Saturday, May 29, 2010

WOW! 10,000 visitors in one year! (And a card of course!)

  I just took a look at my visitor counter and I am totally floored that I have had 10,000 visitors to my blog in the last year.  When I first started this blog last June I never would have thought I would have that many visitors in 3 years or ever in fact.  Thanks to all of you who check out what I've been working on and leave comments letting me know what you think.  This blog is my adult creative outlet amid the chaos of preschooler madness and I appreciate knowing that I'm not (always) talking to myself out here in the blogging world!

  I've also been meaning to write about the addition of some other blog links that I have posted in my sidebar.  I've recently teamed up with a group of very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators to share ideas and have some stamping fun with.  Take a few minutes to check out the Stampin' Up! Only (SUO) projects that these great ladies have been posting on their blogs and don't forget to leave some comments (who doesn't like to receive compliments!??).

   And now without further ado.....The card.

  This is the first of 3 projects we did at my Stampin' Tuesday this past week.  It's the reinker technique using the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral.  First, stamp your rose on Shimmery White cardstock with Versamark.  Then emboss using white embossing powder.  Next, spray your rose with water until the water pools up inside each petal (I use an old body spray bottle that I've cleaned out---my club ladies get to enough the residual smells!  You could get a small travel size sprayer from a drug store or dollar store).  If you're not sure you have enough water keep spraying!  Then take an aquapainter and pick up some ink from your reinker.  You can drop the ink right onto the lid of your ink pad or I've used the lid from an empty brad container or even the imaging sheet from your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Once you have some ink on your aquapainter touch the brush tip right to the pool of water on your rose.  The ink will spread out and mix with the water. Add as much ink as you want.   I started with the lightest color of ink (Blush Blossom) in the center and then worked my way out.  You can blend the ink into any areas where the water didn't reach.  I used Pretty in Pink next and for the outside petals Melon Mambo.  Dry your rose with your heat gun and then use your paper snips to cut your rose out. 

  On the Pretty in Pink layer we stamped the daisy using white craft ink.  Tear the top edge of the cardstock to give some texture and stamp your sentiment in black.  We used the white organza ribbon which looks awesome with the shimmery rose.  Lastly, pop your rose up on dimensionals and send it off to someone who loves roses!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral

Ink: Versamark, Black Stazon, White craft, Blush Blossom reinker, Pretty in Pink reinker, Melon Mambo reinker

Paper: Shimmery White, Black, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: white embossing powder, organza ribbon, dimensionals, aquapainter, heat gun


  1. Congrats on all your visitors!! I love that card!

  2. I can't wait to try this !

  3. Oooooh!! Love, love, love the colors you chose for your rose! The rose came out gorgeous! This card is so pretty!


  4. Oh wow, gorgeous card! I will be doing this card for my June techniques class! Love it!


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