Today I would like to spotlight 2 new techniques:
1.) Textured Modelling Paste:
I found this new product in my local craft store & immediately fell in love with it! It has quite a rough & grainy texture & probably won't work with very intricate stencils, but the result is striking & I can't wait for winter cards where I can use this paste to create 3D snowflakes! For those who are wondering if I bought this paste in different colors: no! I bought it only in white because you can color it in any way you like with distress ink, acrylic paint, other ink pads, you name it...
2.) Digi Stamps:
Now let me get this straight first: I AM NOT OLD! I partially grew up with computers and consider myself quite tech savvy! But having said that: I HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO USE THOSE DIGI STAMPS.... Admittedly I have never used a digi stamp before, but because I really wanted to participate in the *Create A Smile Guest Designer Call* (and I don't have any create a smile stamps yet), I thought I give them a try. There are probably many easier ways, but this is how I've used the digi file:
- I copied the image to a Word doc & shrank its size approximately to what I thought would fit on the panel of my card
- I printed it on normal paper
- I traced over the lines with a soft pencil & "copied" that then on different colored card stock (black white).
- I've paper pieced everything and the sail is actually still the normal card stock, but I've covered it with orange Washi tape
- All in all, it took me almost forever to trace everything properly, cutting it out & assembling it all together again properly... but I still had a lot of fun doing it and I am very happy with the result = )
- Bottom line: While I'm happy I've tried digi stamps, to me there is nothing that beats the pleasure of stamping, so I guess I'll stick to stamps in the future.
See you guys again soon!
P.S.: With this card I also participate in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (*Stencil It*) & the Neat & Tangled Challenge #56 (*clean and simple")