Monday, December 1, 2008

More Simple Green (My house smells goooood!)

So here are attempt number 2 and number 3. On the first card, I first used my embossing buddy across the glossy cardstock (a VERY important step with glossy) then stamped the Upsy Daisy flowers in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Did you know that the Stampin' Up! embossing powder has a better coverage and melts better than the cheap brand at your local craft store? I highly recommend our embossing powder for your projects. I then followed the embossing with daubing Kiwi Kiss ink on the cardstock, with a few patches of Old Olive, followed by the spritzing of Simple Green. After it was dry, I stamped over the image with StazOn Black. Pretty cool effect. Wouldn't this card be great for an over-the-hill party or masculine birthday? I stamped the background grass with my Inspired by Nature set in Artichoke on Mellow Moss. For some fun detail, I popped up the ovals on dimensionals and paper pierced the edges of the Mellow Moss and a design on the ovals. All supplies are Stampin' Up!


Cardstock: Glossy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Paper Piercer and Foam Mat, Oval Punches, 1/4" Black Grosgrain, Piercing Template, White EP

For this card, I wanted smaller spots on the background, so I switched to a pump hairspray. Yep! No longer for just your hair, hairspray is a substance easily controlled when it spritzes out of the bottle. First I daubed Bashful Blue on the Glossy, then spritzed. After drying it with my heat tool, (I highly recommend those - MUCH better and safer than your iron or toaster!) I stamped my Scandinavian Season tree in Night of Navy. I stamped the Scandinavian Season snowflakes in StazOn White and then added the half pearl on the tree. There is a bit of retired Bashful Blue Designer Series Paper behind the tree piece. I used up a bit of my retired silver cord (I'm trying to get rid of it because the elastic cord is so much easier to use) and a piece of 1/4" Navy Grosgrain. I sponged the edges of the white cardstock in Bashful Blue and then dragged the edges on the Night of Navy pad. It's a very defining effect and as usual, looks way better IRL (in real life). And yes, all supplies are SU!


Pretties Kit, Mini Glue Dots, Glossy, Navy & Whisper White cardstocks

Thanks for coming by to visit. I'd love to see what you come up with, using this technique. Give it a whirl and see what you can dream up.
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  1. Love your green card - it looks like a field of flowers with a storm coming! great use of this technique!

    and the blue one looks so different - so calme and serene! I found your blog through Joanne Travis...

  2. Aren't you just the "green" little one! You are a very talented artist! Love your work!