The storm hit as expected, and we received 30 inches of lovely fluffy snow at our house! The driveway is all cleaned up, thanks to my fabulous husband, and I got to enjoy two relaxing days at home with my girls.
I have been working this week on a fun background. In Creative Jump Start #26, Carmen Sanchez showed three different ways to use napkins. One was to tear a napkin and adhere it to a base with Gel medium. Pretty cool idea, right? I happened to notice that the paper towel I had been using to wipe up paint and inks from my craft mat was looking kind of pretty. I had inadvertenly used nicely coordinated colors in all of my recent projects, and they were blended on my towel. So.... I happily tore it into strips and glued those babies to a piece of cardstock to make backgrounds for the following two cards:
|My stamping skills are really hit or miss. Totally miss on this card. Oh well, practice makes perfect, I hope!|
I stamped over the background with Ranger Archival Ink, which worked well with the glossy gel medium. The first card has a piece of acetate that I rescued from a missed attempt to cut a stencil, and a fun circle of chipboard that came with a resist applied to it. I just had to swipe it with a bit of Distress Ink.
A few scraps from my pile, including some inked dictionary paper, some Tim Holtz tissue tape, and some rhinestones and brads from my stash finished off these quick cards. I used my electronic cutter to cut the sentiment label for the bottom card.
This was a really fun technique, and very satisfying to get one more use out of my well used paper towel!
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend!