Sunday, January 17, 2010

Had to Try It …

Wow! Two posts two days in a row. Pat myself on the back. LOL.

A comment in an email message from Jeanne this morning caused me wonder and sent me back to the Clean & Simple Stamping blog to take a second look at the cards I credited yesterday. Asian Life_Jan 2010It was a good lesson to read and not make assumptions. I assumed a brayer had been used to create the backgrounds on those stunning cards. Instead, it was done using baby wipes and reinkers.

Banished to my den during the football game this afternoon, I decided to give the baby wipes a try. Of course, having to do things my way, I deviated from the directions. Instead of coloring the background first and then stamping the images with white pigment ink, I stamped them first with VermaMark, embossed them with clear embossing powder, and then did the baby wipe thing. I might have been smarter to use pigment ink, as my embossed images ended up kind of pinkish, orangey, and yellowish. Lesson learned. Next time, I’ll do it right. LOL. Anyway, the technique is fun and easy … if you don’t mind inky fingers. You might see one more of these over the course of the next few days, too. This stamp set has bamboo, peacock, and other images that would be fun to try in a blue/green color combo.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Holiday Red, Glossy White, and White Daisy Textured cardstock; Holiday Red and VersaMark ink pads; Holiday Red, Orange, and Sunny Yellow reinkers; Clear embossing powder; Embossing heat tool.

I’ll have to say I didn’t expect the football game to affect me and my plans for the day quite as much as it did. But, with the exception of saying my sweet boy obviously didn’t jinx ‘em, I’ll save my “banishment” comments/rant for This is the Day ….

As for that completed card ensemble I mentioned in my last post, it’s not finished and might not be until tomorrow. Seems I trashed my corner and have to clean it up before I proceed. I’m just a creative slob.

Did you have a good day? I hope so. All things considered, mine was great. And, my window is still open – a very good thing in January in Minnesota!! Later, friends…

6 comments:

Laurel said...

This is beautiful!

Alanna said...

What a neat technique. Love it.

Sarah said...

Ohhhhhh I have to try this technique! I Hate stamping in white ink and would MUCH rather do it your way.
LOVE the card and the white space is perfect for that bright ink!!
Wonderful work Kathi.

Sparkle said...

Very pretty! I will have to try the babywipes sometime.

Jeanne said...

After feeling like a dork when I emailed you about the post that inspired you (I need to read a little more closely), I'm glad I did email in the end because this card is stunning! Wow!

Barb said...

AWESOME card, Kathi! LOVE the way the colors pop on that white.