Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sun Print Note Cards

I've been having fun creating this set of note cards!  The idea was taken from an article written by Deborah Nolan in the summer 2016 issue of CardMaker magazine.  Cyanotype paper was used to create these fun sun prints from die cuts and printed acetate sheets.


Here is the set of five together.  To complement the cyanotype paper, I used gold and dark pink card stock.  Deborah also used these colors in her article and I really liked the combination.

In the above two cards, I used die cuts from Memory Box to create the sun prints.  I did these very simply by layering the following:  piece of card board, cyanotype paper, die cut, clear acrylic sheet and placed in the sun for just a few minutes.  (Both days were bright, sunny days so the "printing" didn't take long.)  The paper goes from deep blue to pale blue as the sun is doing it's magic with the paper.  You then rinse the paper for a minute and set on paper towels to dry.  As it dries, the paper once again turns dark blue, leaving the print a light blue.  Fun to watch the magic happen!  

My granddaughters and I also created sun prints when they were visiting.  A fun craft for all ages!

These two cards were created using preprinted acetate images.  Same method of sun printing as done above.  The same sentiment die was used on all cards and is from Spellbinders.  

I purchased the cyanotype paper from Amazon (TedcoToys).  Thinking I might have to buy another pack of this paper to create some winter cards.....

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Stamp Club Challenge

Karen provided our sketch this month and here is my interpretation.  We had a play date recently and I created the heart using the Melt Magic technique with Stampendous's embossing powders and fragments.

Since I used metallics on the heart, I decided to use glitter papers on the card itself.  The border punch is from EK Success.  Lots of shine going on!