My creative mojo has been reinvigorated by attending
Wendy Vecchi's 'Doodled die cuts' Facebook Live class last week.
I created so many projects I want to share with you that I have divided my photos into two blog posts.
Above is just some of the variety of doodled die cuts ready to use as ephemera on cards, tags or any other project you can think of.
These were all coloured by blending Archival inks through various stencils in preparation for the class.
Such an easy & addictive technique. Before you know it there is a huge variety created.
These ones were made using die cuts from Wendy's Ranger die cut, stamp & stencil sets.
Others designs were stencilled onto cardstock then fussy cut.
The other part of the class involved creating gift card holders.
A great way to use up random papers from your stash.
Background papers were also created by following Wendy's tutorials
on Archival reinkers with rubbing alcohol techniques.
Then ghosting with rubbing alcohol through a stencil or stamping to give further depth to the background.
These papers were then die cut using the Tim Holtz Sizzix 'Pocket envelope' die.
I cut the top flap off the envelope to form the pockets.
Some were cut across the top with the deckle cutter. Others trimmed with a small circle punch.
More papers were cut to form the insert cards.
With all the preparation done I was able to really enjoy the class, in which Wendy explained her doodling techniques.
Especially as the time zone difference meant I was watching at 330 am here in Australia.
I went back to bed after. Later that day I was able to bring all the techniques together.
Here is one of the card holders with four insert tags.
This card holder is made using the Lets Shop die from Wendy Vecchi with the bag handles cut off.
These are fridge magnets I made by repurposing some Advertising magnets, but could also have been slimline cards. I didn't want to waste any of the yummy inked papers, so I used them up in a patchwork background here.
This moody background became one of my favourites. Love how this card turned out.
Another bright layered card using all those lovely flowers.
I added washi tape & either stencilling or stamping to give further depth to the backgrounds.
Love this soft layered effect.
Enamel dots used as the final embellishment.
A couple of tags....so cool!
The front & back of another concertina tag book.
These are the four insert tags.
Amazing how you can fit on so many techniques on a small project.
Here are my leftovers that I will complete with more ephemera in my next blog post.
Thanks so much for reading through this far.
This facebook class is still available.
Wendy hosts a fabulous friendly facebook group where you can find all the information about this class and more of her tutorials.
It is called Ink Stamp & Make Art with Wendy Vecchi.
Hope to see you there.
Cheers Deb xx