Monday, January 9, 2012

an interview with...me?

Have you heard the brand new Cool Tools issue is now for sale by Paper Crafts Magazine?

I received a fun email the other day from one of the Paper Crafts editors who wanted to ask me a few questions for the Paper Crafts Connection blog. My interview is up on their blog today! Stop over to their blog for your chance to win a copy of this fun issue. I was lucky enough of have 7 cards published in it! I love to try new things, tools and techniques. Do you?
Here is one of the cards I made. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the faux "letterpress" look here. To create this look, I took a yellow ink pad and rub it all over inside the embossing folder, then carefully placed white cardstock inside, and ran it through the embossing machine. The ink stays on the flat part of the embossing folder and does not go down into the parts that will be embossed (numbers). It kept the numbers white and colored the rest! I added some stamping and made little balloons with paper, buttons and twine.

This next card was in the adhesive section. Can you guess how I made the background?
To create these neat diamonds, I used a Pink Paislee stencil mask from the Mistables line and placed it over the white cardstock, then sprayed the cardstock with spray adhesive over the mask. I added fine Pink Paislee glitter over the adhesive! Gives the card a flocked look!
Be sure to wash off your stencil straight away, so the glitter does not dry on your mask, or it will be on there permanently! (Yes, speaking from experience!)

And one more... here I embossed my card with little chipboard pieces from my stash (or DEbossed, you might say).

Here is the full card...
If you are like me and LOVE to try new techniques on your cards, grab this special issue of Cool Tools! There are so many neat things to try. That is the fun of crafting, right? I hope you'll visit PC Connections and read my interview as well. xo

21 comments:

Sarah Mullanix said...

Sooo cool!! LOVE the technique where you put the ink on the embossing template :)

Charlene said...

Very cool Dani!! I will go check it out :-)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous! That is my favorite collection from Crate Paper!

Ally said...

That technique is brilliant with the faux letter press!

angel said...

Gorgeous cards!:}

Amy said...

I am in love with your "Sunshine" card!

Jennifer K said...

Very cool techniques. I really want to try the first one when I get home tonight. I even have that exact folder! Great ideas - thanks so much for sharing!

Diana Waite said...

AWESOME--these cards are AMAZING!

sutty said...

Great techniques....love all the cards and the ideas :) thank you.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOOORAY! I enjoyed your interview today--I'm always amazed at your creations! You are always knocking me out of my seat!!! You rock!!! <3

Danielle said...

thank you so much, everyone! xo

JenMarie said...

Ooo..these are FABULOUS!!!

~amy~ said...

love your cards...thanks for the fab technique tips!

Anonymous said...

I quickly flipped thru the copy I bought - saving it for later when I had time to savor. Who knew my favorite card (numbers) was by you? I have been a fan of your work - I should have realized it was you!

famillemarleau said...

Very beautiful cards. I just read your interview and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

NatQuebec said...

everything is sooo nice. I loe the first one a lot !

Creative Photo Albums said...

Placing ink on the embossed template made the design look stunning. The second card is my favorite. The diamonds looks great.

Annette said...

wow I am so glad I did the blog hop...your blog is so amazing...I just love all your amazing creations...

Leanne said...

Love all these cards! Great blog hop! Thanks!

jen said...

Congrats on the feature AND the 7 cards! Wow!! :)

Wendy Hammer (Reed) said...

Your cards are always so gorgeous! I love the first one so much!