Sunday, October 17, 2010

Laughing all the way home!

My kids seriously crack me up. So here is the conversation in the car on the way home from school Friday: Matteson: “Mom, we have two days off of school, right?” Me: “Yep!” Matty: “WOOHOO, PARTY IN DA HOUSE!” Me: laughing all the way home….only in kindergarten…..and already living for the weekend!!!

So I wanted to show you guys my latest club technique card and the stepped up version I am doing for a swap I am in. Ever since I saw the Christmas Collage stamp in the holiday mini, I imagined it in lots of colors. I knew I was going to do the baby wipe technique and was hoping it would turn out like I saw it in my head and I have to say.…it came out even better!!

So here’s my card for my club ladies this month..the gorgeous glass glitter from the Stampin’ Up Holiday mini really sets it off:

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This is what my baby wipe looked like that I used as my stamp pad:

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I like to do mine on aluminum foil, a paper plate would not have worked for me as the stamp is too large, but the foil keeps everything under it dry and easy to clean up!

Just in case you need to be shown…here is a blog showing how to do the technique:

I sponged the edges of the main image first in so saffron ink and then again in crumbcake to add more depth. Used my crystal effects to hold the glitter on, let it dry and then assembled it all. I just love it. Since I still had so much ink on my baby wipe that I hated to throw away I decided to do the same card for an internet swap group that I am in, but I needed to take everything up a notch, so I decided to do the cracked glass technique on the 25 so it would look like an old ornament and then I added a tiny tag with a vintage trinket safety pin for a little extra yummy!!

I wish you could see the cracks better in the cracked glass but trust me they are there!!

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Some old olive satin ribbon is the perfect accessory!! Hope you guys like my vintage Christmas Card!!

CS is real red, old olive and very vanilla

reinker colors are elegant eggplant, old olive, real red, more mustard, so saffron and night of navy

Ciao for now! Deidre


VanessaB said...

really beautiful! the swap card turned out extra amazing. i'm looking forward to trying that technique- it's soooo pretty!! :)

Renée said...

gorgeous! love the way you inked up that stamp :)