Monday, April 9, 2012

cardstock projects

I created this layout recently to help market a We R Memory Keepers cardstock pad for Archivers.  This is a photo from our last trip to the Gulf Coast before we moved out west. There are a lot of fun things going on with this page--I really wanted to focus on the versatility of cardstock, and all the fun and cool techniques you can use with it. So...this is what I came up with (pardon the glare on the custom buttons):

I punched cardstock wave borders, layered them, and cut them out into a larger wave shape.  To add some shimmer and dimension I painted a thick coat of Mod Podge over it, and then sprinkled some Martha Stewart clear glass micro-beads.  The Mod Podge holds them on perfectly, as long as you use a thick enough coating.

I also did some misting with my new Studio Calico Mister Huey mists I got from  I started with some Heirloom Blue, and then cut out some cloud shapes to use as masks.  Then I sprayed quite a bit of Opaque White and removed the masks.  Once it dried, I outlined the clouds with a grey felt tip pen to add some definition.

I used my Crop-A-Dile III to emboss the sun and then I sanded the embosses shapes. I added some hand-stitched loop-de-loop sun rays with my Sew Easy tool and some WRMK variegated floss.

Lastly, I sanded and distressed the edges of the beach to give it some depth and texture.  Lots of fun things you can do with cardstock, and I love the colors of this particular pad!

1 comment:

Julia said...

Just love this in Alabama, I feel like I'm there!