Monday, June 15, 2009

The Best!

This card was done mostly with Stampendous stickers only the saying (also by Stampendous) was stamped. I stuck the stickers to a piece of acetate and 1 on top of an A Muse clear scallop circle. I colored the stickers with my Sakura Glaze pens and let dry. I grabbed a piece of Coordinations White wash cardstock (whitish with a color on 1 side and a solid color on the other with a solid core color). I cut a scalloped circle out of my main cardstock with my Scallop Circle Nestabilities. I cut out one daisy and left one on the background of acetate. I mounted the one with the background in the hole in the main cardstock. I used a scrap of the main cardstock and flipped it over and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Bloom Dots embossing folder and sanded it to show off the core color. I mounted it to my main cardstock. I attached my cut out flower with a daube of Ranger's Glossy Accents. I stamped the saying on a scrap of Bazzill cardstock, mounted it on black cardstock and attached it to my card. I thought the A Muse sticker was looking a little bare so I added some Perfect Pearls Interference Red to the back sticky side of the sticker and because I had de-stickied it I had to use my Glossy Accents again to attach it. I still thought the card looked naked so I added some of the leftover bits from the same sticker sheet onto the main cardstock.
I am having surgery on my heel today and will not be able to weigh bear for 6 weeks which means I probably will not get much crafting done but watch the blog you never know who might make a guest appearance! :)
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Father's day

I needed to get working on Father's day cards since I will not be stamping next week. I pulled out my rarely used Stampendous Perfect Clear set For Him. I recently took a class with Cathie Allen and thought I would try her stamp Smoosh technique with the set but Cathie is right, you can't do the stamp smoosh technique with clear sets! I stamped the dots stamp from this set with clear ink and embossed with clear then I stamped the tool stamp randomly over a piece of white cardstock and a white Stampendous tag with Versamagic Green Tea, Gingerbread and Aegean blue inks. I then took a piece of Ranger Cut N Dry foam and applied these same inks to the leftover white areas on the tag and background. I colored the handle of the hammer with a pencil crayon just for fun. I then ironed the clear embossing powder off the card and tag. The powder acted like a resist so I had/have white dots on the card as well. I then stamped the celebrate your day on the tag and edged it with a Pitch Black Ranger Pigment pen and added 2 screw brads from Creative Imaginations. I drew a black line around my larger background piece and stamped a Dad border along the bottom. I matted the background piece onto brown, blue and then white cardstock. Voila! The card was done. I think my Dad will get this card since he is always helping out with fix it up projects around Crafty Capers and he's a great dad!
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Alcohol Ink Technique!

I must confess I did not invent this technique. I found it on a blog that I thought I had bookmarked but I can't find it now. If anyone knows who invented this technique please let me know so I can give proper credit.
This technique uses Ranger Alcohol inks dripped along the edge of glossy cardstock with lots of blending solution.
I'm really happy with how this card turned out and it has gotten me using my old alcohol inks all over again. All the stamps used are by Art Impressions. I stamped the images with Memories black dye ink.
Thanks for looking!