Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Greetings

Here is a very simple 5-1/2 inch square card made with a free digital image I downloaded from Birds Cards, a site that just happened to Butterfly Stained Glass_Mar 2010show up on my recommended reading list from Google Reader. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I matted the finished image and adhered it to my card base (White Daisy Textured cardstock) with foam tape. I pierced a few holes to offset the sentiment, and I was done.

Last night, I attempted the Cracked Glass with this same image. I learned a couple of things. First, it is a very good idea to turn your embossing gun off when adding another layer of embossing powder. Such a mess I made. Not at all funny at the time. More humorous today. Secondly, I discovered that “glass” will not stick to a waxy colored pencil surface. My glass cracked and then proceeded to fall off. Not particularly funny either but an excellent, what-not-to-do learning experience.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured and Hydrangea cardstock; Hydrangea ink pad; Papertrey Ink Take Three: Spring stamp set; Stained Glass Butterfly digital image from Birds Cards; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide and Mat; 3M foam mounting tape.

How was your day? Mine was busy, which means it went by fast. Tonight, I’m all tuckered out. I’m on my way to the tub for a relaxing soak and then, it’s off to bed. Hooray for Friday! Enjoy it, and as always, thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blogging world. Later…

5 comments:

Sharli said...

Kathi,

Your card is so hopeful - like spring and warmth! I laughed out loud at your story - I think my stamping friends are getting to the point they expect me to share all my "lessons learned" experiences so they can giggle. I'm glad you shared yours - I wouldn't have thought about the slickness of the pencils, either! ;-)

Alanna said...

This is so gorgeous Kathi and I enjoyed raeding about your cracked glass technique, one I haven't done in ages but I love the look of.

I hope the soak in your tub was just what you needed. Have a great Friday.

Jeanne said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Kathi! I will have to go check out that site.

Thanks for sharing the lessons learned. It's good to hear the what not to do as well as all your successes.

Hope you enjoyed the well-earned soak in the tub and are ready to tackle Friday so you can enjoy your weekend fully!

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!