Thursday’s Design by Candice

One of my friends (angelgirl) showed me this technique and I thought it was really neat. This will work great with Charbon and Cerise Designer Series Paper. You simply take the Designer Paper and by using the foam brayer roll on your color, I used Certainly Celery on top of the Au Chocolat. It really gives the paper a whole new look.

Stamp Set: Lexicon of Love and Expressive Flexible Phrases Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Au Chocolat Designer Series Paper Ink: Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware

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The Holiday Glitz Card making kit includes precut textured card stock, Designer Series Paper, Zig Zag stitched grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone brads, and envelopes for 15 cards! (Full-color Instructions are included too!) Only while supplies last.
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Sample Card

Wednesday’s Design By Robbie

Have you ever had an image of a card in you mind and knew what you wanted to create. That is what spurred me on to use the Crinkled Chalk background technique. I kept envisioning what I wanted it to look like in my mind and kept playing until it was almost what I had in mind. Each layer is torn and then mounted on dimensionals so it appears to be 3D. Using the background I created yesterday I made this card. I hope you like it as I had a lot of fun doing it.
Stamps: Wild About You, Watercolor Minis (retired), Trees Three (retired) Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke Ink: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Hunter Green, Going Gray, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Basic Black and Close to Cocoa markers, Antique copper brads, Word window punch, small hole punch, dimensionals

Technique Tuesday

This week I wanted to show an easy way to create a background for your cards. This technique is called Crinkled Chalk. While the tutorial listed below says to use chalk ink, I used classic ink to create this background. Either one will work. Here is the link to view the tutorial so you can see step by step how I did this:

To create the first step of the background I used Certainly Celery.

After using Certainly Celery I repeated the same process but used Old Olive over top randomly.

As the final layer I used Handsome Hunter. Since this one was much darker than the others I used it very sparingly.
Don’t forget to check back in tomorrow to see what I created using this background. Have a Happy Tuesday.