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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Life Isn't About Finding Yourself and WINNER!!

Happy Sunday!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! It's been cold and snowy here...perfect weather to stay inside and craft ;) I have a winner to announce from my Valentine Giveaway, but first, I want to share with you another new technique I've discovered.


As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of my resolutions this year is to expand my crafty knowledge and learn new techniques. I found this awesome technique HERE. After I started, I discovered I was completely out of clear embossing powder, but I did have UTEE, which is clear, but very thick. I decided to try it anyway and it worked :)


I am really bad about taking pictures as I go along because I never know what direction I'm going with projects. I started with a piece of cardstock from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper stack.


I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Bit of Paisley embossing folder. Then I took a brayer and inked it with TH Distress Embossing Ink and ran it over the embossed portion. Next, I covered the ink with Ranger UTEE and embossed it. I repeated the inking and embossing so that it had a nice texture. Once the embossing was completely dry, the next step is to take black craft paint and a sponge, and cover the entire card. The sponge works the paint into all the cracks. Then you take a cloth or baby wipe and remove the paint from the embossed portion. Finally, you put the paper between two sheets of paper towels and iron it to remove some of the embossing powder. This is the result:


Isn't that gorgeous??!! The colors of the paper pop through, really highlighting the texture.


I didn't want to add too many embellishments so that the background would really show.


The star is a Spellbinders Stars die, cut with paper from the same TH Lost and Found stack, and wrapped with hemp fiber from Michaels. The rosette was cut with a Tim Holtz Rosette Die and the same paper stach. The paper for the sentiment is heavyweight white cardstock from Canvas Corp, inked with TH Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany and Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. The edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Mini Classics stamp set, inked with Walnut Distress Ink. The crinkle ribbon is from my sweet friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces. The star is another Spellbinders Stars die, the edges inked with Walnut Distress Ink, with a gem from Recollections.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Seeing Stars
  2. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations - Anything Goes
Valentine's Day Giveaway WINNER!!


Thank you all so much for following me and entering my giveaway!! I wish I had something to give all of you. But...my 2 year blogaversary is coming up in less than 40 days and I'll have a huge giveaway to share with you!! For this giveaway, Random.org chose as the winner....................


And #22 is...................


Congratulations, Pam!! I'll email you or you can email your address to me at indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll get the stamps and paper in the mail to you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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67 comments:

jessica said...

This is gorgeous Lisa!!! Such beautiful colors and love that embossing folder!!!!
Another AWESOME card mu friend!!!
Thanks for sharing and congrats to your winner!!!
Have a GREAT Sunday!!

Cheri said...

Wow Lisa! That is a very interesting technique. All the texture is great. Have a happy Sunday.

Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

June Houck said...

Wowed, this is a gorgeous result. Thanks for the tutorial to, Lisa. Absolutely lovely, as always :)

Pam said...

Oh my gosh, I won, I won!! Oh Thank you Lisa, The stamp set and paper are beautiful!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Gita said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!! Love this technique and definitely will try it!! :-)

Loving My Crafts said...

Awesome Lisa, a lot of work but fab result. Love those papers. Hugs P x

Pam said...

I'm so sorry, I was so excited about winning that I failed to comment on your project!
I absolutely Love embossing ( I have about 51 folders)! The technique you did looks awesome!! I will certainly have to try that! Beautiful!
Thanks again!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Lin said...

Beautiful technique and love your results! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty embossing folder and unique card..
Congrats to your happy winner!
Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday~

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful and colorful background! Happy Sunday Lisa!

Life and Knits said...

Lisa this is so fabulous!!!! So very artys! I love it!

Susie

Debbie said...

What a neat technique!! Beautiful card!!

Indy's Designs said...

Love this technique. Will need to try it! Your card is striking!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Beautiful card! Love your technique, it is such a pretty background. I have to give this a try.

Diane said...

Lisa, this is an amazing technique..and I love the rosette, it is clever cut with that paper....very inspiring...and congrats to the winner, too.....have a nice Sunday!!!

Unknown said...

Lisa your new technique is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to get a brayer and try this, I love UTTE, isn't it great? Loving your card , the embelies are awesome! Congrats to Pam!!!!
HUGS

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Lisa so many new techniques you are showcasing these days..thank you so much for sharing
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this fab technique Lisa. It is the grown up version of what we used to do as a child with crayons! You were right to show off the background but the beautiful embellishment still shines - or should I say twinkles ;-) x

Sugarlips said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS. I love that technique Lisa. I may have to try this.

christi said...

congrats to patti. this is such a cool technique. thanks for sharing.

Marge said...

WHOA -- looks FABULOUS, Lisa!!! I truly need to branch out and try new things myself -- just sooo many things I want to do. Seems IF I have the time, I don't have the supplies or vice versa?!!! Sigh!
Congratulations to Pam too!!!

Karon said...

This is amazing - I really love that embossing technique - fabulous. And congrats to Pam:-)

Sarah Biswabic said...

I have got to try this! It is beautiful! Hope you are having a great weekend! Your friend, Sarah

Jovan said...

AWESOME card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the look of the texture of this. It's a work of art. Congrats to the winner. You can enter this in the wkly challenge I host at Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes. Membership is free at MFP. Please join, enter & let them know I sent you with this wonderful card entry.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Pat N. said...

Wow, this reminds me if something I did as a kid with crayons. Color bright colors on paper and then coatt it all with black crayon. Then you write or draw with something that would scrape the black wax away. Something like that. Very cool technique you did Lisa! Small world isn't it that your old coach is married to Joanie Harbaugh. Yes, my daughter is very fortunate to be there!

