Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fastest Heat Gun on the West Coast

(insert accent with a drawl here_______)

Wellll pawdners!! Needed to round up a quick "thinkin' of ya'll" card to go along with the grub I was fixin' for a family that just lost their loved ones. Since I was gettin' short on time, I decided to play it smart and CASE myself from this previous card that I made a while back with a little changin' of the layout to one I found on the Clean and Simple blog. Now, not to be pattin' myself on the back too much, but I think that this is one for the record books as far as being a quick draw. I kinda had the general idear in my noggin' so that helped. I knew I was wantin' to use the Faux Bleach technique and have a couple of favorite sets for that particular technique. Here's what came out of the showdown between me and that onery critter Lack of Time:

First off, got myself a Very Vanilla base goin'. Then cut and used my CB Swiss Dots on the Close to Cocoa strip and added that purdy scallop border usin' my Scallop punch. Usin' my favorite tool, the stampamajig, I decided the placement of my tulips and stamped them usin' Versamark ink then clear embossed and blasted it with my heat gun. Grabbed my trusty extra large stipple brushes and worked some Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks around the image. I then got out the hot iron and placed my image on my Craft sheet. Topped 'er with a scrap piece of paper and ironed until the embossin' powder melted onto the paper. Matted the image over some vanilla and chocolate chip cardstock and added the ribbon to the side strip. I decided against a sentiment on the front (wellllll......to be honest, I just plum ran out of time to add that little detail!! But I shur put a HANDWRITTEN thought on the inside!!) All in all, I figure it took less than 20 min from start to finish (which, for me, is SOMETHIN' worth braggin' about!!) Supplies: Stamps: SU's Terrific Tulips (retired). Paper: SU's Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip. Inks: Ranger's Distress inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Ribbon from Target, stipple brush, Clear Embossing powder, heat gun, SU scallop punch and my trusty ol' iron.

Wellll, thanks for stoppin' by. I shur do appreciate it!! (and I promise no accents on the next post!! hehe)


Sherry Cheever said...

I LOVE this ---- GAWJUS!!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I love the card and I love your "drawl" on it! What great humor! The colors are just perfect for that beautiful image and you totally aced it..... pardner!


Carolyn King said...

awesome...what a great card and a fabulous description in your western drawl!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Long live the tulips...this is lovely!

Marie-Josée Trudel said...

Very beautiful!

Marie-Josée Trudel said...

Very beautiful!