Jul 26, 2009

Assembly line works!

Hello everyone. Finally found some time to stamp. That's not accurate. I really haven't stamped a thing. I have done nothing but assemble, assemble, assemble. I have boxes of  stamped and colored images, drawers of scraps and card sized fronts cut and ready to go. So . . . I decided one night not to touch one piece of uncut paper that was not for the card base. In two days I was able to assemble 4 dozen cards with just pieces, parts and scraps.

 

I still have a ways to go before I have even made a dent in the boxes of parts. I will be packing these up for the Cards for Heroes organization.PICT0087  I really had a good time doing it. I had forgotten the simple but fun accents that can be made from thin strips of scraps. I have an entire box of these scraps that I have stamped on an treated with inks in various colors. The most interesting look uses a white pigment ink, an ink that matches the paper and  even slightly darker, plus a  metallic ink

  in a coordinating color. These are randomly sponged onto the scrap to give depth. The result

  reminds me of those beautiful hand dyed batik fabrics I used when I quilted.  These last two cards use scraps treated with  this technique. Ruby Red paper, ink, and Brilliance Cloud White. I remember using a tear dropped shaped metallic ink pad at my daughter's. I don't recall what company it was from. They came in a set of 4 colors. Each was metallic and gave a very subtle shine to the strips.   Try it sometime. Thanks for visiting.  

                                                          

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3 comments:

Scrubbysue said...

These are so beautiful sue!! I'm so glad you were able to find some time to play. :) Happy sunday to you!

Selma said...
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Selma said...

You sound so much like me. I have lots of things already stamped and colored (in drawers) and lots of scrap designer paper and cardstock cut so I can do the "assembly line" card making. I also like to use paint samples in my stamping.

Selma
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