Monday, October 11, 2010

Oldie but Goodie ...

This is without a doubt one of my all-time, most-FAVE Stampin' Up sets ... ever ... period. I love grapevines in the fall (my back fence is covered with 'em!) ... and I love juicing/bottling the juice. It is sooo yummy and one of the easiest things to "put up" (as my Grandma would say). Plus, y'all already KNOW how I feel about fall ...

As for the "wet stamping" technique (which I used here for TLC294 over on SCS) has been something that has always eluded me, though ... can't ever seem to get that "watercolor-y" look to work for me. It either looks like I didn't spray it at all (which I did ... LOTS), or I spray so much that the ink just swims on the paper. Not quite sure what the perfect formula for this is (as I have tried it over and over and over and OVER!). I had originally tried masking an oval on the front of this card, but that didn't work out either (hence, the raised and cut-out version of the oval). Oh well ... I like the stamps so much that I don't really mind.

AND I got to use my "Groovy Grape" cardstock/ink on my "Gorgeous Grape" card!! How COOL is THAT???

Have a lovely fall day, wherEVER you are!!

Stamps: Gorgeous Grapevine, Kind and Caring Thoughts
Paper: Concord Crush, Watercolor, Very Vanilla (inside)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Accessories: Oval Coluzzle, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl Stickers, Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensionals

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

BEAUTIFUL, Wendy!! This is another of those sets that I'll never, ever, part with! Fabulous card!

Mary Cavalier said...

Whatever you did - it looks great!

Traci S. said...

Hi Wendy~

I'm home from a long weekend in MD. We had a fantastic time with family...and the weather was like a beautiful spring day. It was 75 degrees with a breeze, and down to mid 60's at night. Gorgeous!

Gorgeous! That reminds me about this grape-grape-grape card you made! This looks wonderful. I love how you raised the circle up. It looks wonderful...for any season, really!

Thanks for sharing!

He IS Able,
Traci S.