5 days ago
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Crafting with Vixie
I thought I'd sit down and make some samples of my own cardmaking to take along to a popular chain store at which I might demonstrate. That didn't happen, as my little 5 year old daughter came skipping in and asked too many questions. I ended up crafting with her instead, and it was a blast!
I had bagged up some little toppers I had made with some rubber stamping, colouring-in and glitter, matted on cardstock with a punched border at the bottom. I had intended to use them later on my own cards, but the skipping girl got them, and this is what happened.
I set out some ivory A6 card blanks for her. She asked if she could use some of the paper that came in the post--I received two pads of NitWit designs papers from Lili of the Valley not so long ago-- so I got them out and showed her how to choose papers for a card.
I taught her how to tear the paper so that you get different edges. I also taught her how to ink the white edge with chalk ink pads, and further, how to crumple the paper and re-flatten it, and skim the paper with the chalk pad to create a distressed look. She enjoyed all that! I also showed her how to position the topper so that it looked good and could fit a sentiment on the side, which she selected and stamped herself! I think her positioning is great!
Alas, I have no samples for the shop in question... yet. We're due for some snow on Sunday, and I am planning not to leave the house all day, so it's just me and my paper... unless Vixie comes skipping in again. Who am I to discourage creativity?