Saturday, December 15, 2007

Navigating


I'm finally getting to my second post. It was super crazy on my part to start a blog, then change all my stuff over from a windows based computer to a mac!!! Yikes!! For someone as computer illiterate as I am, I've been struggling all morning with uploading my card pictures....finding where they were uploaded...trying to edit them, and then figure out how to find all *my favorites* that I had stored on my other computer. I never did find my favorites. =( Then my satellite server wouldn't let me upload. Apparently...according to the company, I had used up all my "allotted" time. So, I'm finally here!! Woot!

Well, while I was having all my information transferred to my new mac, I made a couple of cards. One, I'm a little happy with, the other....well, lets just say it's done. I wanted to show you two different ways to use Rubbernecker's snowflake background.

I created the bg by inking up a cottonball with about 8 drops of Slate Adirondack alcohol ink and 3 drops of blending solution. I then tapped it randomly all over the glossy white cardstock. Then I used white craft ink and white embossing powder to stamp the snowflake bg.

I stamped the tree image with Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink and embossed it with black embossing powder!! I'm a huge fan of these distress inks because there's a couple minute window that it remains wet enough to emboss. Awesome stuff!! For the tree I used my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen. Another favorite tool of mine. It looks like a regular pen, and doesn't clog!! Ever!!! Not only that, but it's a light blue when wet, so you can see in the pen how much further you have to go until empty!! And believe me....they go far. Also...you get the finest detailed lines!! You can outline letters perfectly, or color in an image like the tree. And the absolute best part......................it has a huge window of use. I colored in the whole tree before putting the glitter on. It will look dry....but it's not. You can color your whole image before glittering. How cool is that?!?!

The black piece is a nestablitiy square scallop that I ran through my cuttlebug!! Love both!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Black, white glossy, bazzill gray
Ink: Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Accessories: Quickie Glue pen, heat tool, black embossing powder, white embossing powder, brads, nestabilities, twill ribbon, corner ticket punch, slate Adirondack Alcohol ink, Adirondack blending solution, Art Institute glitter: tang, spruce and crystal



For this card, I stamped the snowflake bg with The essential Glue Pad, then sprinkled ultrafine crystal glitter over it. How easy is that?!?! I wish I would have stamped the peace on white instead of silver....a lesson learned. It was also stamped with the Essential Glue Pad and sprinkled with Christmas Red Art Institute Glitter. The holly was freehanded with Lime Ice and Christmas Ice stickles. And the middle bg was run through the cuttlebug with the swirl folder. I used the nestability scallop oval and dotted each scallop with a silver zig pen. There ya have it.

Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Real Red, black, silver
Ink: The essential glue pad
Accessories: Art Institute Christmas Red, Stickles, nestabilities, cuttlebug, corner ticket punch, zig pen, ribbon, dimensional tape

5 comments:

StampOwl said...

you are doing great with this blogging stuff Tosh ... love both your cards you posted!

JAR said...

Congratulations on your new blog, Tosh!! It looks great!!! One thing you might want to change (I know you didn't ask, but all my friends will tell you I just say stuff! lol) is that the headings in the sidebar are hard to read in white -- maybe change the color to a little darker.....). Love the colors and your cards are always an inspiration to me. In fact, I cased one just yesterday (can't show it in my gallery yet as our RCAK group is waiting until later in the month....shhhh....), so I will let you know when I can show it! I love your style and am bookmarking your new blog!!

Jackie said...

Wow, I just found your blog and your cards are awesome!

Flossie's Follies said...

Welcome to the world of blogging, it is such fun, love your cards,your are very talented, can't wait to see more creations.

Carolyn King said...

Way to go tosh!!! Another gorgeous creation...thanks for sharing all the details!

 
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