Card Sketch #15 by Tami Sanders

by | September 13th, 2014 | Comments Off on Card Sketch #15 by Tami Sanders

Hello! Tami Sanders here with your Card Sketch for September…

card sketch #15
There are several different ways to put this sketch together. You can either place the circle over the center paper piece and trim the edges that overhang it. Or you can use a diecut frame, place the circle behind it, and again, cut off the overhang. If you use a diecut frame, you can either line it with another paper or let the background paper of the card base show through.

For the sample, I was initially going to use just the center portion of the diect as the circle in my sketch; I remembered the swirl circle design, but had forgot that it also had a frame around it! Since it did already have a frame, it seemed silly to cut it off and make another one. So the frame and the circle swirl are all one piece….

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I did decide to line the frame instead of just letting the card base show. I first stamped and embossed a design white cardstock using Jasmine Mix’d Media Inx™ and ColorBox® White Embossing Powder. Then I placed the paper in the Color Catcher® and spritzed lightly using Mermaid ColorBox® Spritzer and Bubblegum ColorBox® Premium Sprays!.

I sprayed the diecut using just the Bubblegum Sprays! 

For the butterfly, I first diecut it from white cardstock, taped it {blue painter’s tape} to the back of a matching stencil, then inked and embossed {ink was applied using ColorBox® Stylus & Tips}. It was sprayed with Lemon Drop Spritzer with  just a touch of Bubblegum Sprays! at the tips of the wings.

The sentiment was stamped using the same supplies, then spritzed using Mermaid Spritzer and Bubblegum Sprays! I sprayed a little heavier than I did the background so that the sentiment would stand out.

Instead of laying the sentiment flat and gluing, I decided to adhere it by weaving it in the diecut. The wings of the butterfly were bent up, and it was adhered by the center only. A few scattered pink pearls add the finishing touch.

Here are a few hints for combining Embossing and Sprays:

* I like to emboss first, then spray as the colors of the sprays tend to collect around the embossed areas making them stand out more.

* Another benefit of embossing first is that you don’t have to wait until the paper is completely dry after spraying. If you try to emboss when there are still even SLIGHTLY damp areas, the embossing powder will stick to any area that is not completely dry.

* I also like to use Pigment Ink instead of Watermark or Embossing Ink when combining with sprays. They have more “body” and show up better against the sprayed background. Mix’d Media Inx are PERFECT to use!

* Once the ink from the sprays have set, dab the piece gently with a paper towel to remove excess ink from embossed areas.

Stamps are from Gourmet Rubber Stamps: Bonjour, Dies: 4 X 6 Circles and 3 X 4 Butterfly and Stencil: Mini Mariposas from The Crafter’s Workshop, Cardstock from Bazzill, Rhinestones from Doodlebug and Zip Dry Glue from Beacon Adhesives.

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tami sanders * paper crafter

About Tami Sanders

Ink, paper and glue are a few of my favorite things. I enjoy working with a variety of mediums, and don’t really have a set “style”; fresh, graphic or vintage, I like them all.  Likewise, I also find creating a variety of projects challenging. I design scrapbook pages, cards, mixed media projects, altered books, jewelry and more. I have taught scrapbooking and paper crafting classes locally as well as at regional and national conventions. Sharing the joy of inking and paper crafting feeds my creative soul. You can usually find me scouring estate sales and flea markets on the weekends hunting for unique tidbits and trinkets to use in my classes and for my projects. I'm excited to be rejoining the Clearsnap Design Team. I am fortunate to have worked with Clearsnap for over 10 years.

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