|Overhead Table-Top Tripod for my iPhone|
I'll post about the changes I made to the source's plans (very minor) but this was sooooo easy to put together all by my lonesome (with plans, of course, and a saw), and now, with help from my 16-year-old son, I should be able to do video tutorials!!
Of course, once you hear my voice, you may run screaming for the unsubscribe button. Come to think of it, do I really need to talk on the videos? We shall see.
Anyway, today's metallic pen cards illustrate the scariest use of those intimidating pens: edging. While I did a post showing how to do this years ago, I promise I'll do a video on how this works, which will hopefully make it less intimidating for many of you. This is my favorite way of kicking up two-layer cards a notch...or ten. Really, edging makes some cards look so much better!
Both my cards today are Father's Day cards, with two very different styles. Metallic edging works with so many different looks, doesn't it? The first card uses stylized solar system images and silver with a cool colors, while the second card uses leaves and speckles and gold with warmer colors.
|Stamps: Hero Arts, Shoot for the Moon, Papertrey |
Pond Life (DAD). Ink: Hero Arts pool, soft stone;
Memento Luxe black. Paper: Papertrey white. Accessories:
Wink of Stella clear pen, silver half beads, craft foam,
silver metallic marker, ruler
I shook the daylights out of my Wink of Stella pen, applied two coats, and got a bit of shimmer on the planet and star images.
The more natural leaf card is mostly flat, except for the bling. This one will go in the post and needs to include a gift card.
|Stamps: Papertrey Masculine Motifs, StampinUp speckle background.|
Ink: Hero Arts sand, avocado; Memento Luxe rich cocoa.
Paper: Papertrey white
Accessories: rhinestones, gold metallic marker, glue
And that's all I have to say about metallic markers for now. I hope these posts (and the future video) help make these fabulous pens more accessible for some of you. If not, thanks for putting up with my enthusiasm!
Are there other topics you would like to see presented as a series of posts? Are there any topics you want as videos? Please let me know!