Friday, August 26, 2011

Gratitude - Create with Connie & Mary #164

For the sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary here I used a technique I haven't used for a while - the smooch technique.  To step it up a notch I added Frost White shimmer paint to the mixture.

I started out with a base of Cajun Craze cardstock 5 by 10" which was folded in half to create a 5 by 5" card.  This was layered with Very Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Houndstooth embossing folder.

The image panel was made using the smoosh technique. Place one or two drops of reinkers (Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Soft suede) and two drops of Frost White Shimer paint on an opened plastic bag that had been cut on 2 sides.  Squirt a bit of water onto the mixture, and close the bag at the fold line and smoosh with your hand.
Open up and place a precut piece of cardstock onto the mixture, daubing it onto the coloured mixture until the card stock is covered. This can get messy.
Let dry.
Stamp image onto the dried card stock

Stamps: Gently Falling, Days of Gratitude
Inks: Reinkers:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Soft suede, Black Stazo
Papers: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Early Espresso
Accessories: Hounstooth embossing folder, Scallop edge punch, Early Espresso quilted satin ribbon, 5/8" silver brads embossed with a mixture of Tangerine Tango, Basic black and silver embossing powders

Close up of image panel

Close up of embossed brads.


Deb said...

So pretty! I love the colors you used! And the embossed brads are fantastic!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a handful of great techniques you used on your card. The smoosh technique is on my list to try. Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary.

Nance said...

WOW, I didn't know you could embossed BRADS?! How clever are you?! Love the smooshed technique with these colors too. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Those brads are awesome and the technique you used is just perfect with the leaf images. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Connie Babbert said...

Very pretty, love the embossed brads and the background of your leaves! Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

OOOOOOOOOO...LOVE your main panel and how you did your brads! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa said...

I'm speechless...I'll bet this is SO pretty in real life! I'll have to try this technique. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

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