Saturday, 20 September 2008

Oriental Inchie cards.

My OSA friend Sandra G. very kindly sent me some of her laser-cut grids all the way from Houston, Texas in the USA. The grids are just perfect for making Inchie's really easy to line the Inchies up on top of the grid.

I've cut part of the grid from this one so that I could make it into a square card. The stamps used are from Art Neko - I embossed the images with black EP., then edged the inchies with a gold Krylon pen. The background paper is from the SEI "Poppy" 6 x 6" paper stack pad.

I left the grid in it's original size for this one, but there is an extra row which doesn't fit in with the inchies, so I covered that row with the wide ribbon. For the ichies I've used a piece of gold glossy cardstock and randomly glued bits of washi paper to it, then randomly stamped and embossed some oriental images. I then cut the piece into inchies and mixed them up before adhering to the grid. Underneath the wide ribbon I've added some narrow spotted ribbon, and under that row is a strip of gold German scrap.

Thanks again Sandra for sending me the grids..........I hope you like what I've done with them.

FYI: If you aren't sure what an "Inchie" is, it's a 1" x 1" piece of art. The size might be a bit daunting to start with, but they are quick and easy to make. As you can see by my 2nd card, you can use just part of a stamp to fit on the small canvas.


Shirley said...

I love the cards Lyn. The second one is my favorite. They are both really attractive.

Carole M. said...

o.k. so now I've got it. I also was a gracious recipient of grids from Sandra G. I see you just paste the grid over patterned paper ... and THEN fill in with the inchies! So effective isn't it? Both your projects are beautiful Lyn; thanks for sharing; and thanks again Sandra.

Vicky said...

Great way to use those laser-cut templates, they do look very effective. Cheers from V