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It has been a while

I actually didn’t realize how long it has been since the last post.  It isn’t that I haven’t been busy in my craft room, as I am there putzing away every day.  As an aside, I just went and looked up the definition of putzing.  I didn’t want to offend anyone, and sometimes you say things just out of habit and you don’t know that the saying has a deep dark past.  In fact, one definition of putzing IS a little sketchy, but the generally accepted one is “behave in an idle manner”  and I certainly do that in my craft room, so it is staying in my sentence.

I have recently made two cards that are in my all-time favourites list.  I used a technique called Layered Resist.  This technique was demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire recently and I wanted to try it out.  These cards take a long time to make as there are four layers of ink on them and four layers of embossing powder.  If you don’t wait for each layer of ink to dry thoroughly, you are in for an epic fail.  I managed to summon enough patience to wait for each layer to dry, before adding another round of embossing powder and both cards turned out well.

The cards almost have a 3D feel as the various layers look like they are at different depths on the card front.

Take a look:

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The Calgary Stampede was when?

It appears that I am out of sync with the calendar.  Today I made a couple of cards that would have been great at Stampede time, but somehow they didn’t get made.  Actually, the longhorn skull was just purchased as an add-on to my Hero Arts Kit of the month, but I have had the cowboy boot for awhile so no excuse for that one.  Anyway, I teamed up the two dies to make a couple of cards that turned out well.  So well, in fact, that I am thinking of framing them as an Art Card shadow box for my wall.

I love the Authentique barbed wire paper so much, that I immediately began to think of where I have to go to replenish my stash of it. I also love the Tonic Soft Leather Jacket speciality paper I used for the boot and skull frame.