Barbara Phelps 4
Fourth Page of Handmade Cards

Barbara Phelps 4 is the fourth page of handmade cards sent to me over the net by Barbara from Shenandoah, Iowa, USA.

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Handmade Card #1

medallion card/Barbara Phelps' Medallion CardMedallion Card

Barbara : First I used a soft grayish-blue cardstock as the base, added a grayish-blue metallic paper next.

Then I cut a black cardstock, and stamped a background stamp in various metallic inks, overlapping each other. Then cut a small square of glossy black upon which I added the "medallion" which is simply from a stamped glob of hot glue from a glue gun, and which I have painted with metallic copper paint.

I then strung threads -- gold and copper -- across the card.

At the top I braided the threads, and then let it free fall on the opposite side.

Handmade Card #2 - Tissue Technique

tissue paper technique card/Barbara Phelps' Handmade CardTissue Technique Card

Barbara : To create the watering appearance, I used watercolor paper and placed randomly torn strips of bleeding tissue paper in "sea colors" on to the watercolor paper. I then spritzed the paper with lots of water to allow the tissue to do its thing, to bleed. I let the tissue paper set for about an hour.

I then removed the limp tissue paper and tossed it, and dried the watercolor paper with my heat gun. I stamped the kelp and fishes and colored with Radiant Pearls. Next, I added the soft blue flowing bow and topped it off with a sea shell.

Handmade Card #3 - Weaved Card

weaving technique card/Barbara Phelps' Weaved CardPink Weaved Card

Barbara : This card has no rubber stamping on it. I simply took various widths and various designs of decorative paper and glued them vertically side by side onto a lightweight paper, i.e. copy paper. Next, I cut the strips horizontally and in varying widths. I then pasted the cut strips onto cardstock. Finally, I added the embellishments.

The paper cutting/pasting technique is called "Bargello." Makes a very pretty and interesting card.

Beside Barbara Phelps 4 - More Handmade Cards by Barbara

  • Cards 1 - Two Victorian Style Happy Mother's Day Cards - Lovely cards to make for our beloved moms. 
  • Cards 2 - Three beautiful handmade cards. A Happy Anniversary card, a black and white card with an image of a lion, and a stamped image of a cluster of grapes layered on colour card-stocks.
  • Cards 3 - Three beauties indeed! Dragonfly Tags On A Card/Faux Cross-Stitched Card/Vintage Style Photo Card. (Check out how Barbara created a faux cross stitch effect as well as incorporating tags and photo into her creations.) So 
  • Cards 5 - Two interesting cards using finger printing art. Check it out! You sure want to try making them.
  • Cards 6 - Must view! Six rubber stamped cards using Gibson Girl image, a stamp of horses, Oriental bamboo and more. Barbara explained the various methods and supplies she used to create these hand-stamped cards.



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