Hello and happy Wednesday!
I was checking out the links on the the ‘Fetti Find link list last night and all I can say is “WOW!” You all are totally rockin’ Reverse Confetti stamps! It makes my heart smile!
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It’s time for WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS!
What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS? It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project. Today we’re focusing on SWING CARDS, but a variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.
So, I think that I may have mentioned that I am not a technique person. Did you think that I was going to say that I love Halloween? *wink*
I have been stamping for a long time and really have never gotten into techniques. Besides lack of interest, I think that they are often times messy, don’t match my style, are time consuming or I end up using 4 times the amount of paper to get it just perfect. With that being said, I am sure you understand my reluctance to try techniques and such. I need to get over it, right? Well, I gave it a go on a folding technique.
I keep running into swing cards on Pinterest and other various galleries. I know that they are nothing new to the paper crafting world but, in a way, they are new to me because I have never even attempted to do one. So, I decided to give it a shot. I’ve seen a variety of shapes and sizes done and knew that I wanted to make one that would fit into an A2 envelope and that had a circle swing. I checked out a few YouTube videos and used the basic measurements from THIS video and die-cutting instructions from THIS video. I had planned to have a photo tutorial on how I made this card, but I will be honest with you in saying that it is much better seen in video (which I don’t do quite yet).
It was really easy to do and I love the results!
For the front circle panel, I used the “October 31″ sentiment from the SPOOKY SENTIMENTS set and combined it with images from the SPOOKY CUTIES set. I used a combination of Copic C4, C1 and Blender on the ghost to give him (her?) a little more depth. The fence is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black ink and then embossed with Ultra Think Clear Embossing Powder. I very lightly crumpled up the fence after I embossed it to crack the embossed area and give it a bit of a weathered look.
There is a bat that is cut out and attached to either side of the circle swing panel. I had originally wanted to attach the bat with a piece of thin wire, but I didn’t have any on hand (not even wire from wired ribbon!), so I had to go with Plan B.
The opposite side of the circle panel…
I added the solid pumpkin (scored to meet the score/crease in the card), as well as the black cat silhouette from SPOOKY CUTIES. The polka dot pumpkin (from FOREVER FALL) was a last minute addition that I am glad that I sneaked in there.
And, one last one of the card laying flat…
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OCTOBER 31 SWING CARD
Pattern Paper from Pebbles; White, Black and Orange Cardstock
Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink; Gray, Orange and Green Dye Ink
Dimensional Adhesive, Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder, Paper Distresser
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