I used two different techniques on this card. The little circle medallion in the Just Believe set is perfect for the “negative watercoloring” technique. And I wanted to use some designer paper but I needed it muted, so I painted a thin layer of acrylic paint over it first.
This is one of the sets that carried over into the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, and I’m thrilled! It’s one of my favorites because I love the sentiment – “Some things have to be believed to be seen.” That was so true of my life yesterday. The fan on my laptop died a month or so ago, and the person who took it apart was a little, um, less careful with the little ribbon wires than she should have been. Mike tried to put it back together, but I’m not sure it will make it. In the meantime, we’re using the hard drive from my laptop as an external device – mostly so I don’t have to reload all my MDS downloads.
When I searched for my files, they all seemed to have disappeared. Mike kept telling me they were there, we just needed to find out how to pull them up. His faith in electronics is stronger than mine, obviously, because I was ready to give up and reload everything. He kept messing with it – sure that they were, indeed, on the drive, and finally — there they were!
So here’s the card in honor of my hard drive.
Stamps: Just Believe; Ink: Always Artichoke, River Rock, More Mustard, Cajun Craze classic; Cajun Craze, Old Olive stampin’ write markers; Versamark; Paper: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla card stock; First Edition specialty designer series paper; Other: 1-1/4″, 1-3/4″, scallop circle punches; Apothecary Accents framelits, basic jewels – pearls, aqua painter, clear embossing powder, heat tool; acrylic paint, paintbrush
Be sure to let the paint dry before you stamp on the paper. Also, I used my aqua painter with ink to splatter the color on the paper. Two things – do this before you stamp a sentiment, because it can smear the ink. And on the acrylic paint, it doesn’t soak in as well; it kind of spreads.
These will be the two techniques for class next Thursday. That’s the plan today, anyway. If you’re in the Winchester area and would like to come, send me a message and I’ll give you details.
Have a great day – and thanks for stopping by!