Daily Archives: July 27, 2015
Today was supposed to be ironing day. I have had the excuse that it was too hot in the house to iron, but not today. Just when I was going to shut off the computer and go turn on the iron, I saw the Monday Challenge from Papertrey Ink in my inbox. The challenge is to use a Texture Kissing technique on a project. Well, that sounded really quite difficult, and I was sure it would keep me from starting the ironing for at least a couple of hours, so I was up for that.
It did take a few tries to get an inked image that was a keeper. I also made it more difficult by making the decision to stamp in an odd bluish violet colour. I have a small warehouse of paper, and I had to search through it all, to find a small patterned background paper that complemented that ink colour. That was good, because now I have even less time to iron, and a new mission to find a 6 X 6 paper pad in bluish violet with small patterns.
In the end, I was quite happy with the finished result.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Pack Your Bags stamp set, Papertrey Ink Ombre Builders stamp set, Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts ink, Papermania patterned paper, Recollections card base, Craft Medley sequins, Wink of Stella glitter pen and Scor tape.
Today begins the newest class over at Online Card Classes. Background Check is taught by Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, Laura Bassen and some guest artists. I love these classes because you can go in and watch a technique at any time of the day or night, forever, and the videos themselves are very high quality.
Laura Bassen is the Blending Queen for sure. She really knows how to get smooth blending with no harsh lines. Her inks blend like “buddar” as she would say.
Here is the first card I created using Laura’s blending technique.
Supplies: Neenah 80 lb cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Island Blue ink, Hero Arts Lemon Yellow and Tide Pool inks, Simon Says Stamp Ice Cream Dream Stamp Set, copic markers, Recollections clear embossing powder, American Crafts Summer 6 X 6 pad, Recollections card base, fun foam, Scor tape
Do you want to know my current dilemma? Didn’t think so, but I am going to tell you anyway. In Canada (and other cousin countries) we like to throw in extra letters when spelling. So for instance, we would spell favorite like this…f..a..v..o..u..r..i..t..e and color like this c..o..l..o..u..r. I know, no big deal. The dilemma comes in when I go to do a blog post like today’s post. I definitely want to spell the stamp company like they intended My F..a..v..o..r..i..t..e..Things, but what do I do in the rest of the post………………do I write it in Canadian or do I keep spelling in the U.S. English. What a dilemma!
No matter, This card uses one of my f..a..v..o..u..r..i..t..e stamp sets from My F..a..v..o.r..i..t..e Things and is c..o..l..o..u..r..e..d or c..o..l..o..r..e..d by one of my f..a..v..o..u..r..i..t..e or f..a..v..o..r..i t..e friends. Enjoy!
Supplies: My Favorite Things Penguins in Paradise, Dienamics Sun Ray die, Doodlebug and Studio Calico patterned paper, Recollections and X-pressit cardstock, Glossy Accents, Copic markers and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.