Friday, October 3, 2008

Turn Cards into Display Art

In one of my Sept. posts, I showed a card element featuring the cracked glass technique. I wanted to post a follow up image showing how I turned that card element into a frameable piece of art. Above left is “Artfelt Thanks” card and the framed card is “Framed in Happiness.” 

Also, with Christmas just a few months away, this is a great time to think of ways to turn your scrapbook and stamping creations into gifts for others. By simply adding a decorative easel or frame, you can turn cards into Display Art. 

This “In the Fields” card features a fun faux stitchery technique for non-sewers, or those of us who don't feel like dragging out the machine for one card. Recreate it by using a paper piercer, piercing guide (both available from Stampin’ Up!®) and some dual tipped markers. In this sample, I used Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write marker pointed tip to draw the faux stitches between the pierced holes, but the thing I think that gives this a sense of realism is to use the brush tip of a second color of marker to make a shadow of the stitches. I used Creamy Carmel for the shadow. Both are from Stampin’ Up!®.


Melissa Bove said...

WOW! Cherrie! They all look beautiful! I especially love the last one with the flowers, buttons and faux stitching!! Gorgeous! Hugs...

Olena said...

Very nice work! Love it! I especially love the scrap. page!
Good Luck!