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


Unknown 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.