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Mini Cooper Christmas!

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Mini Cooper and Wanda Guess were the inspiration for this card. I love the Mini Cooper car and I was thrilled to find this Rubber Meets the Road stamp on Ebay. I stamped the Cooper using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on Simon Says stamp #120 white cardstock and then stamped the sentiment underneath.(Merry and Bright monthly kit from Simon Says Stamp) I paired it up with a piece from Doodlebug’s “Here Comes Santa” papers (Merry and Bright monthly kit from Simon Says Stamp) and then put it all on a Lipstick Red cardstock from Simon Says Stamp after I stamped the Cooper on it with Distress Festive Berries for a nice tone on tone background. After seeing this type of tonal background on the Simon Says Stamp blog post from Wanda Guess, I had to try it with the Cooper. Tiny Tinsel and Stars from Tim Holtz Idea-ology.

I can’t wait to send out this card!

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Curiosity Collage Box

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This curious collage box was so fun to make!  First I stamped tissue paper from Idea-ology with some wonderfully ghoulish stamps from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous.  Using a collage medium, I applied various ephemera from Idea-ology of the same ghoulish nature.  When everything was dry, I applied various colors of Distress Crayon on and around the ephemera and let that set to dry.  The box is covered on all four sides and the bottom.

This was so much fun to make!

You can see more photos in my Etsy store.

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Creative Chemistry 101: Shattered Stains

Another project in the third week of the Creative Chemistry series in Online Card Classes gave us another opportunity to play with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Die cut your shapes using Grungeboard or chipboard and put a thick layer of the crackle paint on the shape allowing it to totally dry. Stain your shapes, heat them up, repeat with additional colors.  Adhere them to a tag  you have already inked.

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If you zoom in you can better see the stained glass effect of this technique.  So cool!

See you in the studio,

Lisa