Thursday, July 17th, 2008

New Greeting Cards With Paper Lace and American Crafts Papers & Embellishments

(Among other things.)

Greeting Cards With Paper Lace, Spin Art by Amy Solovay, and Supplies and Embellishments by American Crafts

Sorry I haven't updated much lately. We had been having a lot of power outages and rolling blackouts due to all the California wildfires, and it kept me off the computer much more than I would have liked. In my immediate neighborhood things are looking like they are getting more or less back to normal. For all you Californians who were affected by the fires, my heart goes out to you and you are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything else I can do to help those who were affected, please let me know. I am very thankful that we got off as easy as we did but I am concerned for those who did not.

So anyway, I think perhaps I was more productive when I was forced to stay off the computer for days at a time! Haha. Funny how that works, isn't it? The photo above shows a few of the greeting cards I made recently. It actually doesn't even begin to show everything I have either made or have in progress, so I have a LOT of updating to do! With all the smoke, ash, doom and gloom that has surrounded me lately I have been gravitating towards bright, happy, cheerful colors that make me want to smile.

I just posted instructions for how to make this card:

Greeting Card With Handmade Paper Lace, KI Memories Lace Cardstock, and a Flower Embellishment by American Crafts

plus the supply list with all the supplies you would need to make it. You can find this information on the Lace Cardstock project ideas page.

Please check back soon for more new paper lace projects plus more additions to chapter 2 of my free book about how to make paper lace. Thanks for dropping by!

4 Comments on “New Greeting Cards With Paper Lace and American Crafts Papers & Embellishments”

  1. Sandi

    Those cards are so colorful and fun. How did you do the swirlie thing on those 3 in front? It doesn’t look like that could be a rubber stamp?


  2. Hi Sandi! Thanks for dropping by. :) You are correct, the spirals were not made using rubber stamps. They are hand painted. I have been meaning to write up a tutorial on how to do this, because so many people ask me about it. The truth is you don’t really need a tutorial though, it is super easy to do- you just need the right equipment. It requires use of a spinning device of some sort. For card sized spirals like the ones shown here, a child’s spinning toy like this one will work.

    Curiosity Kits Swirl Master Funmaker Kit 12 in. x 16 in. x 2 3/4 in. art machine

    You can click here for more information about it. I actually want to get one of these because the turntable I have right now spins too slowly to make cool splatter effects. I do love mine though.

    One thing I would say is, you’ll probably want to use better paints than the ones that come with this. I also prefer to use paintbrushes and sponge brushes. DO NOT under any circumstances use your high quality expensive brushes for this though- spin art will wear them out very quickly. Just use cheap brushes because they will need to be replaced fairly frequently.

    Hope that helps! If you get one, please let me know because I’d love to see what you make with it. :) Thanks again for your comment.

  3. Rebecca

    Looks like so much fun. I should try this.

  4. Tammy

    My boys would love that Swirl Master toy and I could play with it too. We just might get one.

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