Friday, March 19, 2010

Robotz Card

I started by picking a picture that I could weld together easily. I used the shadow so that I could then layer the front of the card. I had to copy flip and rotate the image to make it a mirror of the first image. So that when I folded it would line up. I added a small rectangle that I then welded to each image so that I could make it a card. The Robotz has card options but not like the one I made...

This is the image once it was cut, and since I took the picture after I finished the front, this is actually the inside. I am using these as my sons Birthday invite so this is where all that good information will be!
I then cut all the layers that went with the original Robot in the different colors I chose. Usually when you use the Gypsy you can use small pieces of paper and place them on the mat at the same time and then cut all at one. Since, I am doing them in mass I used the Expression Auto Fill feature.

I couldn't just let the paper just be sad and boring so I used my Pink Cuttlebug and Cats Eye Chaulk to give it a different look.

This is what it turned out to be in the end. Oh and the black wheels have pearl ex mister on them to make them shine.
There Crystal I added a new project!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Making your own misters

You will need rubbing alcohol, a spray bottle, Perfect Pearls, or Pearl Ex, and reinker if you like. You can alsouse water instead of the rubbing alcohol. It depends on how fast you want it to dry. The more rubbing alcohol the faster it dries. You do not need a lot of which ever powder you choose. I use less then half of my pinkie finger tip.

This picture shows Perfect Pearls Forever Violet the top has more sprays and the bottom has one spray. The picture doesn't not show how sparkly it is. The right picture is the same, however I put Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Slate. Again the top has more sprays then the bottom. You can see the difference in that the paper on the left stayed white, and the right has more color. I could make it darker or light by adding less or more ink.

This picture is showing Pearl Ex True Blue (left), and Pearl Ex Flamingo Pink on the right. Again, the top has one spray and the bottom has more.
Using different powders and inks will give it different effects as well as how much alcohol and water you use. Also the color of paper you use also effects the end out come.


So there was a challenge given by another message board member in the gypsy forum, and all you had to do was use circles. I used the Gypsy to cut out circles on pink cardstock. The trick to get a different look was to put circle within circles. Now when I took the cardstock of the mat all I had were plain circles. I then used the scraps left from cutting the circles within circles and placed them in a way that I liked. I then used the circle embossing folder and put the scraps through the Cuttlebug. To give it more color I used red Cats Eye chaulk. I just rubbed on them to give the effect I wanted. You can always rub less or more on not at all. I then put a pink bow and my stamped image of Tilda. I colored her with Copic Sketch markers.