It’s been a while since I last posted…I am taking a couple of weeks vacation and have not been hanging out near my computer. I am enjoying the absolutely incredible weather that we have been experiencing, enjoying the outdoors and the sites and sounds of beautiful Newfoundland! But I have managed to keep up with my index cards, not daily but sometimes doing a few at a time, or squeezing one in here or there. Here’s a catch up on last week’s ICADs:
July 15 – Day 45: This card is not one of my favorites. I was attempting a technique that I found on pinterest where you use a white crayon as a resist. But it didn’t turn out as well as I liked so I decided to doodle a mandala over it.
July 16 – Day 46: For this card, I sprayed Dylusions spray in Cut Grass for the background and stamped the script in archival ink. Then I used my Golden Regular Gel (Semi Gloss) with a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil. The stencil was trees but the gel became the background. Once it was dry, I used the Melted Chocolate Dylusions spray. The spray filled in the trees and the gel resisted the spray.
July 17 – Day 47: I started this card with the London Blue Dylusions Spray and stamped the script in black archival ink. Then I used the number collage Crafter’s Workshop stencil with Golden Soft Gel (Gloss). When it dried I spritzed with Crushed Grape dylusions the gel acted as a resist.
July 18 – Day 48: This card started with Fresh Lime Dylusions Spray and I stamped the script background with black archival ink. Then I used the Crafter’s Workshop script stencil with Golden Extra Heavy Gel (Matte). When it dried, I sprayed it with Black Marble Dylusions. Even though the finish was matte, the gel still resisted the dylusions and the script stencil words became very clear.
July 19 – Day 49: This card started with Lemon Zest Dylusions Spray and was then stamped with the script stamp in black archival ink. Then a crafter’s workshop stencil was used with Clear Tar Gel. This medium was VERY thick and more difficult to work with then the other ones that I used this week. It dries very clear and has a glossy finish to it. I then sprayed over the dried gel with Cut Grass Dylusions. As there was very little left that wasn’t covered with the gel which acted as a resist, the green is very subtle. You can very clearly see the background stamp through the dried gel here.
July 20 – Day 50: I started this card the same as the others this week with a Dylusions Spray in Vibrant Turquoise and stamped the background with the script stamp in black archival ink. I then used the same Crafter’s Workshop stamp that I used yesterday with Golden Light Molding Paste. The paste dries with an opaque, matte finish. I then sprayed the dried paste with dylusions in Crushed Grape. As you can see, the paste absorbs the color.
July 21 – Day 51: I decided to try dry embossing and love the texture, such a simple card but so pretty! I punched hearts with my Martha Stewart Confetti Hearts punch and adhered them with Glue and Seal. I stamped the Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday sentiment stamp on a scrap index card, fussy cut it and adhered it with pop dots.
I will be back later this week with a Project Life update and maybe a layout or two. Have a great week!