All posts tagged: Making cards

D.I.Y. Doodle Card

I had to send some parcels to my Aunty and my cousin this week, and I wanted to pop in a card to say ‘Hi’, so naturally I decided to make them. To start with I grabbed some postcard size colored card stock from our local art store.  I made sure the cards were bold in colour because I knew I was going to try out my white Gelly Roll pen for the design.  Now, Gelly Rolls and I have not got on very well in the past because I have never been able to get a nice line with them, they have always had a tendency to jump and give an uneven line.  I don’t mind an uneven line to a certain extent, but these looked like I had made a drawing with corrector fluid.  But I have seen such lovely things made using the dreaded Gelly Roll that decided to give them another go.  Success!  I don’t know if it was the paper surface (these cards are ultra smooth) or I just had …

Packing Tape Image Transfer Ideas.

I was browsing Creative Bug this week and came across the ‘Image Transfer’ class which to be honest I would have skipped, but my youngest wanted to have a look. So we watched the intro and the first lesson which was packing tape image transfer. We had tape and we had images in magazines and old books, so we thought we would give it a go and it looked pretty straightforward. We found that book images worked best, black and white were especially effective. We didn’t use photocopies, but I would imagine that they would work well too. The key is to find a picture or part of a picture which will fit within the parameters of the tape. No good picking a big image with you can only partly use, if you want the whole thing. Pick out the best part of the picture and place your tape over that. Once the tape is firmly pressed down with no air bubbles (I used a ruler to rub the tape onto the paper), tear or …