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Thursday, September 18, 2008

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Hi all, Ive finally caught up on some house cleaning, washing and getting things back to some sort of normality after being away. I promised I'd post some cards so here's what we made at Mondays classes. The oval embossing was done by running your card through the cuttle bug using a plastic stencil, instructions shown here. I mounted this up with foam tape to the card front. The swans were stamps and they were 3D onto the front. I seen this Faux ribbon banner some time ago ....can't remember where but what a great little trick......To make the banner cut a strip of patterned paper to the length you need Mine measured 10cm long by about an inch wide.

Make a valley fold 2 cm in from each end.

Then a mountain fold another 1/2 to1cm along depending how high you want it to sit up.

Cut a V shape from each end.

Ink the edges and put 3-4 layers of foam tape on the back middle section. This will stop it from collapsing in the center and give you that 3d effect. I also curled up the ends.

Here's a close up pic of the finished card. I added a large oval message backed with foam tape.

Cool Hey! we also did some more oil pastels on embossing. A simple card with some pretty results...a tip, if you add some kindy glitz gliter it just gives it that extra boost to the colours. I aslo met Gale for the first time from Circle of crafters. She did our class with us on Monday.Its great to finally put some faces to the names you meet and read on line....

Ive also made a start on Beth's necklace that she's asked me to make for her formal in November so here's a sneak peek at it........

This photo doesn't do it justice ...all the feature beads are crystals and it sparkles so pretty giving off lots of different colours...This is the main feature section. Well i hope you have enjoyed some more ideas...until next post....Valita

and a last thought

Our hope is in the living God
who died for all.
Timothy 4:10

5 comments:

Deborah said...

Valita, is there any craft you CAN'T do!? (lol) I really enjoy visiting your blog. I love reading your generous tutorials for the delightful things you create. I am SO ;looking forward to seeing the finished necklace too...the beginning looks AMAZING!! I hope you'll tell us more about how you're making it. You are immensely talented...such a gift.

vistagirl said...

Truly amazing Valita!!

Jennifer

Lin said...

Vanita, This card is stunning and so simple once you show how it is done. Love the blues. And, the necklace is beautiful. What a wonderful artist you are. Love and prayers from the USA

Nicole said...

HI VALITA! I found you through Nancy Morgan's site! Seems we both have the same interests with paper and jewels! Your daughter's necklace is amazing! Great paper-artwork, too!

Glad I found ya!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Stunning card. Love the blue & the swans! This is such a wonderful tutorial (what a lovely way to add a sentiment!) and that necklace looks like such a treasure already! :O)