One of the techniques we'll be doing this week is one we've done before, but I couldn't find a card for it, so we're doing it again. It's called "thumping." I used it on this card that I made for my cousin's birthday, and I think this is the one we'll be making Wednesday (except you probably won't have the vintage flower, because I don't have enough for everyone). I thought I'd better blog it today, because it's going in the mail tomorrow!
I love the soft, vintage look. I used markers for everything except the sentiment and the sponging. First I inked the flowers in Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink, then I thumped on them with Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz, and Rose Red and Regal Rose.
For the sentiment, I stamped in Rose Red, then layered it to two dotted scallop ribbon border punched pieces.
The other technique we'll be doing Wednesday is distressing, and I'll show you a sample I made using several kinds of distressing tomorrow. Now, though, it's a little late, and I've been battling a headache for the past two days. I'm sure it's weather related. It felt like snow to my head, but I guess God had other ideas and sent all our snow elsewhere. I think we had a total of 12 flakes. But it's cold enough to snow, and the wind has been crazy today! Mike & I went to a nearby town this evening, and I'm really glad he was driving. As heavy as my SUV is, it was getting blown all over. So – I'm going to turn on my lovely electric blanket and hit the sack.
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Stamp set: Blessed Mother (available Jan. 4 from the Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink: Stampin' Write markers – Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink; Classic – Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Rose Red
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rose Red card stock; Springtime Vintage designer series paper (available Jan. 4 from the Occasions Mini Catalog)
Other: Stampin' sponges, dotted ribbon scallop border punch, vintage flower adornments (available Jan. 4 from the Occasions Mini Catalog), stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots