Friday, September 12, 2014

Triple Play

Hi, everyone!  It's your very delinquent Genie, back with some cards made as guest designer for Beccy's Place Designs.  These were posted on Beccy's site at the time, but I hadn't had a chance to bring them to you here.  (You'll find all these designs on the first page of Beccy's Place.)  Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post for a surprise.  Now, without further delay.....

My first card is from a little set called "Summer Stanley."  I used the original coloring for Stanley and added some background coloring to look like he is in the water.  Using some PSE techniques I added a narrow frame, used the "out-of-bounds" feature at the top and bottom, and blurred the whole image to give a bit more of an underwater effect.  I took the sentiment into Word and used one of the effects there to add coloring to the letters.

The next card is from Beccy's set called "Cattitude."  I decided to make this a simple one-layer card.  So, I took the line design into PSE, colored up the haughty kitty and gave her a background and a vignette.  I added the sentiment and was ready to go.  After I printed the card I gave kitty a little bit of glam with a glitter pen in just a few select areas.  Here she is.....

Finally, my last card, using the "Beautiful Friendship" set, was done in the 'pyramid' technique.'  If you're not familiar with this technique, it's done by printing (or stamping and coloring) several copies of an image, using one copy as a base, and cutting the others into smaller sections to be layered one atop the other.  You'll see what I mean in the photos.  I printed the images on white and layered the flower pieces and a couple of the leaves using foam tape.  I added some dashed lines to create a border, and mounted the main image onto a pretty glittery design paper base.  I split the sentiment to better fit on the card, and applied it with foam tape as well.

And that's it, my friends!  OH, but I did mention a surprise, didn't I?  I need you leave me a comment with 2 (two) bits of information.  First, I'd like to know what is your favorite technique from those used on these cards.  Second, click on over to Beccy's Place, take a good look around, and then tell me what your favorite design (or set of designs) is.  I need a minimum of 8 (eight) readers to respond, and I will choose a random winner for a prize.  Winner will be chosen on or about September 30th.  Happy browsing at Beccy's Place and GOOD LUCK!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  'Til next time.....

BIG hugs!