The first card I'll post here is one that looks much better IRL. I'm not sure why it photographed so poorly. I'm disappointed in the way it looks on "the big screen".
Anyway, this week, Gina K. offered a tutorial on using the Sakura Clear Starburst Pen to create your own Shimmering Background Paper.
After the tutorial on Stamp TV, Gina posted a challenge for us to create our own shimmering background paper.
I first ran the CS through my Cuttlebug, using one of the new CB Embossing folders.
I took a scalloped rectangle Nestie and cut out the opening.
Every part of the embossed image was colored with the Starburst Pen.
I then stamped with Gina K.'s 'Friendship Blooms' on the inside, using her Luxury Ivory cardstock.
(The inside really isn't crooked, I just sort of slanted the photo - ugh...again!!!
Okay, enough of that one! So glad I have another day and more cardstock to play with!!! Tee hee. Bet you've all had days like that!
So...Georgia and Cat, hope YOU had a good day at Archiver's! My friend Shirley and I drove about 70 miles to St. Louis Mills for a class at our Archiver's. We stopped first at Xpedx for some envelopes and 'bargains', met up with two of Shirley's friends, and the four of us continued on to "The Mills" for our class. Here is what we created there...
These all look very cute on "the big screen", but we were quite disappointed. This was labeled as a Copic Christmas Card Class. We assumed we would learn a Copic trick or two. What the class amounted to was just 'grab a Copic and color an image'. Even this would not have mattered, but all of the cardstock was paper thin, the markers all bled through, and the ink used was Versafine, which, of course, bled considerably. The instructor was adorable, and tried to be helpful, but she knew very little about the Copics, was certainly not certified in them, and could only do what she could do with what corporate allowed her to use.
Anyway, all in all, we had a lot of fun. We did a little bit of shopping (I know you are shocked at that bit of news!), had lunch, and didn't have to wash dishes or mop floors!
Have a great Saturday - I do, indeed, need to go mop floors today!!!
~When in doubt, wear red! (Bill Blass)