Anyway, Stephanie is the gal who introduced me to card making about, wow, is it SEVEN years ago now? Well, all that time, and all that $$$ later, I was able to actually teach her a couple of new techniques, and we just had the very best time of it.
We made these!
We started here--
Virginia's View color challenge, at the urging of the lovely Donna Mikasa!
The next one was really fast and easy, and made the most of a tiny scribble with a white gel pen--
Now, I thought this one would be super simple as we did it, but explaining the smooshing technique is not as simple as I hoped--
VERY different results every time you try this technique, so you CAN'T get bored.
These babies were awesome--
THESE, however, were the BIG deal of the day--
BLOG, and I just loved it.
I wanted to try it with Distress Inks and NOT as watercolor, but as ink blending instead, and I LOVE how these turned out. You will definitely wear out your arm doing the black layer, but it's SO worth it!
There was a LOT of drying time involved, so we started early and worked the steps in between other cards. WELL worth the effort involved, I think. It's hard to see here, but the "blessed" die cut is done from white glitter paper, so there's tons of shine. The white spattered stars are KEY to making this technique work, as are the water splatters, so don't skip these steps.
I'm entering this card into Virginia's View as well, because COLOR!
And that was our day!
There's very little better than a day spent with friends, creating and laughing!
I need to set up a weekend day of this for more friends, SOON!
Thanks so much for stopping by!