Monday, June 29, 2009
Don't Burn the House Down!
I just noticed as I was opening Blogger today that this will be my 501st post on here! That is a lot of yakking and card-making. I am sure my family would wish I had done 501 other things..... just kidding; they are very supportive.
I went shopping in the next town with my 16 year old daughter on Saturday, and after many clothing stores for her, took a quick trip to Joann's. We don't have one here, so it was a treat! I get there about 3 times a year! We were walking down the aisles (with punches and paper and so on) and she said, "I think it's so funny that you love all this paper and metal stuff and I don't!" We are a lot alike, so we will see. I wasn't stamping at 16 either!! :)
I usually don't do the SCS Try a New Technique challenges, as I am always "running" somewhere and feel like I won't have the time to do a good job. But I had to do today's as it was perfect for Amazing Grace Hymn, a July 1 (Wednesday!) release by Our Daily Bread designs.
I had some stuff on my table that I hadn't yet put away (You've never had that experience, right?) from earlier this week, so I used it to help design my card for today's Faux Burnt Edges challenge.
I stamped the music image on Very Vanilla, using VersaFine Sepia ink, then tore the edges. I used these inks in this order to "burn" the edges:
1. Papertrey Camomile
2. Papertrey Chai
3. Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress
4. VersaFine Sepia
5. VersaFine Black
Amazing Grace Hymn is a single stamp release. See my other post about this image and hymn HERE.
The sentiment is stamped on twill (just like earlier this week! lol) and is from Grow in Grace, another of the FIVE new set releases this Wednesday. Come back then for a fun BLOG HOP and the opportunity to win THREE of ODBD's new inks!
What a fun technique this was, and no house on fire!
Stamps: Grow in Grace & Amazing Grace Hymn (ODBD)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate, SU! Very Vanilla, Memory Box Twiggy DP
Ink: VersaFine Sepia and Black, Papetrey Chai and Chamomile, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress
Accessories: hardware (The Paper Studio), Primas, paper piercer, twill ribbon (May Arts)
Techniques: faux burnt edges, paper tearing, distressing, piercing