Friday, October 7, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques - October

It's month ten of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting techniques. This month's card projects involve a technique called Josephs Coat or Black Magic Technique. It involves clear embossing and lots of inks especially black! Here are some videos to show you how to do these techniques. 
Black Magic Technique
Joseph's Coat 
(these are two different ways to do this technique)

This hop started with our hostess Theresa's blog and that's the place to start today, so if you haven't started at the beginning do so. There are lots of great cards being shared today!

We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 or Stampin' Up gift certificate (Winner's Choice).

Here are the two cards I made using the Joseph's Coat technique. I have more inked paper ready to make more of these cool cards.

I hope you enjoyed today's hop and posted below is the line up just in case you forgot somebody and want to go back. These ladies have done a terrific job and it's worth visiting all the blogs to see their projects.




Sunday, October 2, 2016

Chalk N Stock October Challenge

Hi All!

Yesterday started the October Chalk N Stock challenge. If you use regular chalk or chalk ink in your crafting, be sure to check out or newest challenge and link up. We would love to see your creativeness.

Today I have two cards I have made as part of the design team for the Chalk N Stock challenge...

Bugaboo Stamps, our sponsor, was used for my digital stamps on both cards.

The cute "ewe" was printed out at around 4 inches high. The face, legs, and fluff was colored using regular pastel chalks. I used metallic markers for the guitar and his hooves. I used chalk ink on the edges of the cut out.

This cute little piggy and his sign were all colored with chalk pastels and ink chalk, again, was used for edging the cut out.

These cards are simple and cute and chalk does such a nice job of coloring. It's not as bright as markers or even colored pencils.

I'll have something Halloween tomorrow so come on back and see what's spooky.

Don't forget to head over the Chalk N Stock and join this month's challenge.