Saturday, September 14, 2013

Faux Mother of Pear Technique Samples

Yesterday I talked about my Technique Night classes, and showed you the samples from the Shaving Cream Technique.  Today, I'll share the other technique we did; Faux Mother of Pearl.  I love this technique, it gives your project a touch of an elegant feel.

Here is our technique sheet.  Mine didn't print quite right at the bottom - but I didn't mind.  The ink color that we used for the background was Pistachio Pudding.

This is the first card we made.  I try to keep the cards pretty simple, so they will really show off the techniques.

I absolutely love this card!  I don't have instant attachments to very many things, the way I attached to this card!  LOL  I don't even know really what it is about this card that makes me like it so much.  I just do.  I think it is the color - Strawberry Slush is one of my favorite colors right now!

Thanks for dropping by!  Have a great day!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Shaving Cream Technique

At convention I participated in a Technique Swap.  Everyone was to make a sample of their technique, attach it to a 6" x 6" scrapbook page, with printed directions for the technique.  This swap helped me remember how fun techniques can be.  I decided to start offering a Technique Night once a month.  We learn two technique, and make sheets similar to those that were made for the swap.  We also make two cards for each technique.  

Last night was Technique Night.  We learned the Shaving Cream Technique, and the Faux Mother of Pearl.  Today I will share the shaving cream projects.  Come back tomorrow to see the Mother of Pearl.

This is our technique sheet.  I love the color scheme here.  I used the Color Coach to choose it.  The choices on the actual color coach usually don't look that appealing to me, but I am always pleasantly surprised at the outcome. 

We make one card that is quite similar to the technique sheet.  I'll be so sad when Midnight Muse retires in May, it is such a great color!  

This was our second card.  I was going for a manly kind of card.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to and check out the Faux Mother of Pearl technique samples.  
Have a great day!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Easy Watercolor Background

I came across a beautiful card on this blog: LW Designs.  I just had to try out this technique.  I CASE'd her card pretty closely, only because I loved it so much.  I did change up my stamp set, and used my go to set -  Secret Garden.  

You can find directions on how to create this cool background on the blog linked above.  I hope you like my card!  Thanks for stopping by!

Fright Night Blog Hop

My friend Sherry has organized this fun Fright Night Blog Hop.  You'll see lots of fun Halloween ideas.  If you are starting here, you can click on the image above to start at Sherry's blog, or just continue on from here.  

If you are coming here from Olivia Loves to Stamp, welcome!  I love all of Olivia's cute projects, don't you?

I have to admit, I stressed a bit about this hop.  I don't usually do much for Halloween, and don't own many Halloween themed crafting supplies.  Thankfully, I was rescued by all the free goodies we received at convention!!  I have two cards, and a little treat holder for you today.  I hope you like them!

This first card was a lot of fun.  I love that the Witches Brew Washi Tape isn't straight.  I also added in one strip of the Basic Grey striped Washi Tape from the Epic Day Washi Tape set.  The greeting is from the Seasonal Sayings sets.

This fun little treat bag uses the Tag a Bag Gift Bags.  I did a little cutting, folding, and gluing to turn the flat bag into a lunch sack style bag.  My pumpkin was made with the Large Oval Punch.  I used Whisper White cardstock covered in washi tape.  I then dragged my sponge over the top with Pumpkin Pie ink.

Similarly to the gift bag, I used Whisper White cardstock covered in Witches Brew washi tape for the background of this card.  For the greeting of the the card, I knew what I wanted to do - but didn't have the right supplies.  I wanted to do something like I had seen Barb Mulikin do on her Control Freaks Blog Hop card.  But, I haven't ordered the new glitter yet.  So, I decided to do the next best thing.  I stamped the greeting with Black Staz-On ink onto a window sheet, and used the Label Bracket Punch to punch it out.  Then I used the punch to punch a second label out of our Silver Glimmer Paper.  I used Crystal Effects behind the letters and the spider bellies to attach the window sheet to the glimmer paper.

Well, that is all I have for today.  Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my projects!  I hope you enjoyed them!  

To continue on the hop - you'll be heading on over to Stamping with Pearl, where I know you'll be wow'd with more fun projects!