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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Layout Challenge

Good evening.  I have a busy, busy weekend ahead, how about you?  I am in the middle of a virtual stamp convention at Rubber Stamp Chat, so I have orders to make.  Also, I need to get a haircut, I want to carve pumpkins with the granddaughters, and Sunday is Halloween, so I'll have to help the oldest granddaughter with her makeup.  She wanted to be the Mad Hatter, so we got her costume all ready, but she'll need help with the makeup.  The youngest one is going as a hippie, and she really looks cute in her costume.

I want to post some cards I made for the Technique Junkies layout challenge.  I had a lot of fun, and even though all the cards are the same layout, they have different looks. Tell me what you think:




They are pretty self-explanatory, so I won't bore you with all the details.  Why don't you give this layout a try?

Oh, I want to make some Pizza Mummies for the girls when they are here.  They are easy to make...just take English Muffin, split and toast.  Put some pizza sauce on them, then cut the cheese into strips. Layer the cheese in a criss cross fashion, leaving space for the eyes.  For the eyes, use black olives, and put either a piece of pimiento or scallion for the pupil. Place in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is lightly melted (about 10 minutes).   You can see them here.Publish Post

Hope you have a great weekend....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pink and Brown Distressed Card

Good morning!  It's a beautiful morning here in Florida. I have been sleeping with my windows open and really enjoying the cool air.

A friend recently had surgery and I wanted to make her a special card while she recuperated.  I know she likes pink, so that was a must.  I had just gotten a Technique Junkie newsletter, and there were a couple of designs in there I liked, so I combined the techniques and morphed it into this card:

I used glossy cardstock and liberally smooshed a light brown ink on it.  I put the top half in an embossing folder and spritzed it with water before I embossed.  I repeated with the bottom half in a different embossing folder.  While it was wet I blotted some of the pooled ink.  When the piece dried it was much lighter and looked kind of highlighted.

I used the same brown ink on a piece of regular white cardstock. Then I stamped "Thinking of You". You can see how much darker it stayed when it was dry. (I didn't spritz it with water). I used a corner rounder then layered it on pink cardstock and rounded those corners as well.

I layered ribbon between the two embossed halves.  Then I punched a bunch of flowers from different sizes of punches out of patterned paper, then put them together with a brad and placed on the ribbon.

The whole thing is very distressed looking, so if you like that look, this is a great way to achieve it.  I really liked the card when I was finished, and I hope it brightened my friends' day when she received it.

Enjoy the autumn weather....