Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Paper Temptress Design Team Call

FOR ALL MY CRAFTY FRIENDS: Paper Temptress is having a DT Call, details are listed below.
I have worked with Patricia Dunbar, owner of Paper Temptress, for over a 1 1/2 years now and I LOVE working with her and the rest of the team. These ladies are wonderful friends and we help each other out. This has been the very best DT I've been on and to top it off, the paper is amazing!!! I love the gorgeous specialty papers and am happy to use them on my projects. The details of the Design Team call are listed below. The email address is at the bottom of the post. I hope you will join us! 
"DT Call
Paper Temptress is having a DT call for the Paper Temptress blog. We are looking for 6 to 7 DT members who would like to work in a stress free and fun team.
Design Team Requirements
You must have an active blog that you post on regularly
You must be able to commit long term
You will have a 4 month probation period
Any level can apply, we want everyone to see all kinds of projects at every level so do NOT be intimidated
You do not need to have DT experience to apply
Looking for all types of paper crafters (mixed media, markers- any type, cards, etc.)
You are required to do two to three cards/projects each month
You may use any company's image/stamp UNLESS the requirement calls for something specific which we will supply you with
DT members will begin their term in December 2015
Design Team Benefits:
You will be supplied with products from Paper Temptress
PLEASE state Paper Temptress DT CALL in your email subject line and including your blog link, present and past DTs, a short paragraph about why you want to be on the team and attach 3 pictures of your work to . We will notify you by email.

Deadline for the call October 31, 2015"

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Grown With Love ~ tutorial

Good morning!  I have a card and a tutorial for you today.


The card I made today started out one way and ended up a bit differently than I first imagined it but that's ok.  Sometimes it works out better that way!  The first thing I did was stamp my image onto Rose Vellum and then I embossed it with black embossing powder.  I don't have a photo of that stage but this is what is looks like after coloring it on the back with copic markers.


This is what the image looks like from the front after coloring it on the back.  I marked on the vellum where I wanted to cut it out to fit the seed packet.  (image coming up).


After it was all colored I added a touch of markers for shading on the front being very careful to not smear the black ink as shown on the berries and leaf below.

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I stamped the seed packet image from Flourishes onto Heavenly White and embossed it with black embossing powder.  I used some of the swirl stamps and stamped and embossed in black onto the Rose Vellum. I then cut out the vellum and adhered it to the seed packet image.


Look how cool it looks with the light shining behind it!


This is what it looks like on the back.


I distressed the white a bit to give it a vintage look.


I marked and cut base of the card and the two layers of paper I wanted to use as mats behind the main image.  The gorgeous papers I used were Punch and Amethyst from the Mica/Metallic cardstock.  I used the text weight cardstock in the Amethyst color and it was quite a bit easier to cut than the heavy weight cardstock that the Punch color.  I have found that when layering or even dry embossing, the text weight works great and it's even cheaper to buy & ship!  I think I will stock up on some of my favorite colors.


Here's what the card looks like before putting on the top layer.  It doesn't matter that they don't match exactly because it won't be seen from the top.


Here's the card after gluing the top onto the other layers.  I'm quite pleased with how this turned out.  I hope that you like it too.


Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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