Hi! Jenny Fruchey from Jen's Crafty Place here for my projects. I made some fun cards for you to give your BEST BUDS. You can use them as gift cards or just leave them in fun places in their house when you visit so they can find it after you leave. I love to leave little notes for my friends and family. Everyone could use a little something to make them smile. These will do just that, you can't help but smile when you see these little note cards! I used Joy Clair's new stamp set called "Best Buds" to make them.
Let's make them together!
1. Cut some card bases from white paper (3 x 6 inch and score at 3 inches). This will make 3x3 inch cards. Then cut 3x3 inch colored papers for your card fronts. (This is a good way to use your scrap papers, making mini cards! I used red, yellow, green and blue.) Next, cut some 2.5 x 2.5 inch white scraps and stamped them with Memento ink. (I colored mine with alcohol markers so use the paper and ink to correspond with your coloring choice) These will be the fronts of your cards that you will mount on the colored papers.
2. Now stamp your sentiment on the inside of the cards. There are so many cute ones to choose from. You can make more then 4 cards if you can't choose!!
3. Once you have all your cards stamped on the inside and all your images stamped on your 2.5 x 2.5 inch squares, color your images. Like I stated above, I used alcohol markers. You can use colored pencils, markers, crayons or watercolor.
4. When finished, add the colored image to the colored square and adhere to the font of your card base. The card is finished but I always like to embellish further. I used a corner rounder to round the corners and also added some faux enamel dots for some dimension. If you want to make tiny envelopes, get an envelope maker and make 3x3 envelopes or follow this link for directions for making envelopes without a maker.
I hope you enjoyed my mini card project! I enjoyed making them and can't wait to give them!!
My second project is new! I am brand new to it and if you ever had in interest in doing Bible Journaling, follow along on my blog as I find out the do's and don'ts of Bible Journaling. Below is my first page using the "Call on the Lord" stamp set.
As you can clearly see, it isn't the best but it is a start. The first page is always the hardest to do. I learned a few things with my Bible page that I would like to share with you. (I am not saying that everything I try will work in your Bible pages, all Bibles are made with different papers and you will have to try yours out. I suggest you see if there are any blank pages in your Bible and pull them out. Use these for all your experimenting. Use as little space as you can so you can try different mediums in the space you have. Keep these in the back of your Bible inside a page protector. Make sure you use a pen to mark each "trial" so you know what works and what didn't and what medium looks like on the papers. )
- I used Versafine ink. I do NOT recommend using this ink if you are doing more then stamping an image. It smears, takes a long time to dry and does not work well with other mediums. I suggest StazOn. It comes in many colors and is waterproof.
- I colored my image with colored pencils. This is a fun medium to use on the correct ink. I had smearing with the Versafine but with StazOn you will not have that problem. I love to color and using pencils is like going back to basics. It is relaxing and easy to carry if you want to do your Bible Journaling on the go.
- Glitter pens. I think glitter pens are a MUST for Bible Journaling. I LOVE the sparkle it gives to all my lettering and doodling.
- Washi tape is fun to add for color, to put over mistakes or to fill in some blank space. There are a million colors and patterns of washi tape so you can go crazy adding it to your pages!
- Distress Inks. I want to add color to all the passages I have read. This way I know what I have read and what I haven't. I tried using distress inks this time. They worked very well. I just need to work a bit light handed so it will blend more smoothly next time. Distress inks come in all kinds of colors so I know I will have lots of choices when it comes to shading my text. It is also easy to see though. I am sure you can find other inks that will blend over text, just make sure you test an area before you commit to a large area.
- Highlighters. I tried the old tried and true highlighter that I had laying around but as you can see, it looks like I am crossing out words and not highlighting them. I found out that if you use "gel highlighters" you won't have that problem. I have purchased them and waiting their arrival. I will have them ready to go for my next Bible Journal post.
- Inking. If you are into fancy doodling that I was told Pitt pens. They come in all sorts of sizes and won't bleed though your paper. I have not tired the Pitt pen myself but I have Micron pens and they seem to work just as well.
Well, that is all I have for now. I hope you like my first installment of A Journey in Bible Journaling!! Be sure to check out my blog for more details and journal pages!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!!