Sunday, February 21, 2010

Extreme heat embossing

This card uses only one stamp set, but there is tons of embossing. Started by masking a square and then beginning with the darkest color ink, used versamark and the ink to stamp flowers. Used clear embossing powder and heated after every color. If you do in this way, the flowers you do next start to look like they are behind the others giving some depth. Once done, I brayered some balck over the whole thing and wiped off the embossed images.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Playing with new stamp

Found a new stamp store yesterday's way down in Chandler, feels like practically Tucson! However, I had to go today because everything was 20% off! What a great store. It was pouring rain today and the store was still packed - there was hardly room to walk around. Had just enough time this afternoon before dinner and going to see Mary Poppins to fool around with one of the new stamps. This is a great silhouette, perfect for use with brayering.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Faux Parchment

Just playing some more while the olympics are on. Made by using the Faux suede technique and antiquing the paper with choc chip ink.

Alternative use for punch

I have the ornament punch from Stampin' Up! and thought I would be putting it away. But saw on a Stampin' Up! site that people were cutting off the bottom and using them as pots or vases. How clever! Been wanting to make something for a few days, and just played around while watching the olympics today (I LOVE Monday holidays!!).

Music card

I've been able to practice with a wonderful church orchestra even though I don't belong to the church. The music director is also going to allow me to play a non church concert in May. I am enjoying this so much - the last time I played with a full orchestra was my senior year in High School. When I play my violin in this orchestra all my stress melts away. When you play, it's impossible to think of anything but the music, so this is a wonderful thing for me.

This card is to thank the music director for allowing me to join this wonderful group in practice and for the concert. I am very thankful.

Friday, February 12, 2010