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.  




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.