Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Happiness with Faux Marble Technique

Happiness is the promise of spring nearing and winter coming to an end [It'll probably snow tomorrow because I said that out loud!]. Although it was 65 degrees yesterday here in Southern New Hampshire and 35 degrees today....brrrr!

Happiness is the first buds poking there way out of the ground to greet the sun.

Happiness is watching Erilynne conquer the ski hill with flying colors! She is skiing so well after this first season for her. Go down hill on the "BIG" mountain with gusto!

Happiness is STAMPING!!!

I have been stamping with the Bold Brights color family lately. Must be the bright sun. Here are two samples to get your creative juices going. Enjoy!

Happiness Card

Product Supplies:
Happiness Background Stamp
Tempting Turquoise CS
Green Galore CS
Basic Black CS & Classic Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink
1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin' Pastels - Bold Brights
Sponge Daubers

This card used the Faux Marble technique [aka. fancy ripping and pasting]. To recreate this card...
*Stamp the "Happiness" background stamp onto 8-1/2 x 5-1/2" Green Galore CS with Basic Black Classic Ink. Clean stamp.
*Stamp again onto 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" Basic Black CS with Whisper White Craft Ink. This ink is sticky so be careful not to smudge.
*Taking your Bold Brights Stampin' Pastels [chalks] and your Sponge Daubers, apply the desired colors to the Whisper White Ink until you no longer see the white. Make sure to use the Tempting Turpquoise and Green Galore colors.
For the next few steps you'll need to keep in mind that I am right handed, so this is the most comfortable way to do this technique for me. I will try to explain in words to the best of my ability. I am a visual learner, so bear with me as I try to make this clear for your. Email me if you have any questions. :-)
  1. Starting from right side of the image, tear down. You will be using the image in your RIGHT hand with the straight edge on the right for the finished project. Apply adhesive and match up with the image on the Green Galore CS.
  2. Turn your colorful Happiness image 180 degrees and tear down. You will be using the image in your RIGHT hand with the straight edge on the right for the finished project [turned rightside up the straight edge is on the left]. Apply adhesive and match up with the image on the Green Galore CS.
  3. Now you have the center of the image to tear. Looking at the image straight on, tear down the LEFT side leaving the biggest portion in your right hand. Rotate 180 degrees [upside down] and tear down the left side again. Leave the biggest portion in your right hand. Apply adhesive and match up with the image on the Green Galore CS.
  4. Trim the image to the desired size [mine is 4 x 5-1/4"].
Tie Ribbon around the image and adhere to Tempting Turquoise CS.
Good luck with your project! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about this card. Thanks and enjoy!

1 comment:

Alan Roberta said...

Interesting......

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