Monday, June 14, 2010

Two Challenge Cards and a New Technique

These 2 cards are my Challenge cards from fellow CTMH consultant, Nikki Geers, Weekend Challenge. I was late discovering her blog so I did 2 weeks in one. She'd love for you to join is as well so pop over to her blog HERE.

The first card is based on a sketch posted and you had to use the color red. I gave myself an additional challenge to make a card using MyStickease only.

 The second card was another sketch and using stripes. Again I only used MyStickease to complete this project.

New Technique
You can make your own embellishments for your projects using items you already have. With a little bit of Elmers Glue and a Cuttlebug Folder the possibilities are endless. I used the glitter glue for my project.

Here is my sample. I used a 2x2 folder and opened it out flat on the table.

Put a layer of glue onto one side of the folder. Set it aside overnight to fully dry. When dry the glue will be curling up off the folder.

You can then use the piece as is, cut out certain elements, or even color it with your inks. Use pigment ink as dye ink doesn't dry very well on this. I used my CTMH Ocean ink pad and ran it across the top to pop out the features. It's been 8 hours and the ink is finally starting to dry up.

OK, get your Elmers and go play! Show me what you created as well.

1 comment:

  1. Those cards are great. I encourge you to link this to my site. Thanks so much for playing along, and for trying out the embossing glue technique. It looks really cool.


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