Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.
Today we’re thrilled to welcome – Jennifer Roach
Before we show you Jennifer’s fabulous projects, let’s get to know her a little bit more…
My name is Jennifer and I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband and almost 4 year old daughter. I work full time in the Pharmaceutical Industry during the day and at night and whenever I get a free moment I like to spend time in my craft room!
I started out in paper crafting back in about 2002 when my Mom and I took a scrapbooking class together. A few years later I decided to give card making a try and it’s been my passion ever since. I’m the world’s slowest scrapbooker so the instant gratification of card making really won me over. Over the years I have used more and more stamping in my designs and I love learning and trying new techniques and styles.
I would probably define myself as a “scrappy stamper”. I *LOVE* patterned paper and most of my cards have lots of it with added layered on embellishments and textures.
I currently design for Purple Onion Designs and Your Next Stamp. I have been lucky to have many of my designs featured in many different card making and scrapbooking magazines over the years.
For my project today, I have used three of the season’s hottest trends: kraft, chevrons and a fox.
I stamped and coloured the fox image with my Copic markers. My four year old daughter is obsessed with Ylvis’s “What did the fox say” song so I thought it would make a great sentiment for the front of the card. Inside I will finish with the other part of the sentiment (e.g. Happy Birthday, Hello). I printed the sentiment on my computer onto a white sheet of paper and then put the kraft journaling box on top and printed a second time.
The background was stamped in beige ink with a dot backgrounder and then I just layered the card with a strip of embossed paper, another piece of chevron paper and some twine.
I hope you like my card today!
Stamps: Cedar the Fox from Purple Onion Designs, Swiss Dot Backgrounder from Purple Onion Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Sand, brown distress ink
Papers: My Mind’s Eye patterned paper, Neenah cardstock
Accessories: Mama Elephant die cut, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Copic Markers, Your Next Stamp blue Gumdrops embellishment, burlap twine, SNF Goody Font