Monday, September 6, 2010
Keep it Simple Monday
I keep running late with my Keep it Simple posts - so sorry! We had company over last night and after far too much snacking and not enough visiting, I only had energy left to crawl into bed and fall fast asleep! :-) For today's card, I'm showcasing the reflection technique, which is a technique that I'll be demonstrating at an upcoming Wholly Scrap! class. Now before you cry, "this isn't an easy card!" I will assure you that it really only took me a few minutes to create! Like I start all silhouette projects, I went searching through Michelle Zindorf's excellent tutorial web site to see if I could find something that would work well, especially since I know she's done many cards with reflections. Once I found a tutorial, I got to work! The only portion of this card that took any time to create was the sunset/trees section but even that is very easy. I used a torn piece of paper to mask off the bottom portion of my cardstock before adding ink with a blending tool. The trees, which are from a brand new Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set, Forest Silhouettes, (all images are from the same set) were stamped in black over the inked portion of the card. I then only needed to add the moose (perfect for life in NH, no?) and then came the reflection. Know how to get that reflection? I didn't actually until reading about it on SCS and on Michelle's blog. You'll need a Stamp-a-ma-jig (from SU!) or some other piece of thin, clear plastic. Stamp your image (in my case, the moose) on the plastic from the Stamp-a-ma-jig in a lighter ink color (I used a gray), turn the plastic over, line it up with the bottom of your already stamped image, lay down the plastic and gently rub over the image that you stamped on the plastic. And then you have a perfect reflection! Very cool! All that was left to do was build my card, using some brand new paper from Wholly Scrap!, a sentiment, and a few brads. And you know what else I just realized? I made a guy card...what do you know, I never do that!! :-) Enjoy!