Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ladies Night

Last night was Ladies Night with my Stampin' Up posse (led by the amazing and tireless Michelle a.k.a. Stamping Bliss). There was pizza, there was laughing, and of course, there was lots of stamping! tons of projects and crafts to share, but the first up is one more Christmas card (maybe the last for the season, maybe not).
All of the products are Stampin' Up (and the design comes from Michelle). This card features a faux tearing technique. What we did was put a piece of paper over half of the card, with a ripped edge over the middle. Then we sponged blue ink on the side of the card not covered with the paper. Before we moved the paper, we added a snowflake pattern stamp in a slightly darker blue ink. When you remove the scrap paper, you end up with what you see above! (Sorry, I'm terrible at trying to explain the technique without accompanying photos, but you sort of get the idea.) Then we added a snowman stamp, colored it in with blender pens, and there you have it. I really like the faux tearing technique; it would also look cool with a much darker contrasting ink.

That's just the first thing we made - I was there for five hours, and I have several gift card holders to show for my time, as well as a couple Valentine's Day cards (yep, as soon as they clearance out the Christmas stuff, you know all the stores will be stocked with red hearts).


historygirlie December 14, 2008 at 5:46 PM  

seriously, I'm signing up Farmer for Navy Pilot school so I can come live in Anacortes with you and go to Ladies night with you. I would love to go to something like that and learn such cool stuff. Perhaps when you come home and we have any amount of time together you can show me that faux tear stuff.

Were there any margaritas or wine around? if there were = perfect night.

ebs handler December 15, 2008 at 4:10 AM  

Try the faux tearing thing horizontally, for a horizon! Perfect for your cute tree stamp along the rolling, snowy hills.....WIsh we were going to have more time to "play" when you are home.

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