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!
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 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.

 

Supplies: 
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! 


Supplies:
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

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

2 comments:

Karen T said...

Fun techniques, Jenni, thanks for sharing!

MichelleZ said...

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