Monday, June 28, 2010
Blue, green, and white always look clean, fresh, and cool to me. If your weather is like ours, anything that looks cool, feels cool, makes me feel a little less hot and droopy. Looking forward to a "cold" front that is coming through on Tuesday that will get our temps out of the 90s. But it's 98 here today, so I made a cool card while waiting for some relief.
Stamped and embossed the Garden Bouquet stamp on acetate using white pigment ink and white detail powder.
Turned the acetate over and added sailboat blue and citrus alcohol inks and sponged with foam dabber to achieve the pattern. This will dry pretty quickly.
Sprayed a heavy coat of glimmer mist over the alcohol inks which added shimmer. That doesn't show up very well in the photo but the card has a nice shimmer to it.
Folded an A2 size card and cut out the oval on the front using a spellbinders nestability and my cuttlebug.
Placed the acetate piece behind the window. This could be left which would give you a lighter look with the alcohol inks but I wanted the embossing to show up better so I cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller than the front of the card and adhered behind the acetate.
Used a left over strip of the acetate for the border on the bottom of the card.
Stamped and embossed the sentiment and die cut with oval nestability.
Last step was to add a ribbon to the top.
That's all for the card. Now I'm thinking I might just sneak over to the neighbors and get in their kiddie pool :)
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