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.
And this really fun elements type set called Grunge It up
STAMPS: Carnival Girl and Jester
TEMPLATE: Mini Harlequin-Crafters Workshop
INKS: Vintage Sepia-Versafine
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.