Thursday, May 14, 2009

A CAS14 Christmas Set and Another Easy Technique

These Christmas ornaments from Hero Arts work perfectly for the Rock & Roll technique, but I've spotlighted another technique that is a great way to add interest to holiday cards: outlining with a metallic pen.

Simplicity tip: Use a thick metallic marker, a raised metal ruler (one with felt or cork on the bottom), and scrap paper. Place your stamped panel on the scrap paper, and put the ruler 1/8th inch inside the panel from an edge. Run the marker along the ruler, lift the ruler carefully, and reposition on the next edge. Repeat until all four edges are finished. Just remember to make sure the metallic ink is dry before you set the ruler down again, and you can wipe the ruler between sides to prevent smudges.

It's such a great way to add a "layer" without adding bulk.

Cardstock: PTI white, SU bravo burgundy, brocade blue, celery
Ink: various chalk inks
Other: ribbon, metallic markers, dimensionals


  1. These are all awesome! I thought they were layered with paper when I first saw them till I read the details....Love the ribbon! Hugs..Cookie :)

  2. Beautiful cards, my favourite is the top one. Great tip too. Yeah, definitely wait until the ink is dry first. I've learnt that the hard way :o)

  3. What terrific ornaments these are. The rock and roll makes the colors really glow.

  4. Another beautiful set of cards ...
    What a great idea to r&r ornaments... oh you have such original ideas.
    I agree you MUST let the ink dry ~ I have ruined several 'works of art' because I am too impatient. LOL


  5. I love these, the rock and roll just adds that little something extra.

  6. love them, and look you have 3 less xmas cards to make!! I've been itching to make Christmas cards these days!! Today would be a great day, since it is snowing here....middle of May and we get snow...sheesh!!


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