Each month we ask a Guest Artist to create cards using our Greetings to Go pack. It's a great way for you, our readers, to get inspiration in addition to the ideas found in the Greetings to Go instructions Tricia creates. Our goals is to supply you with plenty of inspiration and ideas so you USE those kits!
This month our very own Drill Sergeant/Ref Lisa agreed to give it a go. She did an amazing job. I've asked her share her cards and explain some of the very cool and unique techniques she used. Take it away, Lisa!
Hi, everyone. I have to admit though I was flattered when Karen asked me to be the Guest Artist for the Hydrangeas G2G kit, I was also apprehensive, nervous, and all-around stressed! As much as I love G2G kits, I don't get them made as quickly or as creatively as I would like.
It was a pleasure, though, to work with the Hydrangeas G2G pack--a true pleasure. I've been excited about the prospect of this kit since it was first suggested last year at the call for kit ideas. I have several hydrangea plants around my home, and they are one of my favorite plants--for their flowers and their foliage. So great that this kit includes both!
Here are the group pictures Kay took of my cards. Below, I'll point out some techniques I used.
|I also distressed the edges with the Tonic Studios tool and inked with Amethyst. I used the 45 degree line on a CS ruler to divide the corners half and adhered those fabulous purple pearls from the Embellishment Pack.|
|Simple layering with a yellow netting "bow" and another appearance by the the purple pearls.|
|Simple layered card. I used foam adhesive to attach the "love" sentiment panels, straddling the green ribbon. Trios of purple pearls embellish the corners of the printed panel.|
|Simple layered panels on this card. To add dimension, I added strips of the purple pearls.|
|Another use of the doily--this time sprayed completely with Wheat Grass Memories Mist. I then cut off a third of the doily and layered it (right sides up) onto the larger piece. White ribbon hides the edges of the doilies across the top.|
|I need practice with the Pearl Pen, but here's a close-up of the doily layers. They really take the Memories Mist ink well!|
|Finally, this warm, springlike card is made with layers of paper, doily, and netting. The leaves are from the Blossom kit. I sprayed them with Wheat Grass Memories Mist to darken them.|
Greetings to Go Guest Artists are given the current month's Club Scrap materials to work with:
- Greetings to Go Pack
- Embellishment Pack
- Collection Unmounted Rubber Stamp sheet
- Greeting Unmounted Rubber Stamp sheet
- Art Nouveau Unmounted Rubber Stamp sheet
- Extra 8.5 x 11" plain papers from the monthly kit
The artist may also choose to incorporate items from their own craft stash, as well as different inks and art mediums. We do our best to make note these additions in the card descriptions whenever possible.