Monday, May 6, 2013

Welcome Featured Guest Designer - Jenni Zmuda

Hi Everyone!  -  It's May and today we have our first post from our May Guest Designer Jenni Zmuda!  Jenni has a couple of special cards to share with us today as well as a tutorial with step by step instructions if you want to try one of your own.  It's full of techniques, so read on and enjoy!   Take it away Jenni!
 Yay! Jenni Zmuda here, and I'm so excited to be able to be May's guest designer for The Rubber Cafe! They have such great products and stamps. I want them all!

For my first project today I chose the Lace Butterfly Stamp and the Nature Word Stamp, stamped on misted sprayed backgrounds to create a gorgeous single layer card!

So lets get to it...
To make this card:
1. For this card I used paint that I watered down and put into mini misters.  (In the end I didn't use the blue mist.)

 2. I sprayed the shiny side of a piece of wax paper with the mini misters.

3.  I placed a piece of water color paper down onto the sprayed wax paper.  Lifting it and placing it back down until I was happy with the results.  
(*Note: regular cardstock will work just fine for this technique as well)

4. I used the Nature Word Stamp for the next step.
Note:  To mask an area for the Butterfly - I used the butterfly stamp and placed it face down onto a plastic stencil sheet, scrap paper would work fine too, traced around it, and cut it out.  So you now have a cut out of the shape of your stamp. 

5. I placed my butterfly mask where I wanted none of the Nature Word Stamp to show up on the paper-and allowing for space to stamp my Butterfly image in later.  I then stamped the Nature Word stamp onto the dried piece of misted paper directly over the cut out of the butterfly stamp.

6.  Last I removed my butterfly mask - and finished by stamping my butterfly image in the remaining open area.

There you have it! I cute spring card that didn't take long at all!  You can finish this single layer card any way you choose, I backed mine with a layer of cardstock before placing onto my card front.  Finishing it off with some ribbon and a pearl accent  

Here's a close-up view.


Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' -Lace Butterfly Stamp; Nature Word Stamp.
Ink: Acrylic Paint mixed with water for misters; Ranger Distress Ink-Rusty Hinge
Paper: Watercolor paper
Embellishments: misc ribbon
Tools:  Ranger -Mister Misters

I made my next card once again, featuring the Lace Butterfly stamp again, as well as The Rubber Cafe's- You're So Fine Glitter -in Limeaid. This glitter is some major glitter! So shiny and fine and, well, glittery! I also used The Rubber Cafe's, Scrap Happy Glue.  This is amazing glue, perfect for applying glitter. Once it dries what ever you stick down is not going anywhere!

All I did for this was measure and cut out a frame to go around the Lace Butterfly Stamp.  I painted glue onto the frame so I was sure not to miss any spots on the paper.  Next I poured the glitter onto it and shook it off.  I waited for it to completely dry before sticking it down to finish my card.

Here's a close-up view of the glitter frame

And that's it! Easy peasy! 

The Rubber Cafe' - Lace Butterfly Stamp
Paper: Basic Grey - Seaweed Wrap 
Ink: Ranger Distress ink - Forest Moss
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue; You're So Fine Glitter - Limeaid
Embellishments: Paper Studios Gemstones; decorative brad


Thanks for stopping in - please be sure to check back on May 15th, when Jenni shares her second project with us.


Karen T said...

Fun techniques, Jenni, thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Great projects! I adore the glitter frame. Love that sparkle!