Monday, March 15, 2010

think green (CIC9)

Hi all!
I thought today I would work on a project for the Clearly Inspired Challenge for the week... Think Green...
Well, I have been thinking about what I wanted to do for this since Friday when the challenge was posted... I finally came up with something. YAY! I thought that since St. Patty's day is coming up, I would let that guide me. So, here it is...

The paper is DCWV, and plain white cardstock.
The stamps are Clear Dollar Stamps "Pond Pals", and TCP "Faith Greetings".
I used VersaMark for the embossing, and Distress Inks for everything else.
Embossing Powders are "Evergreen" by Ranger and "Pirate Gold" by Stampendous
Also used: ribbon, CI paint, foil tape, memory glass (by Ranger)

For the card base, I simply stamped some random flowers around the edge.

I ran the green paper through the cuttlebug using Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then sanded the dots and randomly colored them with a Marvy Marker. (a technique I picked up from Jennifer McGuire's blog...she is so talented!!!)



The shamrocks are stamped onto Memory Glass with Versamark, then embossed with embossing powder. *Yes, you can emboss on glass... Just be careful not to heat too quickly, or your glass might break. Give it a little heat, than take the heat gun away for a few seconds before you hit it with heat again... Trust me on this one...* I then wrapped the glass with foil tape *by not centering the tape when wrapping the edges, you can see the back tape as well as the front giving a layered look*



I didn't have a shamrock stamp, so I made my own using the heart and stem stamps from "Pond Pals". *I love finding new ways to use old shapes*

The dotted line under the sentiment is also from that set, stamped repeatedly in a line.



This cute little bow is a white satin ribbon that I painted with Creative Inspirations Paint (Sage). I love the shine it gives it.. Can I say, I love little details like that!!!

*a little side story... This was not the original idea for the memory glass... I was going to etch it. However, after I had gotten it all prepped and ready to go, I opened my bottle of etching cream, and it was solid as a rock. GRRRR. So, moral of the story, is check that you really have all your supplies BEFORE you put a lot of prep work into something!*
Have a fabulous day!

4 comments:

Cassie said...

Beautiful job, Kassi! You have such lovely details all over your gorgeous card. Glad you played the CIC again ;D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty- love the Irish cards and the paint is lovely!

Katie Renz said...

Great card! So smart of you to use that little heart stamp! Thanks for joining us at Clearly iStamp this week.

cbuswell said...

I love how the ribbon turned out! Nice card.