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