I am so glad to be back participating in another round of The Stamp Review Crew! This week we are creating with one of my favorite sets for a masculine card. It is so versatile and can be used for many other occasions as well! I know the crew will inspire you greatly with The Open Sea!
For my card, I was inspired by the colors at Colour Me!
Caught in Crystal technique over at Technique Time Tuesday. It is messy, but oh so fun! I started by stamping all of my nautical images on a Window Sheet with Black StazOn ink. I then flipped it over and covered the back with Crystal Effects and dropped on some Midnight Muse reinker. Then I mixed it all together so it was covering the entire window sheet and covered the back with some wrinkled up tissue paper. The final step for the background was to put the entire thing down on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. There should be enough Crystal Effects that it will glue down itself, but if not you can add some more in between your layers. Now, the impatient part of me wanted to continue the rest of my card immediately, but this is a technique that you MUST be patient with because if you put this in your paper trimmer before it is dry, Crystal Effects will ooze all over! Even worse, this would have been Midnight Muse CE, making an even bigger mess to clean up! lol So if you are repeating this technique at home, PLEASE be patient and wait for it to dry. :)
I just got an order in last week with Starburst Sayings and I thought this sentiment was perfect for my card! I stamped the world image in Tangerine Tango and then stamped then stamped the sentiment right over the top in Midnight Muse. The ribbon is wrapped with some Baker's Twine from one of the card kits in the Occasions Catalog. Sometimes I forget that I can use up those embellishments on other projects too! :)
I hope you enjoyed my projects. You can clink on the links below to continue on with the rest of the blog hop. Happy hopping!
- Betty Traciak kittystamps.blogspot.com