Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Stampin'Up!

Hi stamping friends!

We sure had fun at last night's Techniques on Tuesdays class!  The techniques were a hit and everyone went home having learned a new trick or two.  I'm sorry if you missed last night's class, but there are 4 more to come. The next class (on Tuesday, July 7th) is all about Fun Folds.  You are going to learn some great new folds that will make your friends sit up and take notice of your card-making skills!  

I wanted to show you another one of the cards we made last night using wacky supplies.  Check out this pretty card, made with bleach and wrinkled-up tissue paper.

I used Whisper White card stock for the focal panel, along with Crumb Cake for the base of the card and Mossy Meadow for the background. We stamped the fern image with bleach on the Mossy Meadow panel.  Each color of card stock bleaches out to a different color.  Mossy Meadow bleaches out to a color similar to Crumb Cake, so that worked out well!

The collage-stamped focal panel is done in a technique called Faux Silk.  First the Whisper White panel is stamped all over.  After giving it a few extra minutes to dry, cover the entire surface of the panel with glue stick.  Then take a small piece of tissue paper and wrinkle it up into a tiny ball.  Then carefully unfurl the paper and pat it onto the surface of the stamped panel.  Be careful not to smooth the tissue paper out as you apply it.  I wrapped the green panel with some Linen Thread, which has a nice earthy quality, then created a little embellishment that is popped up on dimensionals.  I love the outdoorsy look of this card!  If you have a friend who loves camping, hiking, or just being outdoors, this would be the perfect card for them.  You can add the sentiment of your choice to turn this into a birthday card, a retirement card, a thank-you, or even a sympathy card. 

Thanks for taking time to read my blog today!  I'm off to cut paper for my Watercolor Wings class this Saturday at 10:30 am.  I've got a couple of spots left, so please email me if you'd like to take one of them.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!

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