We're so excited to have Joan Bardee visiting with us as our guest designer this month. Joan is not only an extremely talented cardmaker, she is the author of "Stamping Destroyed my Life' a farcical (and very funny) 'novel' that she publishes on her blog, Dear Paperlicious. Joan has a CAS style, but don't let that fool you, her cards involve serious contemplation. She's a perfectionist who loves to experiment and try new things, and we know you're going to love her creations this month! OK, here's a little about Joan in her own words:
Hi, I’m delighted to be guest designing for Neat and Tangled! I live in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington DC with my very nice husband, who thinks the delivery of boxes filled with crafty supplies is a good thing. He’s a keeper!
We are empty nesters (our son lives out of State), and since I retired from a career as a lawyer with the Federal Government last year, I spend as much time as possible in my craft room, stamping and trying to organize those supplies!
For my first guest post for June, I chose to feature one of the rectangle frames in Ornate Frames. LOVE these frames. This set is designed to create rectangle or circle layered frames, but I used only one of the layers to create a loose, artsy look.
To make this card:
- Ink up the frame with red and yellow Tombow markers and stamp on watercolor paper. You can use any dye markers or ink pads.
- Add just a bit of water with an aquapainter or brush to blend the ink. Let dry a few minutes (good time to put away those stamps or have a sip of something…).
- Stamp this sweet sentiment from the widely popular Scandinavian Prints with Versamark ink on black cardstock and emboss in white. Trim and pop that baby up on the card with some dimensional foam.
- Splatter some black ink with a paintbrush. I use Ranger Black Soot Distress Paint and hope for the best! Love the contrast that the black spatters add.
- Add a few sequins. If you are familiar with my blog, you know that sequins and other embellishments scare me; I never know where to put them. But, I went with it and, once again, hoped for the best! I love the sparkle they add.
- Adhered the watercolor layer to an A2 white card.
- Be happy. Crafting is fun.