We’re back with another guest designer post! Today my sweet friend, Rebecca Yahrling is sharing not one, but two projects with us! (You can view her Flickr gallery here.) She created a beautiful window card (so lovely and elegant!), AND a set of Christmas ornaments. Without further ado, here’s what Rebecca says about putting both of these projects together:
“One of my favorite techniques is to use ink sprays on watercolor paper and then use die cuts. It’s so fun to experiment with the different colors and they take less than 30 minutes to dry naturally (& I always heat set them as well with my heat gun). And I save all my scraps to use for smaller dies. So for today’s post, I have made a card and 4 ornaments (that I will give to my youngest niece & nephews to hang on their Christmas tree, as I do every year until they reach 16).
For the card, I started with a white card base. Then I cut (Fiskars) a light grey cs slightly smaller and stamped (Versafine black) & embossed (clear, Stampendous) the sentiment (Unity Stamp Co.) at the top. Then I dry embossed that panel (Taylored Expressions ‘weathered’) and adhered it to the card. Next I die cut all my pieces from the watercolor papers I made (using Ranger dylusions ink sprays and Heidi Swapp color shines).
The window is by Sizzix. The flowers are from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The leaves are from Spellbinders. I backed the window with a dp from 7 Gypsies (using Tombow mono liquid glue), then adding it to the card with double sided tape.
I used foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives to the window box for dimension. Then I arranged my flowers and leaves. To finish, I added white half pearls (Michaels) to each flower. I think this will make a lovely wedding card.
The ornaments were made the same way as the card. I simply die cut the butterfly (Spellbinders), Owl (Echo Park) & tree (Spellbinders) from the watercolor papers . I also die cut a 2nd cut in white as a backing and glued a hanger (twine by American Crafts) in between the layers. I added gems to the owls for eyes and to the butterfly’s antennae. I also added gems to the tree, as well as a die cut cardinal (Sizzix) and star (Concord & 9th). And the owls also received some leaves (Spellbinders). These ornaments are small enough that they would work well on a miniature tree, too.
Thank you to Esther and Crop Stop for inviting me to be a guest designer. And I hope that everyone has a blessed holiday, whatever you may celebrate.