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Pat N. said...

Sorry about the extra posts, Lisa. I was trying to post from my phone and it seemed to be hanging up, so I pushed publish a few times!! And apparently it was working!

Gwen said...

That background paper turned out beautifully! Love it!

Karen said...

Congratulations to your winner! :o) Enjoy your new goodies! My sweetest friend, this card is gorgeous! The technique is so intriguing and you've used it beautifully. I love the sentiment you paired with it.. it's just so fitting for a card in which you've branched out to try something new. :o) The background is so striking! Your decorative cluster is the perfect amount and every element within it is marvelous. Truly brilliant work as always, my dear friend! I hope you're having a sparkly weekend! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Cely said...

omigosh, love it, lisa!!!! and congrats winner!

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

Oh wow!!! Lisa, this technique gave you such gorgeous results!! I am so going to try this out! Thanks for the step by step!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Norma said...

Hello my dear friend:) WOW! the embossing is gorgeous and loved your Love Letters card down below very beautiful too:) I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!! Thank you for always finding the time to stop by and leave such sweet comments!!
Big Hugs,
Norma

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful hun, I love the sentiment and the background is fabulous, what a wonderful technique thank you for sharing
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

Wow. So striking. I have seen that technique and put it on my to do list but somehow never get around to it. I may have to try it now. LOL Thanks for all the inspiration.

Jayne said...

Your card is so gorgeous ,love the texture.This is really a great technique but I don't use it very often because I have to get the iron out and I don't have a little one especially for my craft room...I know lazy!! lol!You rocked it.
Hugs
Jayne

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Oh wow! What gorgeous results you achieved with this technique! Your paper is just beautiful and the colors are so much fun. Your embellishments are just perfect for this amazing paper - love this!

Linda Breedlove said...

Congratulations to your winner!
I'm with you, Lisa.... seems we have the same goal. Right now, I'm sitting here typing with totally blue fingers from the inks I've been using today... haha!!! I haven't tried this technique yet... I love what you've created here! The colors coming though make such a pretty background.
Keep on going, Lisa... it's inspirational!!!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Michele Smith said...

I LOVE how this turned out! What an awesome technique! I am so going to have to try this one. Thanks for the step by step. I really comprehend best with pictures. LOL Happy Sunday ~

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Lisa, thanks for taking my suggestion to entering your card that you got wonderfully inky with creating. Thanks for entering MFP Simple Salutations Anything Goes challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Kate said...

Wow that looks Amazing. I'm like that too about writing things, lol. Love this technique and can't wait to try it out too my friend.

Congrats to your winner Pam.

Hope your having a great crafty weekend.

Beebeebabs said...

Wow love it love the technique and result tfs!!!

Mary Ann said...

AWESOME!Thanks for sharing...

Georgiana said...

What a beautiful card and thanks for sharing the link. You know I want to try new techniques too and I am never sure where to look with limited time. This site was perfect!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Wow Lisa, the effect is so stunning. Your card is gorgeous. You've inspired me to try this technique as well.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous!!! plain and simple.
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Karen said...

This is such a cool card, Lisa! The embossing is awesome and I love that crinkle ribbon! Congrats to the winner! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

What a cool technique! I love the end results Lisa! All the color is fabulous and love the rosette, the stars and beautiful ribbon!
Hope you weather warms up...it wasn't too bad today 9 above:) Its like a heat wave, lol!
Have a great evening my friend and thanks so much for popping by and leaving a sweet comment regarding Gizzy. We definitely are missing him:(

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

snappy scrappy said...

Really gorgeous...love that technique!! Lee-Ann :)

Chriss America Real said...

Lisa,

This is so cool, I am going to try it. It turned out really great. Bookmarking this page now.

Hugs,

Chriss

Anna-Karin said...

Stunning project and a very cool technique. Your embossed background turned out wonderfully. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

tellana said...

Very interesting technique and the results are stunning!
And that star tops your background just perfect!

Bea said...

Hi Lisa - thanks for your kind comments it is good to be back in blogland. Your creation is gorgeous - I love the mix of colours you have used.

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card, Lisa!! I love the colors ! Great technique thanks for sharing!!
Have a great day,
Gerda

Unknown said...

That is so cool! I've never seen that technique before and it's stunning.

Norma Gomez said...

Thanks for sharing that super cool technique! The card turned out beautiful :D Congrats Pam!!!

Denise said...

Your background is AWESOME Lisa!!! Absolutely beautiful :)

Annette said...

Wow! Gorgeous...this background is amazing!

Annette
My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Migdalia said...

A GORGEOUS card my friend!Beautiful background!Thanks for sharing new techniques with us.I enjoy it!
Have a Wonderful day my friend,
M'

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Your work is always so amazing Lisa... Hugs from ukiah

Cheryl said...

Ooh, what a cool technique! I love how it looks! your card is gorgeous. I love the heart and rosette. Super fabulous card!

Congrats to Pam too!

Davi said...

Very Cool Technique Lisa, made a beautiful card!! Im going to have to try that one ;) Have a great week!

Missy said...

So pretty, great rosette and ribbon!

Karen said...

wholy moly what a totalling amazing technique. I am am in awe.

Cindy Beland said...

Congratulations to your winner!the background is AMAZING Lisa,SUPER job with this one tooo!!!:)

scrappinC said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for the details on how you did this project. Love all the brillant colors.
Hugs,
Cindy Lou

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