Monday, August 29, 2011
Connie & Mary Card Sketch Challenge
I think this is a great sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary.
I had to use my new design paper from Stampin' Up! which will be available September 1st!! Isn't it gorgeous?? It is my new fall favorite! It boasts some cool colors for fall...Pool Party, Soft Suede, More Mustard and Pear Pizzazz. They are just simply yummy together!
I also think that the antique brads go beautifully with this paper! I used the 2-step stamping technique and I embossed the outline using the same color ink and clear embossing powder. To do this technique, just stamp the first stamp in the color you want. Then take the outline stamp and ink it in Versamark first, then the same color. Stamp it over the first image and sprinkle the embossing powder, then heat. I noticed it was much easier to free hand the 2nd step rather than using the stamp-a-ma-jig, but you can use it if it helps you. The versamark takes a while to dry so I had plenty of time to do all the colors then sprinkle the powder. I'm going to use this card for an upline group meeting, hope everyone loves it!
I went back and simplified this card for my upcoming card class on Wednesday. I changed the design paper, but only eliminated the Pear Pizzazz and went with Pool Party. I adore this color combination!
So, due to some minor health issues, our plan to get pregnant has been put on hold. It's a bummer...we are both so ready to be proud parents, but we know that God has His plan for us and it's just not the right time yet. We hope to start trying in a couple months! Hoping for the best. :)
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