Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Marj has whipped up more magic with dies . . .

by Marj Marion

Umbrella Man die:  Sizzix 
Rain:  stamped partial image from Penny Black 4169 (for get well message)
Puddle quote:  Stamper's Anonymous G2-999
Puddle Scribble:  Just for Fun B1001
Corner dies:  Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco J
Glossy Accents on puddles
by Marj Marion

Green & Blue Umbrella Man
Alcohol inks on glossy paper
Umbrella Man die:  Sizzix 657189
Text:  Stamper's Anonymous U2-943

Background:  Slate alcohol ink
Raindrops:  Rubber Soul 194-I
 Rain Message:  Lockhart Stamp
by Marj Marion

Background card:  used the 'negative' part from other samples
Rain:  stamped partial image from Penny Black 4169 (for get well message)
2012:  Cheery Lynn FS 106 Slightly Script Alphabet Set
Pitter Patter:  Rubber Moon stamp
Glossy Accents on rain drops

Marj also created the 'split-personality' wooden bird that you see here . . .
by Marj Marion

by Marj Marion

From Cheery Lynn Designs' website . . .
"Cheery Lynn Dies work with most major table top die cutting machines for both die cutting and embossing. We have placed videos on line for your convenience."
Big Shot
Spellbinders Grand Calibur™, Fun Cut, Jeart
Sizzix Vagabond
Sizzix Big Shot Pro

For this holiday season, Basic Grey will introduce ASPEN FROST papers . . . this is a partial sneak peek . . .

SEI shows how to make a chevron layout design; I think this would make a cool background design for a card if made on a smaller scale.

"Ready to learn how to use this technique?

Here is a simple tutorial to show you how:
5 Weekly Warm Up: Patchwork Chevron Technique from SEI
  1. Cut several 1 1/2″ x 3″ strips of double-sided patterned paper. We used 14 pieces for the “Perfect” layout above.
  2. Take the top left corner and fold it down to the bottom edge. Then fold the bottom right corner to the top edge. Fold about half of your pieces this way, depending on your design. We folded eight like this for the “Perfect” layout.
  3. For the rest of your pieces, fold the bottom left corner to the top edge. Then fold the top right corner to the bottom edge. We folded six like this for our design.
  4. Place adhesive on the back of each piece. Now for the fun part, arranging your design! Enjoy trying something new by mixing up your colors and placing the rows right next to each other, or follow our pattern to create a patchwork chevron look."

That's it for tonight. I'm happy to report that Sue and her husband are vacationing back east visiting their son and his family. It's been hotter than ever and, in spite of the high temperatures, they're enjoying the grandchildren in air-conditioned surroundings. Isn't it nice that we are finally enjoying air-conditioning too?

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