Saturday, September 22, 2007

Autumn Fest Criss Cross

Cami's been a bad blogger.... sorry about that. This month has been rough. Thanks for asking about my Grandma's bird... sad to say, he never did return. She is very sad. I hate seeing her sad. We drove the neighborhood for days listening for him and the boys handed out about 45 flyers. No response to the newspaper add either. :(

I couldn't resist the FALL FRENZY special this month. One of the sets I purchased is Autumn Fest. Of course I'm still stuck on the criss cross cards. I truly can't believe I waited this long to try one. I promise to post something else soon. In fact, I have some Halloween stuff to post after my workshop Sunday.

I used one of my favorite techniques for this card. It's called Versamark Resist. Stamp the leaves all over a sheet of glossy card stock with Versamark. Take a rubber brayer and ink it up with a spectrum pad (pumpkin pie here) leave the ink pads out, do not push them together. Start on the short side of the paper and roll back and forth with even pressure until the color is completely blended. Ink the brayer again, and do the next section until the whole sheet is covered. After it's dry, take a tissue and wipe off the excess ink. Then, push the pads together on your Spectrum pad and stamp over the white images you made with the Versamark. Let dry, then wipe again with your tissue. I then cut the card stock into the size pieces that I needed. Then, I stamped over the entire piece with the Weathered Background stamp inked with Always Artichoke Classic Ink.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Autumn Fest, Warmest Regards, All Holidays
Paper: Glossy, True Thyme, Naturals Ivory.
Ink: Pumpkin Pie Spectrum Pad, Always Artichoke
Other: Jumbo Antique Brass Eyelets, True Thyme Stitched Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Crop-a-dile, 5/8" Grosgrain Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware. Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Pal.

Hope you all had a great weekend. I'll try and be better about posting this week. :)
Thanks for stopping by!!

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