Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Aniversary Mom & Dad! I love you!

Today is my parents 30th anniversary! Here is the card that I made them and a technique that I stumbled upon that is so simple, but wonderful!
I started with a card base made out of a piece of paper from Echo Park's "For the Record" line. I then stamped & embossed part of the Journey stamp from Memory Box, and stamped & embossed the clock from Stampers Anonymous by Tim Holtz. The tree branch is also from Memory Box... I used several different Memento Inks to get the multi-colored look of the branch.

My numbers are from Tim Holtz, Numerials. I embossed on them too! Here is a little trick... I held the number with my alligator clip and heated it up with my heat gun. I then poured embossing powder on to the hot metal... it sticks! Then I heated the embossing powder to melt it... once it was all melted I poured more powder on to my numbers and did a second coat. You can also do this on Brads!!! Just make sure you are holding your piece with an alligator clip or tweezers because it gets very hot!!!

Below is the inside of the card....
Do you see how I have inked my flowers... I really like the look I got, and it was all from playing! Here is a quick tutorial:

 I used Memento's Mini Ink Pads... They are tear drop shape and the point is what I used for this technique...

 You start from the center of the flower and swipe out... creating a swoosh of ink... (I use very technical terms here...)

It's just a fun and different way to add color...

You can use as many colors as you would like to color your flower, or whatever stamp you desire!

 Here are all my supplies that I used for the tutorial....

I hope that you were inspired by this technique and try playing with it... Do you see how just playing can yield such fun results!?


  1. Beautiful and great technique sharing!

  2. I am new to your blog and I am very happy that I found you! I am new to scrapbooking and I am too obsessed with it! It makes me so happy to creat something out of paper and glue. Thank you for sharing your "art" and I will be stoping by often to see what other masterpieces you have created!

  3. WOW! Such a beautiful card; I love the way you did the flowers. TFS! :)