Thursday, October 29, 2015

Give Thanks!

Hello, friends!  I know we are just 2 days away from Halloween, but I wanted to share a fun technique and a Thanksgiving card to get you in the giving mood--that's really what all holidays are about, right?! :)  I used some gorgeous stamps from the Red Rubber Designs store and a fun technique I'll share with you...take a peek...

I went with a very neutral color scheme on this card.  I started by stamping the acorn images from the Give Thanks set in dark brown ink as a border all the way around a piece of kraft cardstock.

To create the blurred vision feel on these images, here's what I did:

  1. Stamped the images in a dark ink onto lighter cardstock.
  2. Took a water color pen and outlined each image.
EASY, PEASY!!!  It helps to use a water soluble ink and not a permanent ink when utilizing this technique.  You also want to make sure it's not an after thought--you really need to outline the images as soon as you are done stamping them.  It takes a bit of time, but I LOVE the vintage feel this technique lends to any image OR sentiment...

To make sure the sentiment could POP off the card, I first added some gold washi behind it.  This also added some shine. :)  A few gold sequins were added, and then I placed the completed panel onto a card base that was prepped with some paper from the Catelynne collection.  LOVE the gorgeous distressed feel of that paper with the blurred vision technique on the images!

Thank you so much for popping by today, friends!  That is all for me right now, but I will be back soon with more inspiration using gorgeous products from the Red Rubber Designs store!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

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  1. Looks wonderful, Mynn, what a lovely card, Jo x

  2. Lovely card Mynn! I like the font on the sentiment and your stamped background looks great!

  3. Your card is beautiful Mynn!!! I love your antiquing technique!!!

  4. The acorns and sentiment look like pyrography. I will certainly be using this technique. <3 Thanks!

  5. Beautiful card Mynn! I love the blurred technique you used!

  6. Very pretty cards! Love the train, but the Thanksgiving card is lovely too.


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