Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Awesome Layer Effect!

This was a fun card to make. This was a technique I saw on a fellow stamper's youtube video and I thought I just had to try it. I am so very glad that I gave it a go! To make this card I cut out a rectangle, 3-3/4" X 5" from white copier paper.  I created a frame with my rectangle by tearing out the inside, thereby creating a smaller rectangle inside of the larger rectangle. I then used 2-way glue around the edges of the inner rectangle. I sat my rectangle aside to let it dry. When 2-way glue is left on a surface to dry, it becomes an adhesive equal to that of a post it. Once I had my "post it" rectangular frame, I centered it on a 4" X 5-1/4" piece of whisper white card stock. I used my sponge daubers and my River Rock, Old Olive, and Baja Blue Classic ink and applied ink in the center of my frame. I inked the center with the River Rock, then inked the top with Old Olive and the bottom with Baja Blue. I gently pulled off my frame revealing a lovely tri-colored, misshaped rectangle. This became my background on the card as well as a frame. It created the appearance of an additional layer.  I made this card for my son's friend's birthday. This card uses the retired Extreme Skateboarder. I can't seem to let go of this stamp. It was and still is my favorite stamp set for creating a card for a boy's birthday.

Here is another card using the same very fun technique.  I think I actually made this one first. I found this technique to be a lot of un and easy too! Recently, I tried it with some of my other favorite colors.

Thanks for stopping by, now go spark some creativity!

Friday, May 17, 2013

It's In The Mail! - Stampin' Up!'s My Paper Pumpkin

I got an email the other day letting me know that  my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up! is on its' way! Haven't ordered yours yet? What are you waiting for? It comes to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). It will help you to escape your life with some paper fun. It's like your own little "Paper Party," in a box!
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