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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Inspired by SAF: Tie Dye Techniques

Papertrey Ink held a "Stamp-a-Faire Summer Camp" event on July 21st,  
showing many techniques, videos and tutorials and encouraging crafters 
to enter cards and projects for each of the challenges. Even though I had
 planned to participate, I just didn't get anything finished in time for the 
challenge deadlines!!  I will be highlighting lots of projects - all inspired 
 by the Stamp-a-Faire videos and techniques. I invite you to join me all 
this week, for a look back at some of the fun challenges  and projects.

Nichole Heady outlined a variety of techniques to create background papers that resemble a 'tie-dye' effect. I chose to make papers using the  Shaving Foam Technique.i don't have many re-inkers for this method so I used yellow and green food colouring and a Crystal Blue re-inker (Close To My Heart).

Here's the final result of the various papers 
that I made with this technique. What fun!!

I made 2 cards with the papers - one uses the paper as a background and the other uses some of the paper in die cut details. With some of the left over paper I cut out some leaves with my (new to me) Leaf Prints dies. I hope to use them on other projects in the future!

Card #1: Day Dreamer

Rustic White card stock (SU) was used as the card base and then the tie-dye panel was mounted onto the base.

Sentiment Panel
The sentiment panel was made to resemble one of the Half and Half dies, by partially cutting the curved tip of a Nestabilities Label #9 die and then hand cutting the sides. I stamped the sentiment (Daydreamer) onto this panel with Twilight ink and then added the vines (Just for You) in Sunny Yellow and the green dots (Harvest Berries) in Clover Meadow. Rustic Jute twine was looped several times and a yellow star button was tied to the loopy bow; then mounted on the top of the panel.
The larger frame from Framed Out #5 was inked with yellow and green inks. The interior frame, arrow and sentiment were stamped with Twilight ink.

Card Details: (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Just for You, Harvest Berries, DayDreamer, Framed Out #5
Inks - Close To My Heart: Twilight, Sunny Yellow, Clover Meadow
Papers - SU Rustic White
Dies - Nestabilities Labels #9
Other Supplies - Rustic Jute, yellow star button

Card #2: Lovely Layers Anniversary Card
I started with a card base made from Stamper's Select White. The front of the card was embossed using the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls Embossing folder.The sentiment panel was created with one of the Photo Finishers die and stamped with Clover Meadow ink using the sentiment from Pretty Peonies. Three amber rhinestones accent one side of the sentiment.

The focal panel was made by cutting a green and white square with Nestabilities: Classic Squares. The white layer was embossed around the edges.
 The patterned paper was used as the leaf layer from Lovely Layers die collection and then the leaf veins were stamped on top of the pattern.
The next layer was die cut from green card stock and embossed with white embossing powder.
The flowers were also die cut and then stamped with Sunny Yellow and Clover Meadow inks. All of these layers were mounted with foam adhesives to give lots of dimension.

Card Details: (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Lovely Layers, Pretty Peonies
Inks - Close To My Heart: Clover Meadow, Sunny Yellow;  Versamark
Papers - Stamper's Select White, various papers from my scrap bin.
Dies - Lovely Layers Die Collection, Photo Finishers Die Collection; Nestabilities Classic Squares
Other Supplies - Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder; copic markers, rhinestones, 
EK Success 3D-Dots

Some Leftovers
Along with the Leaf Prints, I also have another piece of card stock that I can use as a front panel or for die cutting additional details. I'm going to tuck it away until I get another bolt of inspiration!!

This is the 6th project in this series. 
You can view additional Stamp-A-Faire posts can be viewed here

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


carol (krillsister) said...

these cards are lovely. I am wowed by the flower made with the lovely layers. Those leaves are awesome.

bjmartin said...

These are great, Karen. I especially like the way you used the tie-dye with Lovely Layers! Stamp-a-faire was so much fun!

Jen Adcock said...

What a great duo of cards. Is that a fun little technique? I know I would make even more of a mess than I already make if I gave that a go.LOL But the swirls and your combined colors make it took so pretty and certainly tempting. Wonderful work, as always.

Anonymous said...

Fab cards. Love the colours and the flower in the second card is great. TFS.

Camilla said...

Wow The Card with The flower center is very very nice. Very Good result

Camilla said...

Wow The Card with The flower center is very very nice. Very Good result