Category Archives: Above The Mark

trying to make paper flowers

Am I the only one who is having trouble making those pretty paper flowers that seem to be all over the papercraft sites these days?

Here is my card, with a so-so attempt at one!

The background paper is from My Minds Eye – it was in a paper pack of 48 sheets that contained some very pretty designs.  Most of the designs had glitter and embossing on them, but it was subtle enough for me.  I started with one of the blue with pale yellow embossing designs, then cut a strip from the same section and used an EK Success Scallop border punch to overlay on top of it.

The paper flower was made by cutting out 3 flowers using my Slice machine and a design from the  noteworthy design card. The flowers measure 2″, 1.5″ and 1″ and after cutting them out they were stamped with a text stamp (from Above The Mark)  in Memento Summer Sky ink, and I did a little sponging on them as well.  I curled the edges inward and added a rhinestone.  It looks “ok” but I’m going to have to go back to some of the paper flower tutorials to see how others do it.

The sentiment is from Papertrey and is one I use alot because it can be used for just about any occasion.

I was at my LSS over the weekend for National Scrapbook Day and spent much the day putting together an  8 x 8 mini album.  I’ll share some photos of it later on this week.

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watercolored fish

Yesterday’s inspiration challenge at SCS had me reaching for my  fish stamps from Fred Mullett. 

I started by inking up the fish image in several waterbased markers.  Three shades each of yellow and blue (light, medium and dark) were applied directly to the image which was then lightly spritzed with water and stamped on watercolor paper.   The intent was to keep the main panel clean and simple

I added the postage images (from Limited Edition) and text (from Above The Mark) on the main panel, with the text stamped on the base card as well.  Paper piercing on the lower right was added to draw the eye fron the upper left corner to the lower right.

The piece that inspired this card is show below.

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