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