Sunday, September 18, 2011
Late for your Birthday
Artistic Stamper challenged us to use numbers in our work. I made a card filled with clocks and clocks are full of numbers. To create my window card I cut windows in my base card and in my overlay. I used a piece of packaging acetate for my window image. I used the Technique Junkie technique Acetate Smooch from the Dec "09/Jan '10 newsletter for my image. I stamped the image (from Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage) in Stazon on one side of the acetate and used Smooch paint to color the image. The front panel was embossed using a texture fade and highlighted with walnut stain distress ink. I added my sentiment which was done on my label printer. I think this is a fun belated birthday card. However, I'd like to also add two pieces of advice for a card like this. First, give lots of time for the Smooch to dry. If you leave puddles when coloring, it takes a long time to dry. And second, related to the first, don't try to dry the Smooch in the acetate with your heat gun. It does buckle and warp. (Hmmm, how would I know that.) Then you have to start over -- see point one again.