Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

Q&A

 

BasicGrey | Julie Ebersole

 

Julie was first introduced to stamping almost 25 years ago by a cousin, and has been designing and teaching in the industry for over 20 years. She has had numerous designs published in a number of trade publications and after the end of her 6 month term as a member of the original “Dirty Dozen” design team, she assumed the role of Design Team Coordinator on Splitcoaststampers.com, the world’s largest online rubber stamping community! Nowadays you’ll find her developing and teaching online classes, as well as designing/creating educational videos for Ellen Hutson, LLC and Hero Arts. Primarily a card maker, Julie’s most most widely known for her love of clean and simple style.

 

Since the arrival of her first grandchild, her latest obsession is taking photos of the baby with her iPhone and sharing them with family and friends on Instagram. Julie also shares her love of art-stamping and creative projects whenever she can on her blog at papertrufflez.com.

 

P R O J E C T   N O .  O N E

 

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Julie: I love the retro vibe in the Hipster collection–so fun and swanky! I can’t resist the 6×6 paper pads–the scale is perfect for card making, which is what I most enjoy creating. The focal of the card centers around the greeting, which was simply stamped in black ink, with different portions highlighted with markers to match the paper colors. Embellishing the card was relatively quick–I just trimmed a portion off a border sticker and added some of the Mixed Brads in staggered sizes. I wanted the largest of the brads to pop out a little more, so I actually cut off the prongs and mounted it to the card front with a double layer of foam adhesive.

 

P R O J E C T   N O .  T W O

 

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Most of my designs are very clean and simple–I love white space. On this design I chose to dip a paint brush into a puddle of ink mixed with water and then spatter it onto the card. The results are always unpredictable but I try not to get too carried away and am usually very happy with the outcome! Here, I think it makes a nice back-drop to the strip of paper and the large sticker, and I like how the glazed brad adds a touch of gloss and shine against the matte textures going on with the rest of the card.

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

I tend to be more of a minimalist but I do like to cluster several elements together to help keep my designs balanced overall. I think varying the hights of different pieces also helps keep things interesting so I use a lot of foam adhesive… This is the first time I’ve ever tried flocked rub-ons and I’m amazed at how well they adhered–and such an easy textural touch to add to a project. This is also one of the rare times I’ve actually made a card without any stamping whatsoever!

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

P R O J E C T   N O .  T H R E E

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

Stamp the camera, trim it out and use a craft knife to trim out the opening of the camera. Next, stamp the mustache and spectacles onto a long strip of card stock slightly narrower than opening of the camera (this will be the piece that slides in and out of the camera slot).

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

Trace the slot onto a piece of patterned paper.

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

Trim out the opening and 3D mount the camera over the top, aligning the slot openings.

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

Make sure the strip slides properly by inserting it into the slot to test it; if needed, trim slightly along the long edges.

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

Slide the strip down as far as you want it to be able to go, then flip the panel over to the back side and attach a small strip as shown; this will serve as a stop gap, to prevent the strip from sliding completely out.

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

Your strip may have some excess length; trim it down as needed. Now slide the strip up as high as you want it to be able to go, and attach a piece of foam tape; this acts as a stop gap to prevent the strip from sliding up too far inside the card.

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

Continue adding pieces of foam tape around the outermost edges of the panel, taking care not to obstruct the strip–it needs to be able to slide up and down easily.

 

BasicGrey | Guest Designer | Julie Ebersole

 

Mount the panel to the card front and test the mechanism by sliding it up and down; it should move easily. You can embellish the strip with a little arrow sticker–it’s a fun way to let the recipient know they need to pull on the tab!

 

I have truly enjoyed playing with the Hipster Collection and guesting here on the Basic Grey blog. I hope these designs have inspired you to make some hip and swanky cards – maybe even one or two with a little surprise, like the slider I shared today!

 

S U P P L I E S

 



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