Wednesday, October 28, 2009
November HAS Cards
Well these cards are for the last Humble Artists swap for this calendar year. And I think they turned out to be my newest favourites!
I started with random stamping a piece of Colonial White CS yesterday, and then misted it with a mixture of rubbing alcohol, Create-A-Shade Pearl paint and Juniper re-inker. I let it dry, and because I think I used too much mist, it curled the CS up a bit, so I left it under some weight over night to flatten out a bit.
Although it doesn't photograph well, it has a very nice shimmer and feel to it. Cool technique.
For this swap we are to make a Christmas themed card and it has to include 7 layers, embossing (or some other options), glitter, an embellishment, and of course current CTMH papers and stamps. I think that was it for the guidelines.
I'm sure the recipients will be happy with their cards, as I know I am. And they look soooo pretty in person. I just wish I knew how to capture them in my photos better. (Learning how to take proper photos is on my to do list, along with a new camera. Some day... aahhh, a girl can dream, right???)
Here's what the RSed paper looked like before I cut into it...
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): Holiday Trinkets and Argyle Backgrounds stamp sets; Juniper, Twilight, Black, Colonial White and Sweet Leaf CS; Juniper, Twilight, Black, Sweet Leaf and Bamboo inks; Create-A-Shade Pearl paint; Rubbing alcohol (other); Mini mister (Ranger); Juniper re-inker; Circle coluzzle; Branch punch (Martha Stewart); Prisma Glitter; Glue pen; Black brads and mini brads; Colonial White organdy; Clear embossing powder; Versamark; make-up sponge (other); 3D foam tape (other).