January 9, 2015

Japanese Dividing Screen Card

This is a card I made for a former student in Japan.  The card had to be fairly small in order to fit in the package I'd put together, which is why I made it into a dividing screen card.  I stamped the images on glossy cardstock (Stampscapes and a Torii stamp I carved myself), then used two shades of red, brown and black ink to shade in the image.  I left the path to the mountains lighter than the surroundings to draw the eye.

I cut a piece of black cardstock and scored it twice.  I carefully trimmed around the legs on the bottom.

When the glossy panel was dry I cut it into strips and used adhesive to attach the strips to the card base.

January 1, 2015

Glamour Card

I started this card by stamping and colouring the image with markers.  I die cut it out and lightly inked around the edges with green ink.

I die cut a larger panel to layer the image on and embossed it with a striped folder.  I laid three stripes of gold glitter ribbon on a dark green card base and layered the image on top.