Sunday, September 7, 2008

Trying a new technique

Happy Sunday to you all! I hope you all are having a great weekend. I had a pretty good weekend. I'm happy cause I found a little bit of time to stamp today in between loads of laundry and cleaning.
I was playing around with a new technique and this is the card that I came up with. It's inspired by a card made by my new blogging friend Shirley. It looks like she embossed over her image but I thought, maybe it would look nice if I reverse dry embossed over mine using my cuttlebug. You can't see in the picture, but I also heat embossed the swirls with UTEE. I just ran my versamark pad over the raised parts of my embossing folder and then ran it through the cuttle and sprinkled UTEE over it then hit is with the heat gun. I really like the way it looks.

I also heat embossed the sentiment circle with UTEE. I love this Flying Stars stamp by Penny Black. I stamped it in Brilliance Graphite Black and colored it using my SU markers. I then blurred the colors with my Aqua Painter. Sponged a little color around the image and then dry embossed it. For the background I stamped the Floral Fantasy backgrounder in Bravo Burgundy on Barely Banana. Add some ribbon and brads to finish it off and this was the end result.

My new job is going well. I'm still training this week but I don't think I'll be putting in as many hours! I really like my job and love being back in the work force. The kids and hubby are all adjusting well, so I'm really glad. It does cut into my stamping time, but I think that's only temporary.

That's all I have for today. I need to get my hiney in bed. I have to be up in seven hours and I really need my beauty sleep.

Thanks for stopping in to see me. Have a great day! TTFN


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Becky. I love the flowers and great texture. Glad you are adjusting well to the new job.

Miss Crystal said...

Wowza. This card is just gorgeous! Glad to hear your job is going well.

Sharon Caudle said...

GORGEOUS Becky!! It's been way too long since I've been able to visit! That stamp is so pretty, but what you did with is is fantastic!

Shirley said...

Now this is just stunning! I really like the tecnique you used to create this. It is so beautiful!

Krista B. said...

Becky your card is breath taking - so beautiful : ) All your cards are amazing!

Hope you don't mind but I have something for you on my blog : )

Tina said...

Becky, this is so pretty. I just love the colors and that embossing.

paulssandy said...

This is such a pretty card. Did the versa mark affect the embossing folder or vise versa?

I would love to try it, but not sure I understand how you did it. It may be because I am reading it in the AM while I drink my coffee, LOL. Maybe I will read it again tonight when I am awake {wink}
Sandy O

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! Happy to hear the job is going well!!


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