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Saturday, September 27, 2008

a HOT technique!! LOL

This card features a technique from the Ultimate Subscriber section of Technique Junkies called Reverse Soot Stamping, and I really enjoyed doing it. My only tip - when it says keep water nearby it's no joke!! I actually did all my soot work over the bathroom sink and that worked great.



The cardstock colors I used were Stampin' Up!'s retired In-Colors Cool Caribbean and Cranberry Crisp and then some generic gray toned ones to blend with the soot effect.

The horses image is from a retired Stampin' Up! set titled Equestrian Dream, the tracks quote is from Rubbernecker, and the blanket is Stamp Cabana. I looked thru all my Bible verse stamps hoping for a good visual one in the right size but came up high and dry. Will have to look for some good ones in cool fonts soon... For the blanket, I smudged the blue and red inks plus Chocolate Chip onto the stamp right from the pads onto gray cs, then sponged a little more blue in, and then edged with a sponge and Chocolate Chip.

For the background behind the main panel I stamped SU's Sanded bkgd in the CC ink, then used a ruler and paper piercer to make a subtle border. This was layered onto the blue cs and then dark brown. It's really hard to see but there is an antiqued silver concho type bead in the center of the string which is fine linen twine.

I roughed up the gray cs with a Tim Holtz distressing tool, then layered onto a blue cs with sponged brown edges.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the weekend!

3 comments:

Manna said...

Amazing and beautiful! Love it!

christina d said...

It's gorgeous! I love the card.

Shirley said...

Lovely! Such unique and beautiful colors and beads too!