OK...now that you enjoyed the video, here is some information about my FUN projects!!!
My first card is using the Bloggers Challenge Sketch! Since Firecracker Designs By Pamela and Paper Temptress have combined this Blog Hop, I was blessed with the chance to use Paper Temptress's GORGEOUS Papers -
I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter June/ July 2010 Edition and used the Copic Expressions technique - once finished, I used the final step and added a hint of Autumn Glimmer Mist to the knight! I love the Technique Junkie Newsletter, as it gives you step by step instructions!
The YUMMY papers I used are from the Paper Temptress and I have to say...while shopping for these papers, I got lost in the selection and had SUCH A hard time choosing which of these beauties I wanted to get. I have NOT been sorry YET with the ones I have chosen. On this project I used the Copper cardstock and the Sparkle Abysse. The Sparkle Abysse is just DAZZLING without the mess! :) For the background, I used the Recycled Classic Natural cardstock - this has a nice texture that is not too grooved and I was able to achieve a beautiful finish on the copper embossing.
Accessories: Copper Gems, Aged Brads, Nestibilities, Heat Tool, Copper Ink, Copper Embossing Powder, Autumn Glimmer Mist, Dimensionals
A quick paper saving tip!!!! With gorgeous papers that might cost you a bit more, in order to save money AND get a little bit more mileage out them in your paper crafting needs (especially if you like to layer, like I do!!!) I trim out the inside of the layers... this saves me on weight of the card for mailing purposes AND saves me money on the cardstock!
So my copper layering piece for the circle came out of the remaining scrap!
Now for my second card I used the Faux Dominoes technique from the
Technique Junkie Newsletter June/ July 2010 Edition...
The papers I chose for this project are ohhhh soooooo pretty in real life!!! I wish you could poke your head through my computer and look at the texture and shimmer!!! On second thought, you would see my VERY MESSY work space! So be glad you can only view it here and you will have to actually ORDER these beauties from the Paper Temptress! I used the Cryogen White Iridescent cardstock and the gorgeous Green Textured cardstock that has a hammered effect look to it... SO COOL!
Accessories: Green Pearl Gems, Corner Rounder, Technique Junkie Newsletter, Martha Stewart Punch, Satin Ribbon
Here is a close up of the shimmery iridescent paper!