Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I have been chosen for a Design Team! Firecracker Designs by Pamela
I recently saw a 'new release' announcement through the TJ yahoo group which I belong to for new sets by Firecracker Designs by Pamela. I just LOVE these Elephant stamps, so immediately had to order them. I saw a post by the owner for a new Design Team, so ordered a couple more sets from my Wish List and made 5 cards and submitted them. OH MY STARS!!! I have been chosen! For the next 6 months, I will be on a Design Team for Firecracker Designs by Pamela. (She is a sponser for the Technique Junkies ).
This card I made using skills learned from Michelle Zindorf at a workshop last year here in my hometown of Wheaton, Illinois (and she is coming back next May). The embossing used on the card makes it an Advanced Brayering class.
First I loaded the stamps with Versamark, and I colored them with markers. I stamped the images on the card stock and covered them with clear EP. Next, I punched out a circle for the sun out of a post it note, making sure the sticky was included in the circle. I lightly brayered on some color-Soft Sky on top and Creamy Carmel on the bottom.
Next, I sponged on color so the colors went right where I wanted them. Michelle has advised all of her students to buy cheap sponges at the dollar store- peel of the green scrubber side and cut them into smaller squares. They really do sponge the ink on so much better than the sponges I had previously used. I sponged Baja Breeze and Blue Bayou on the top, and Close to Cocoa on the bottom to make shadows. Once I was happy with the ink placement, I took a post it note and sponged the Baja Breeze down the side of it around the sun.
I love the Elelphant set- it is very realistic-real life nature set and if you are so inclined to take a look at it here -what do you think?? There was also a new horse set released too...it was very hard to choose between the two, but I am happy I chose the elephants.
If you look on my sidebar, you will see a link to Michelle Zindorf's blog. She has step by step tutorials for over 200 cards with visuals.
Have a great day-Happy September to you all!