Sunday, February 19, 2012

Moxie Bright "I {heart} U" Card

Here I am just under the wire again posting a card I made for the Moxie Fab Chiclectic Challenge.  I am all about the colors, so I used all the bold, bright colors of the inspiration photo (below).  The large die-cut was a piece I had sitting around: I used an ink pad to change it from white to pink, then adhered to the orange designer paper.  I added a PC-generated piece of checkerboard paper and an "altered" length of tape (I'll be back with instructions for the tape). 
My favorite little never-used bronze frames were the perfect touch (see bed frame in photo) - I simply strung the alphabet beads through the frames with some wire and attached everything with glue dots.
[Edit: The designer "tape" is easy to do: simply adhere a length of tape to any designer paper - keep a bit of tape unstuck and then use a fingernail or bone folder to press down firmly on the rest of the tape. Now, quickly pull up on the tape all in one motion. The tape will pull off just the top layer of the designer paper and leave rough edges like the ones shown on my card above. You can stick the tape to your project with more adhesive (the back of the "designer tape" will not be sticky enough). You can also start with a longer piece of tape and after pulling up, fold the raw edges back to make an interesting ribbon - that will match any paper you have on hand! I have been able to tie the ribbon into a crisp bow - it looks a bit like oilcloth].

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Geometric Punch Card - Moxie Fab Punches Challenge

For my cousin Rich's birthday today, I came up with another design for The Punches Challenge at Moxie Fab World.  I created my own designer paper by using the punch tool seen below to form a pattern on a piece of graph paper.  Using graph paper made it easy to punch a geometric design without a lot of measuring and penciling.  After the holes were punched, I brayered fabric paint all over it.  The paint soaking unevenly into the lightweight paper gave it a bit of a suede texture, I think.  I printed the sentiment on my PC and cut it to fit the metal tag.

The punched paper was layered over two other designer papers, and the card was finished off with a little ring embellishment and a paper "ribbon" through the tag.   

[Edit - of course I realized later I had not linked my post to the Moxie Fab Challenge, so I was not really entered, but in my defense, I've been on "vacation mode" these past few weeks looking for a job and reorganizing my studio.]