Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wow is it windy here in So. California! Our power went out at least twice last night, luckily my husbands alarm has a battery back up so he and the kids got up on time. So today I have decided to stay in side except for one little trip to go pick up my new Stamp In Up catalogue :)
I used a really great technique to make this card. It is quick, easy and looks beautiful! I made the background that I stamped the flowers on, the technique doesn't have a name, I'm open for suggestions :)
1. Cut a piece of sticker paper to the correct size and remove the carrier (the paper covering the sticky part).
2. Take a piece of gold foil (can be purchased at craft stores), crumple it up real good, then open it and lay it on top of the sticky side of the sticker paper with the non-shiny part of the foil down. The foil is on a plastic liner, so after you rub the foil, pull the plastic liner up and off of the sticker paper.
3. The foil will look like marble . So now with a fluffy brush, lightly brush on pink Pearl Ex (also found at craft stores), making sure it completely covers the sticker paper. Wipe off the excess powder with a paper towel and you are done. This makes beautiful background papers and you can try this with all different colors!
4. Stamp you image with black StazOn ink and let dry.
Inks-black StazOn, VersaMark
Paper-sticker paper, pink and black card stock
Plus-Pearl Ex, gold foil, white embossing powder, white ribbon, gold brad, medium hole punch