Sunday, January 30, 2011

Iris Folding - Frog amongst the flowers

If you look at past posts you will see I really love the technique 'Iris Folding'. From time to time I give it a break but when I do come back to it (and I always do) I remember why I enjoy it. You can make your main image as busy or simple as you like, and each one turns out so unique.

Below is a close up of the iris folding frog.

Below is a small glance at the inside of the card to finish it off.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Josephs Coat Technique - Male birthday card

These pictures don't show how lovely this technique is. I came across an online demo of this technique and decided to give it a go. I challenged myself at the beginning of January that I was going to focus on male cards. Truth is I'm not good a male cards, it's hard to be inspired using the same colours etc.

This technique is basically an emboss resist type technique. I started with white card stock and sponged the background in various colours (must be light shades, 3-5 different colours max). Then I stamped the 'leaf' image using clear Versamark ink and used clear embossing powder and heat set the image. Then using the darker ink (navy) I sponged the navy over the entire card (including the leaf images). I then wiped off the ink over the leaves to reveal the multi-coloured sponging underneathe. The navy resisted the card due to the embossing. Simple but very effective.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Ornament - Origami paper folding #2

I made another version of the Origami Christmas Bauble/decoration. I went for an off white colour scheme, with gold tassel at the bottom, cream flowers in the centre of each origami flower, with a gold gem 'bling' in the centre. Simple yet elegant.