- Judy McKay
- Okanagan, BC, Canada
- Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Come And Get It Challenges - Easel Card
I have wanted to try this technique using Michael Strong’s kimono die cut for awhile and today was my chance. I cut the plastic with the die cut, embossed it with the swirl embossing folder and add colour to the back with Future floor polish and die inks. I added some gold accent flakes while the floor polish was drying to add some interest.
The background paper was made to match the kimono by splashing the same dye inks on gloss card stock and smearing them around. I did not like the way they turned out so I grabbed my Simple Green cleaner that I use to clean my stamps and sprayed the paper. I liked that effect and decided to use the paper on my card. I then tried to add some gold rub on the outside swirls of the kimono but it would not set so I rubbed it off although some stayed in the crevices of the swirls and I liked the effect.
Well back to my craft room and see what else I come up with tonight.