Thursday, May 28, 2015

Les Misérables

Name:     Eponine
Created:  May 2013
Swap:     Les Misérables

This card has four layers of paper.  The white background, a strip of blue foam on each side, red paper covering one strip of foam, and the colored and cut out stamp.  Eponine has darker skin then what's shown in this image.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Holiday LTC: Memorial Day

Name:     Iwo Jima
Created:  April 2013
Swap:     April Nonsense

I carved two versions of this stamp.   2.5x3.5" and 3.5x5".
This was one of my first cards that I colored with markers.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Not all those who wander are lost

Name:     "A light from the shadows shall spring;"
Created:  April 2013
Swap:     Aragorn

This swap was based on the poem from the Lord of the Rings:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

I picked "A light from the shadows shall spring;" and carved a lighthouse. The beam of light is Glow-in-the-Dark powder that another LTC maker sent to me.  This is another card that uses the "Night Sky" purple paper.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Long-distance hiking trails

Name:     North-South Trail (Rhode Island)
Created:  April 2014
Swap:     Long-distance hiking trails

Carved for my long-distance hiking trails swap.
The stamp was inked in two colors. It was then cut out and glued onto a printed map background.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Boy And His Atom

Several months ago I had planned on joining the Guinness World Records swap and make a card for the microscopic movie "A Boy And His Atom".   I couldn't figure out how to make the card look right so I gave up.

I finally came up with another idea.  First I used a "Bind-it-All" like machine to make a long film strip.  2.5"x10"

Then I stamped several "frames" onto the paper to see how it looked.

The final card will be 2.5"x7" and only have the first 6 frames.
I might make another scene from the movie.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Paper 3D Model

Name:     Pika!
Created:  March 2013
Swap:     none

This was a proof of concept LTC.  Each person got a pair of cards.  One as shown above, the other just a plain stamp to be colored and cut out. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

National Parks LTC

Name:     National Parks: What's Your Favorite?
Created:  May 2014
Swap:     Favorite National Park

I have made very few multi-layer stamps. This one was extremely hard to line up because of the holes in the tree.
  The first stamp is the orange & brown ink.  Then I carefully line up the smaller green stamp using the point on the left side just below the tree.   I was able to get about half of the stamping to come out usable.

Monday, May 4, 2015

May the 4th be with you

Name:     Star Wars: Slave Leia
Created:  Jan. 2013
Swap:     I Missed It!!

This is my only Star Wars card.