Thursday, May 26, 2016

Technique Overload

I was about to type happy Wednesday, when I realized that it is actually Thursday! This short week has me seriously confused! I spent some time last night playing with my new favourite set...

Now, could I have used any more techniques on this one?  I have been away from my studio pretty much all month, so I guess I subconsciously felt like I needed to make up for lost time. I began by creating an ombre effect, sponging a piece of Whisper White card stock with Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo inks...I love the way these four shades are made for each other!

Then I used the Stampin' Mist ghosting technique (see my video tutorials for more on this one) to stamp the subtle, bleached out swirls. I then stamped using the same swirl image, with Peekaboo Peach to add the watermark look. Next I created a bit of a Bokeh look with some Whisper White Craft ink and various-sized circles. I love the way these different techniques combine to add depth and interest the to background. The final touch on the background panel was some embossed gold spatters.

I die-cut the scribbly swirl from gold foil sheets using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. I added the die-cut "you" in gold glimmer and a stamped sentiment from the new Thoughtful Banners set. The only embellishments are a few gold sequins.

On the inside I stamped a few more swirls that I inked with Peekaboo Peach ink and then daubered with a bit of Calypso Coral. The sentiment is again from the Thoughtful Banners set and is punched with the new Duet Banner punch.

Can you believe the new catty goes live in less than a week?? If you don't yet have your own copy and don't already have a Canadian demonstrator, be sure to drop me a line and I'll send one out to you free of charge. In the meantime, start are going to have a LONG wishlist!

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  1. I LOVE IT!!! You did a fabulous job on this card. I will definitely have to CASE this one. I didn't like the Swirly Bird set or dies at first, but it's on my next Demo order since seeing all the great samples online. TFS!

    1. Thanks so much Susan! To be honest, I wasn't keen on this bundle myself at first; but once I started playing with it the ideas just kept on coming. Now it is a favourite! You will love it!

  2. Awesome card! Can't wait to get this set!

    1. Thanks stampingpeace! It is a fantastic, super versatile set! You will love it!

  3. Wow, there's definitely a lot going on in this card Leena, but it's all so good! Thanks for sharing how you pulled it together. Love the colour choices.


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