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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thank You Kiss

I finally got to the last heart on the first row!  LOL!  I still have to work on No. 4.  This class really needed much more time than I had to give to it, but luckily I can still go back and watch all the videos that were presented and I've been able to download all the classes so I can still work on all the lessons.  This is what happens when you work all day and only have limited time in the evenings to be productive.
This card was made using the "Kiss" technique.  I actually left out a portion of the the technique - the resist part.  I liked the way it looked after I "kissed" the SU Boho Blossom b/g stamp which I inked up with Fired Brick Distress Ink onto the SU Big Blossom b/g stamp which was inked up with Versamark and stamped the Big Blossom onto GP white c/s.  I cut out the Big Blossom image and mounted it on a piece of flower pattern paper which I mounted on a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" SU Ruby Red c/s base.  I put a strip of white ribbon across the pattern paper and tied a bow.  The sentiment is from SU Day of Gratitude and I used the SU oval punch to punch it out and mounted it with Dimensionals.  I finished it off with a red button tied with a bit of twine.

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Technique Class - Paint Resist

This is the card I created using the Paint Resist Technique from the Inspiration Showcase Techniques Online class I was taking for the last 2 weeks.  (Heart No. 2 on the image below)  This card was sent off to a special new friend.  I hope she liked it.

  The image is SU French Flair.  I used Pearl Acrylic Paint Dabber on the stamp and stamped it on GP white c/s and heat set it to dry.  I then used a Ranger Blending Tool with foam and applied Wild Honey and Peeled Paint Distress ink to the image.  I used my Nestabilities Classic Oval Scallop to cut out the image and mounted it with dimensionals on another piece of GP white c/s which I had sponged some SU Crushed Curry ink around the edges.  I then mounted that on a piece of SU Crushed Curry over which I had put a piece of SU Ribbon and the whole piece was mounted on a base of GP white c/s.  The flower is a Prima that I received as a free gift from Simon Says Stamps for an order I had placed and it fit perfectly.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Life Is Beautiful

That is what is printed on the pattern paper.  This is the second card I did for the Inspiration Showcase Techniques online class.  It is called Patterned Paper Trapped Embossed Resist.  The pattern is trapped behind the stamped image.  And guess what ----  no Copic markers.  ;) 
  I started out with a base of SU Pumpkin pie.  I took SU Lavish Lace and smeared Versamark Ink all over it and stamped on top of the pattern paper.  Used my heat gun to heat set the Versamark and then took Ranger Wild Honey Distress Ink and spread that all over the top and then took a dry cloth and wiped off the excess ink.  Wasn't sure what to do with it and found these pretty Prima flowers that looked great with it.  I took my new Shapeabilities Foliage and cut out a spray of leaves and adheared them both to the front of the card.  With the words on the pattern paper, it didn't need a sentiment.

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Techniques Class - Traditional Resist

On Monday I started an online Techniques Class with Inspiration Showcase.  The object is to learn a lot of different techniques and in so doing you create a 12 x 12 canvas with all the different techniques on it.  That will give you something you can hang on your stamp room wall or display in some manner so you can refer back to it time and again.  The first day we were give 5 resist techniques.  A couple are going to have to wait a little bit for me to work on them, but so far I did get 2 of them done.  The first was a traditional resist which means you stamp your image using Versamark ink onto your glossy paper and let it dry or heat set it to dry.  Then you rub your ink pad all over it to cover the image and background and then take a dry cloth and rub the excess ink off of it and you're left with your colored background and the stamped image showing through.

This is the card I created for the first resist technique.  I took a piece of SU glossy paper and stamped SU Soft Swirls using the VersaMark ink pad.  Then covered it with Ranger Fire Brick (I think that's what it's called) Distress Ink and then used the cloth to erase the excess ink and show the stamped image.  In the corner, I used a Martha Stewart punch that has all those little hearts in it.  The ribbon is SU Red Riding Hood Taffeta and the sentiment is from a retired SU set called Dear To My Heart.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you like my card.  All comments are greatly appreciated.