Happy Valentine's Day!! Hope your day is sweet! I am having a great day here. We are getting a little snow here in Michigan, so the view out the window is pretty. I have been playing with my Crafters Workshop template again. Boy, oh boy, I went crazy. Here is just a small sample of all the backgrounds I made.
You can check out more ideas and the tutorial I posted on this page. When I was working with my template this time I discovered that really, really cool result were had by NOT cleaning the template off between uses. I just kept flipping it over and spraying it again, and flipping it and spraying again onto a new piece of CS each time. You get some really subtle colors with this technique. The two cards I want to share with you today are the result of this continual flipping and spraying technique. I used two of my favorite stamps from Blockheads stamps to make the cards. The Bizarre Carnival Girl and Jester.
STAMPS: Carnival Girl and Jester
Grunge It up
TEMPLATE: Mini Harlequin-Crafters Workshop
INKS: Vintage Sepia-Versafine
Malted Mauve and Pink Petunia-Versamagic
Stormy Sky Distress Ink-Ranger
DISTRESS STAIN-Faded Jeans- Ranger
SPRAYS: Glimmer Pink and Gold
CARDSTOCK:White, Cocoa Brown, Teal Blue
EMBELLISHMENTS: Pearls from Kaiser Craft, Silver Pearls, Lace, Ribbon, Ribbon yarn.
I started with White CS; sprayed Pink and Gold Glimmer Mist over the template. The Carnival Girl is stamped with Vintage Sepia. I stamped three images from the Grunge It Up set with Pink Petunia. I distressed the edges using the direct to paper method with the Malted Mauve Dew Drop pad. The Sentiment is stamped with Raisin.
I cut a piece of ribbon and rolled one edge and glued it down. I added some lace and ribbon yarn . Here is a look at the inside. This sentiment if from the Verses- Special Delivery.
The second card is made with the Carnival Jester. This background is the result of starting with White CS and Faded Jeans Distress stain. I made one or two backgrounds with it. And then without cleaning off the template, I flipped it over and sprayed it with gold glimmer spray. This is probably a 2nd or 3rd generation image made without cleaning off the template.
Again, I used the images from the Grunge It Up set and the Malted Mauve Versamagic ink. I also distressed with Stormy Sky DI ( using a distressing tool) and Malted Mauve (direct to paper)
I added a few silver pearls for embellishments. Here is a look at the inside. I can write a little note on the inside.
Challenges for my Distressed Template cards:
Simon Stamp and Show: Anything goes
Truly Madly Crafty: ribbon and bling
Fashionable Stamping: monochromatic and one color
Lets ink It up: ribbons and lace
Paper Sundaes: Cream , blue, distressing,and pearls
Stamptacular Sundays: Pearls and lace
Allsorts: free and easy
Poisoned Peas: free style
All my Valentine's Day cards went out and I hand delivered a few this morning. Hope you have a great day!! Love ya.