Make a Fun Flower Card – Part 3

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert crafter Christina Crawford demonstrates the different types of paper you can use to embellish your fun flower card.

    Christina Crawford

    With over 12 years of stamping and craft experience, I've learned that one thing is for certain...there is always something new to create and share. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've been recognized as one of the top demonstrators of the year each of my 11 years with the company. This is attributed to my wonderful customers and exciting and talented stamping team. I also give thanks to the stamping industry's fresh art designs and products. Stamping is great for those with little time (you can create something beautiful in minutes!), for those with tight budgets (making cards saves money over buying cards), and for those of all ages. I've enjoyed demonstrating many stamping techniques to thousands of people in workshops, stamp camps, and at several conventions. It is always my desire to show something fun and new. I love to tell new stampers that I am a former tax accountant. Everyone has a level of creativity, some more than others. With stamps, anyone can create gorgeous and simple projects! I am a great model of "if I can do this, so can you." Enjoy and Have Fun!

    Christina Crawford: Next, I want to have a smaller piece of paper. Its the So Saffron, and because we are working with the old olive color, I just thought it would be so nice to do that, and its a smaller piece by a quarter of an inch, just a tip on the side. If you are going to be layering, and you want to cut a piece so its smaller than the piece that you are layering, you want it to have a quarter of an inch variant on the length and on the height. Width and height, up and down, across, I dont know how you would say that, but you want about a quarter of an inch and so, when you slide it, you'll go ahead and it will fit, and frame out really nicely, and I will tape that.

    Using the snail adhesive, I love that because you dont have to pick off little pieces of tape, and I am just going to lay that right on top. Again, I want to layer once more, so, I've taken a piece of white paper, I measured my green paper, and I know that I want it a quarter of an inch smaller on the width and the height. Thats what I am going to be stamping a pretty flower on.

    When you have a stamp that is one image, but you wanted two different colors, you are using an inkpad, you are really only going to get one color on that. So, we are going to use the brush markers to color that in. This color is regal rose, and it has a really pretty brush at the end of it, and I am going to color right there on the flower and the little flower bud right there and then also do the same thing with the old olive marker. Using the brush tip, I am just going to color that stamp, pretty easy to do that. This way, you've got two colors. When you are using the stamp and the markers, you do want to huff on it, just to make sure that its all wet. If the phone ring, and you put your stamps down and you came back, you wont have to put more ink on it using the markers, you can actually just huff on it, and it will be fine, and then you have your soft image of the flower.