Thursday 5 November 2009

Nestabilities Chrysanthemum

I have made a tutorial for you it is a chrysanthemum made from circle Nestabilities.

On to the Tutorial

Click on the Video and turn on the sound on your computer, I hope you understand my posh North East accent

If you have problems watching here I have also uploaded this to You Tube

Click Here for You Tube viewing
for a close up view of the finished card see here

Dimensional Paper Piecing / Paper Tole

Kim, from Paper Babe, was thrilled to share with us her tutorial on making a dimensional paper piecing or paper tole.

Here's how it is done:

I start by stamping Ian on patterned paper, then two times onto plain stamping card stock (you will need to stamp an extra hand on a little scrap paper). Then the top half of Ian twice onto patterned paper. Now it's time to colour... the parts of Ian that will be seen and not covered by patterned paper I have coloured with my Copics. I have then very roughly coloured the edges for the parts of Ian that will be covered with patterned papers. In the picture I have tried to show the layers from left to right and how each layer will have a different element either coloured, paper pieced or cut away.

Now I apply dimensional adhesive foam to the back of each piece, I use a 1mm foam tape so the finished piece won't be too high and dense. On the hoody top I have applied a little glue to the shoulders to give a greater dimension to the waist.

So time for the fun part of applying each piece in place to create a completed dimensional Ian. If you have more time you could curve the paper pieces a little to add further dimension.

Also wanted to add that as I used Memento die ink on the patterned papers I can go in with my Copics to shade in the darker areas like under his chin and arms and hood.

For more on Kim's work, you can visit her blog by clicking -->here<--.

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Making Paper Flowers

Hi everyone,

Here's a nice and pretty tutorial from Conni... she's a paper crafter from Switzerland and does some amazing cards, among other things ;-) So make sure to visit her -->blog<-- for more inspiration!

Now, for her tutorial: Flowers Adorn...

First, I stamp a few flowers (eg Stampendous / Q131 Ruffled Blcom)

on thicker paper (it comes with already augestanzten flowers)

then treated with a stamped VersaMark

then sprinkle embossing powder

then heat emboss (I have no Hot Gun, so I used a toaster tuts)

It should look something like this:

Now, with a flower punch


Then distress the edges

Using a mat and a stylus, turn the flower backside and press