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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

My First Attempt

Sorry for the absence the last couple of days. When I left a card class at Art 'n Soul on Saturday afternoon, I was driving to a memorial event and about 1/2 mile up the road my head pain came in with a roar! It was all I could do to get home. Even the pain meds didn't work. So, I also missed a Mended Hearts Auction & Dinner that evening and a full day working on the studio project yesterday. I slept a lot and watched a few movies . . . boring!

I've been waiting and waiting to use this stamp from Penny Black. Due to its design, I thought I would try out the repeated stamping with dye inks using the new MISTI stamp positioner. If you haven't added the MISTI to your arsenal of stamping tools, do not delay! The last I saw, there were a few for sale at Art 'n Soul in Lacey, Washington; it comes in a regular and a new "mini" size.

Penny Black, Memento Inks, We R Memory Keepers, Little B, So Silk Card Stock, Linen Card Stock, Memory Box, Wink of Stella Brush Pen, Lawn Fawn, Ranger, MISTI

Memento Inks:

Rose Bud: entire blossom

Love Letter: 2/3 of the blossom

Rhubarb Stalk: 1/3 to 1/2 of the blossom

Pear Tart: all of the greenery

Bamboo Leaves: highlighted areas



Penny Black Stamp: Pop Pop Poppy 40-330 (Slapstick Cling)

Lawn Fawn: Scripty Sayings (LF844)

Memory Box Designer Craft Dies Stitched Rectangle Layers (30009)

Wink of Stella Brush in Gold Clear 999 (on the blossoms)

Little B: Dragonflies (100138)

We R Memory Keepers: Self-Adhesive Sequin Stickers in Pink 42680-6

Ranger Distress Watercolor Card Stock

80# Cream Linen Card Stock for base card & die-cut Mat Frame

So Silk Card Stock in Fashion Purple (bottom panel)

It's a technique that many, many more experienced cardmakers are creating these days; I just had to finally try it using the most commonly used application. Apply the ink directly to the areas of the stamp designs you want, mist with a water mister, and apply to a watercolor card stock. I now have a small stack of stamp designs that I want to use with this technique.

Over on the Magenta blog, Ellie Knol has created another wonderful card using Magenta's Nuance. Because she used Gesso as a base, the Nuance's brilliant color becomes more subdued which is the effect Ellie wanted. Her technique also shows how much more versatile the Nuance is!

Magenta Style, Ellie Knol, Nuance, Gesso

Click on this link for the details on the Magenta blog:

Check out this beautiful card from Hero Arts. It's amazing what Libby Hickson did with Copic markers, vellum, the background stamp, and the embossed sentiment. The fact that it's in one of my favorite colors, purple, has nothing to do with my admiration of it.

Hero Arts, Libby Hickson, Copic Markers, Vellum

Click on this link to see Libby's post on the Hero Arts' blog:

Judi Kauffman has posted a wonderful project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs' blog. Judi is using the Shimmer Sheetz with the new egg dies designed by Joset. In my book, Judi is the "Queen" of the Shimmer Sheetz techniques. I know you won't be disappointed in the many ways she shows you how to make Easter extra special using Shimmer Sheetz and Joset's new die designs.

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Judi Kauffman, Shimmer Sheetz, Joset Designs, Elizabeth Craft Designs' Peel Off Stickers

Click on this link for Judi's tutorial on the ECD blog:

Tomorrow's another rainy day; perfect for a day spent inside cleaning out, purging, sorting and organizing. What's up for your Tuesday?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed your visit!

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