Monday, April 26, 2010

Using Three Techniques by Judy Jackson

Have you ever looked at a stamp and immediately thought of a technique from a past Technique Junkie newsletter? That happens to me more often these days, but never in the same way it happened on Thursday of this past week. I had some things to return to a craft store -- you know you buy something and only get home to discover you already own it? I am sure that never happens to anyone else, right? :)
While I was there I saw all these stamps that were reduced below 50% off the regular price and of course like any bargain hunter, I had to look. I saw this stamp from Inkadinkadoo and thought -- the Pyramid technique from June 2009 would be perfect for this stamp! Then I saw the saying and thought -- this will go with this stamp and other bird stamps I own. I ending buying several discounted stamps.
However, I wanted to "morph" the Pyramid technique with the Burnished Background from October 2009 because I wanted to emboss the stamped image in black. So the image was stamped with Black Versafine ink and then clear embossed. Then I burnished the ink colors to create the colored background for the Pyramid technique. I used Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, and Crushed Curry inks to do the burnishing.
Then I had to decide on how to place the central on the card front -- and the Z-fold technique (from August 2007) popped into my mind. So this card came together as I was working. That often happens to me. I rarely have the "vision" of the finished card in my mind when i sit down to create. Sometimes I do , but not often. Then i needed soemthing to balance the empty space at the bottom and used this saying stamp -- also from Inkadinkadoo. To finish it off, I spritzed a little gold Smooch spray over the top. I think it is a fun card and pretty easy to create!
I hope you all have a fun and creative week!
Judy Jackson


Lynn Stevens said...

Really like all these layers Judy!
cool card.

Doris J said...

Very 'Regal looking'. Love it.

Evelyn S. said...

Okay, Judy...the creative part of your brain works much better than mine! I LOVE how you 'saw' this before you created it. Beautiful.

Cathy Y said...

Cool card, Judy! I love it.

BarbaraW said...

Great card. I can identify with how you got it to come all together.

stamps&cars said... the samller size of the pyramid too.

Beth Norman said...

Such a beautiful card. Doris' description of being regal is the perfect word. These colours are lovely together, and of course your work all makes this a beauty.

Connie Paxman said...

Yikes Judy you aced all of these techie...looks absolutely stunning on my screen.
connie paxman

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am glad you described all of your layers- I really like the addition of the burnished background- wow- this is a bundle of Beautiful!