Friday, June 18, 2010
Water, water everywhere!
There's actually a path down there under all that water! Our pond is a storm water collector pond, so it's made to fill up like this...I guess it's doing it's job! I hope the water doesn't take too long to go down so we can walk through there again. The kids are going to miss our almost daily walks by the pond. And, all this water means that next week we will have a serious increase in the mosquito population!!!
So, last night I sat and made some gorgeous cards for a One Layer Card swap I joined. We had to make a one layer card (embellishments like ribbon didn't count as a layer) and use some of the preorder product that us demos could start ordering June 1 (preordering new product is a fabulous perk of being a demonstrator...contact me today to see how you can get sneek peeks at new products and have the opportunity to order them early!). The stamp set I chose to use was one of the new hostess sets, "Becuase I Care". Stampin' Up! sent me this set free (actually the sent all demos who preordered the new color kit this set for free...becuase they care about us!!). When I first saw the set I thought it was absolutely gorgeous and couldn't wait to ink it up. But, when it came I found myself seriously lacking some mojo with it. Take a look at what I did with it...I think I found my mojo!
I know...it's stunning! It looks even better in real life because when I was done, I smooched it with the Vanilla Smooch Spray. I can't get a good picture of the shimmer from the smooch though...you'll just have to trust me! Let me share a few more pictures and tell you how I made it.
I used the masking technique on this card. The most time consuming part of this card was cutting out my mask!
The first step is to stamp the image on a sticky note and cut it out. Once you have this done, you're good for a long time...just remember to put your mask into your stamp case when you're done with it and you can use it over and over again. After the mask is cut out, you stamp your image on your card (I used very vanilla cardstock) and stick your mask over the image you stamped (I stamped mine in Black StazOn). Then you stamp another image over top (I stamped the En Francais background stamp with Crumb Cake classic ink).
When you remove the mask, you get this...