Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hapy Monday!

Happy Monday Everyone!  I had the best dinner last night with my parents and son at Red Lobster... a late Birthday dinner compliments of my parents.  It was SO nice to get together and just relax with good food and good company. 

I saw this card somewhere on someones blog but I can't for the life of me remember where (if it is your card that I cased let me know and I will give you credit for this great design).  The original card was turned the other way but and was a little different but I wanted to try and duplicate the technique. 

This was my first attempt at a rolled flower and it took me several tries to get this one.  I watched (my stamping idol) Jennifer McGuire's tutorial and it was really helpful.  I am still not happy with it and will be practicing more in the future.   Jennifer's flower were also heat embossed but I left this one plain paper.  I sprayed the flower with too much Perfect Pearls but I kinda like the way is came out with the pearl spray pooling.  I guess the old saying "there are no mistakes in stamping... only embellishment opportunities" is right.  The link for Jennifer's tutorial is at the end of this post if anyone wants to try it.   She is an amazing stamper. 

I also tried Ranger's Distressed Embossing Ink... I think I actually like it much better than Versamark.  It is "stickier" and I think the embossing powder sticks better to it.  

~Cindy


CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Gina K White, Basic Grey
Ink: Ranger Distressed Embossing, Ranger Distressed Inks
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Hero Arts pearls, Perfect Pearls mist, Martha Stewart pearl brad
Tools: Tim Holtz Ink Blending tool, Embossing Powder (clear)

 Jennifer McGuire's Rolled Flower Tutorial

2 comments:

Pat said...

GReat job, Cindy! I am still hoping for my computer so I can watch stuff on utube, etc. can't now.

I think your flower turned out beautiful.

Glad you had a happy time with your family. Did I miss your birthday?
Hugs, pat

Lillian said...

Everyone has to do their "own thing" - that's what makes card-making so great!! Looks like it turned out wonderfully and if you're happy with it, that's all that matters! Sweet card, Cindy!