Thursday, July 3, 2008

Glossy Paper Background

My son Greg starts Jr. High on Monday, wow hard to believe! Even though Melanie doesn't start school until September, I will now have time to stamp and get some new things posted while she is at water polo practice. It is amazing that I haven't stamped for a week, I think that is a record. This is a card I had made for a glossy paper card class. Here is what I did,
1. Using a page protector that is open on three sides, open it and place several drops of a lettuce re-inker and open and close the protector several times.
2. Place 2 quarter sheets of glossy paper back to back (so the glossy sides are facing out), inside the protector, close it, rub it and remove the paper. Now you have a great background!
3. Let the paper dry and stamp your image with black Stazon Ink, then color with markers.
4. This was layered onto plum and olive papers, glued to a kraft colored panel with the top corner torn and mounted to a plum card.
5. Stamp the sentiment at the bottom with black StazOn ink.
6. Apply square stickers to the right side.
Recipe
Stamps-Stampendous
Ink- lettuce Adirondack, black StazOn
Plus- stickers by Stampendous, markers

16 comments:

Carolina said...

What a lovely card - reminds me of cards I see for sale in the wineries in Napa - love it!

The Rubber Maid said...

I too, thought immediately of a brochure for the wine companies. Very nice job. Pat

jo said...

Gorgeous card Jamie. Wishing Greg good luck for Monday.

Belas Creating Place said...

Jamie: this is such a lovely card. I also adore the 4th of July card with the birdie, how tweet lol.

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Juliann said...

oooohhh! Very pretty card!
I love your technique with the glossy paper background, i am going to have to try that one!

Lauri said...

Pretty card! thanks for the tutorial! I just bought some glossy paper, not sure mine will come out as nice as yours though!

My Paper World said...

Really stunning! xx

Sue said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for visiting my blog too! I love your 4th of July chick cards too!

LaY hOoN said...

Love this card !

"Jany" said...

Thanks for sharing!!! This remembers me of a technique I wanted to try for so long that when I finally got a few glossy papers I haven't used them. Now I'm itching to.

Janine said...

Very pretty !!!

Jenn said...

Very pretty! I love the image!!!

Hope said...

very pretty Card!

Maren said...

So pretty! Love these colors!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the sentiment!

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness! I love this! We love wine and wineries at our house so we are right with you!