Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shhhh....the secret is almost out....

Can YOU guess what it is?

Try That Technique - Painted Puzzle

Hi fellow stampers. It's Try That Technique once again. Diana Enns and I challenged each other to using the Painted Puzzle Technique from the 2009 CD. It is a bonus technique that is so much fun.

I love this stamp from smARTworks. As a lover of this style of image (different people holding hands), I felt it would work well with this technique. My children's puzzle piece is large enough to show off the image. Don't you love how the image coordinates so well with the sentiment?

Each week we choose a random winner to be on the Yahoo Group home page for the week. The more times you try, the better you chance.

Congratulations Robbie Rubala, you are last week's winner by creating a card using the Cling Pearls technique. Your card is now on the home page.

Stamps: smARTworks

Salty Glimmers and Scenic Stamping - by Judy Jackson

As you can see, there are three pictures to show you how this card opens. This first view shows you the full card with the focal image closed.

You can see the residue of the salt on the glimmery background. This is such a fun technique to do. You never know exactly how the background will look when you are finished. A torn piece of card stock is the anchor behind the focal image and it is attached with two metallic copper brads. These brads are fastened to the background papers before those papers are adhered to the full card. That way no parts of the brads show on the inside of the card.
When you fold down the bottom edge of the focal image you complete the scene and you are able to view the man in the canoe rowing in the stream.
When the next flap is lifted up the greeting or tiny message about the scene is exposed. The rest of the card opens up for a greeting on the inside of the traditional A2 sized card.
The focal image part of the card was fun to create. It is sort of a flip flap card with a different orientation.
Lots of layers help to complete of this card.
Stamp credits are from Stampin' Up, and Stampscapes. I hope you have had a wonderful January -- for me I am tired of cold and snow. I can only hope for a quick and WARM spring!
Have a great day!
Judy Jackson