A visit to Tim Holtz's blog and his tag for September is what started the creative journey for me. I ended up making three cards and two panels/card fronts.
You know you're out of practice when: you stamp a really great image in Staz On on a non-porous surface and then, like a nerd, go ahead and do polish stone with alcohol inks ON IT and around it. Who forgot Staz On is solvent based? Duh, me. Anyways.....
Supplies: All cardstock PTI/SU. Embossing folders - too many companies to list. Ranger alcohol inks and copper tape. Metallic plumber's tape from the dollar store.
So the finished card is actually the last panel I did. It became my oldest nephew's birthday card. We had his family dinner last night. I think I like family dinners on Sundays - they end nice and early and everyone goes home at a decent hour. Hmmm, this early hour has me musing (apparently), here's the card:
I also used PTI's Movers and Shapers: Poppers Happy die on the inside to make a pop-up. All I will say is it is hard to make a card for a 23 year old male.
These next two cards are an amalgam of the two previous techniques. What if I took plumbers tape, ran pieces through an embossing folder and then pieced them together like sheet meet? First experiment I polished stone the tape first and I found the result too busy even before I pieced them together. Then I thought, "aha!" I'll do plain embossed panels and use something to divide them up like an Asian screen. I like the five panel one better than the four. I think it has to do with the rule of three or odd number placement (or something like that). Here you go: