his skates, but due to daringly attempting crazy stunts, spending more time on his backside than others 😉 I found him incredibly cute and colored him with my Copic Markers, then masked him off and used Distress Ink and a blending tool to create the blue sky around him. A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finish off the card.
I’ve actually managed to record a few new videos for you (if you are not yet subscribed to my YouTube channel … wait, what? Why are you not subscribed yet?!) but alas, I have no voice. I mean, really, no voice at all. Talking to my parents over the phone means my mom has to guess from my throaty sounds what I’m saying (works surprisingly well). So, I can’t do any voiceovers right now, but I hope that when 2015 hits, I’ll be back on track and can share more new projects with you.
Thanks for stopping by and making this year absolutely amazing for me. I hope you have a few more fantastic days in 2014.