Saturday, March 6, 2010

Last week on Stars and Stamps

Last week's midweek challenge was to use a particular piece of digital clipart to make a masculine (preferably Father's Day) card. I couldn't do it then because my computer wouldn't print, but DH fixed the printer driver for me so here's mine.
I'm not particularly good at colouring, so I like to use the scribble technique - lots of overlapping scribbles in related colours to make the piece look more three-dimensional and to cover up the defects in my colouring! I printed the piece out on a sheet of light-coloured water-colour-style paper, and finished it simply with a stamped alphabet. 

Lastly, we come to this week's technique tuesday - the dahlia fold. This is a lot less complicated than it looks (it's really easy if you have a circle punch to use!) And it makes gorgeous cards.... but it's a bit fiddly. I made mine out of double-sided cardstock and it was quite difficult to make those tiny folds neatly because the cardstock was too thick. It would work better with paper...
PS. If you don't have a circle punch to use you can do the same fold using squares - it comes out looking like a star shape. Do a google search for Teabag folding for a myriad of examples...

2 comments:

Teresa said...

that is a beautiful flower. I've not done that. Made a beautiful card!

Kate said...

Very pretty!