Thursday, October 13, 2016

colourQ challenge #363... One Spot Color

It's my Niece's daughter's baptism this Sunday. For that occasion I wanted to make a keepsake card that could be put in a frame. It is created using a page out of a children's bible (reproduced of course for the newsprint layer), black card stock to frame the original card, pearl white card stock with the elements in white. The colored spot is the silver glitter lettering layer.

Cutting files and die cuts lend themselves well to the monochromatic layering techniques. I can't always get my Silhouette Cameo to cut heavy card stock, so I decided to cut each element twice and glue them together. I used spray adhesive that allows you to re-position but dries fixed.

Each layer builds upon the doily layers. The pieces are a little smaller then the one it is attached to. It was amazing the depth that was created with this technique especially with the open lettering.

When all the pieces were in place, I then decided where the one spot of color should go. The words needed to pop more. At first I though of embossing with blue but that would not work with the open letter frame. Perhaps silver is still a monochrome color but once the glitter layer was added, "bingo", there was the affect I was looking for.

This is now for sale at my shop:

 ColourQ Challenge #363

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What's with the name?

In 2012 I became a grandma. My daughter asked me what I wanted my granddaughter to call me. I never thought about this. I guess to keep things straight she could call me Grandma Henry. This might confuse her since she has a great grandma. I told my daughter that Gwen would name me. She did, I'm sure with the help of her mommy. I became Gammy and as she got older the "R" was added. Grammy, Grammy, Grammy.

When I retired I began making more cards. Many of them were with her in mind. My specialty is the popup form of cards. That has led me into a lot of research with the hopes of creating a popup book for my grand "children". This includes my nieces children.