Monday, November 14, 2011

Technique Tuesday-Ghosting

WELCOME to our Technique Blog Hop!! This month there are 12 of us highlighting "Ghosting Technique" as shown on page 45 of the
  Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book under Tips and
Techniques. This blog is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Debi Barber's blog.While there you will find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.
Let's get started!
If you are coming from Wendy's blog, then you are on the right track!

Today I made a 4x4 card using this technique with  snowflakes.

Step 1, Stamp image using Versa Mark ink. In this case, I stamped the snowflakes.Sprinkle clear embossing powder over image, tap of excess, and heat with a craft heater.

Step 2. Sponge around image with contrasting ink (Twilight, and Pacifica) to creat a negative image.

Step 3. Place clean piece of paper over embossed image. Heat with iron to transfer embossing powder to scrap paper to remove the shine of the embossing powder for a matte finish.

Attach this strip of snowflakes to a small strip of contrasting paper
and assemble your card.
The photo below shows the sizes I used and supplies. I also used
My Acrylix stamp set D1480 Snowflakes, Wonderland B&T paper and Believe workshop on The Go Stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!
Now, Hop on over to Rachels blog, and visit her for another crafty idea, or you can start at the beginning here

9x9 Dimensional Christmas Album

WOOHOO! I finished another one of my favorite Christmas albums for 2011.
It has such a wow factor when you open it. It sparkles and has such dimension to it..I will be posting the directions for these soon.
 I have had sooo much on my plate these days-My son just finished his Eagle project, and that has taken up so much of my focus time. He started scouting in 2010 when he was 15-1/2 and has completed everything
with only 2 months before his 18th birthday in 2012..Way to go baby!!
So now maybe there will be more time to focus on the stuff that
I love TOO!!
Thanks for Checking in-Happy Creating!
Front of Album with a removable "belly band"

Inside first section-lots of sparkle!

Everything here was cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.
Want one too? click here

close up of Poinsettia-Dont you love that Brad??
To order everything shown, please go to my

Supplies I used: 9x9 Memory Showcase Album Z1198
Believe Level 2 paper X7145b
Rhinestone designer brads Z360
Sweet leaf Cardstock X5639
Cranberry Cardstock 1272
Silver glitz glitter gel Z1482
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Z1686
White poster board(not CTMH)
Martha Stewart Glitter

November stamp of the month:

Holiday Wishes stamp set that is only $5 with a $25 stamp purchase.

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp set starting today (until November 30th), you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5 (Stamp of the Month, K-size customized name stamps, Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, and Workshops on the Go™ kits do not count toward a qualifying purchase.)! That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. And here’s a bonus: many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!

So here it is in a nutshell:

-If you spend $50 you get the November stamp of the month(retails price of $17.95) for $5.

-If you spend $25 in stamps, you get the Holiday Wishes stamp set (retail price $17.95) for $5 (Stamp of the Month, K-size customized name stamps, Cricut® Art Philosophy collection, and Workshops on the Go™ kits do not count toward a qualifying purchase.)!

-These two offers can be combined. For example, if you spend $25 in stamps and an additional $25 on anything else in the catalog you will get both stamp sets for a total of $10 ($5 per set).

You save $25.90! Which means the stamps practically pay for themselves!

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*note* You MUST add discounted stamps to shopping cart when prompted by the system during checkout. Stamps cannot be added after the sale is complete and finalized. Also, adding the stamps to your cart BEFORE being prompted by this system will result in being charged full price for promotional stamps.