Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Season is among us

Happy Thurs. folks!  We are nearing another week's end.  That means it getting closer day by day to the 2010 Holiday Season.  Are you ready?  Frankly, I am not, but any more it won't matter if I am or not, it comes regardless! :o)

Today's card is featuring a new technique I learned just evening.  It is called the "reflection" technique and I absolutely LOVE it!  The best part, is that it is so easy!  My first try at this turned out awesome, and I couldn't be more happy about it.  My card base is again some card stock from Stampin' Up!.  I used the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set. I inked up my stamp with some Memento black tuxedo ink, and stamped it onto white card stock.  I think repeated the same step, but instead of stamping the image on the card stock, I stamped it on a piece of transparency, or clear acetate.  I took that piece of transparency, and turned my image upside down and lined it up with my first stamped image. I took my brayer and roll over the transparency to transfer the image onto the white card stock, and "vwa-la" the image looks like it has a reflection.  I took some of the blues I have of my Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Faded Jeans, and made the image of water.  I, then took with my ink blending tool from Ranger, and some more of the Broken China ink and blended the edges as well.  You can't see it, but there is some glitter along the bottom of the trees where the ground is.  It looks like "snow" and I also added the same glitter onto some of the trees.  The glitter I used is "Dazzling Diamonds" from Stampin' Up!.  I matted the whole image onto black card stock and then added the ribbon, and a label with the stamped image "seasons' greetings", and placed all that onto my card base.  It turned out beautiful!  I will wind up making more of these.  I showed my hubby and he LOVED it!  Any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.  Till tomorrow! Be good to one another!

- Kari

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