Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Just Playing

I came here to post my OWH cards I spent all day making, but then I found one that I made first and forgot about, so you'll get to see that now. My next post will be my OWH cards. You've been warned. :D

Today I started out just playing. I still had my Impression Obsession Circle Fusion 1 stamp out *ahem* and I spied a pack of Strathmore Canvas ATC papers, and suddenly I had a plan. Here's the card, then I'll explain:

It all started with the embossed image on that piece of canvas-y paper. It's just a textured paper - not real canvas. And it's not as texture-y in real life; that darn camera picks up detail when I don't want it to. ;/

I wanted to do gradient colors, so I grabbed three of my neglected Gelatos and colored over the embossed paper. It mostly stuck to the embossing until I spread it around with my finger, and that filled it all in. I took a wet wipe to clean off the embossed area, and although I tried not to rub any green onto the blue (and visey versy) I still managed to do so. There is some green in the blue section at the top. Oh, wait, I meant to do that. I like it, anyway.

All I did was round the corners of the ATC piece and the base, stick the ATC piece down, and add the banner & sentiment.

Now, if someone could explain to me why I insist on stamping on textured paper, I'd love to hear it. ;/

Okay, I'm going to attempt to get the OWH post up next.

Thanks for stopping by!

Product enablement list:
Impression Obsession Circle Fusion 1 stamp (SSS | EH)
Hero Arts white embossing powder (SSS | EH)
Versamark ink (SSS | EH)
SSS Banner Sayings (SSS)
SSS Banner Die (SSS)
SSS Banner Sayings and Die (SSS)
Faber-Castell Gelatos - Green (SSS | EH)
Faber-Castell Gelatos - Metallic (SSS | EH)
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink (SSS | EH)
Best Creations Small Square adhesive (SSS)
Strathmore Canvas paper ATC (I think I got mine at Mike's several years ago)


  1. so cool- love the colors on the gelatos- one day I will get some for myself! Love the banner for the sentiment too!

  2. I know what you mean about trying to stamp on textured paper. Heat embossing detailed stamps doesn't work well either, (so I am told........) I like the purposely blended colours! Great card! Now I am thinking I NEED that background stamp. *Sigh*

  3. Gelatos, huh? I love the way the colors blend together so well. I may have to break down and try some of those.


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