Tuesday, October 20, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, I made a card for the September Card Lottery on Stamper's Corner. I had embossed a piece of Shimmer White cs in Cuttlebug's Tapestry embossing folder. Then I cut it with a frame die by Sizzix. That piece that came out of the center was a perfect ATC size and the creative monkeys said "You must make an ATC for a mingle with it" Ok, but which one? Then the new Technique Junkies newsletter came out and in it was the Faux Turquoise Stone technique. The creative monkeys saw that and said "That would make AWESOME photo corners." True, but I didn't have a crackle stamp the technique required. But the creative monkeys kept insisting I needed to try this techique, and I needed some autumn, pumpkin and thanksgiving stamps anyway, so I started looking around at I Break For Stamps. When I couldn't find the crackle stamp I wanted, I e-mailed Della, the owner and she pointed out her Grunge Backgrounds sheet. The creative monkeys insisted we get them. So I did. When the stamps came, I tried the technique. The monkeys were right, it did make awesome photo corners. Della always includes a free stamp in her orders. This time it was a beautiful heart shaped flower. When the creative monkeys saw it they screamed "That's it!! This one belongs in the Hearts Desire mingle." So I sponged the base card with some Tempting Turquoise chalks, mounted the turquoise stone corners and then stamped the flower on a scrap of Shimmer White cs and cut it out. The creative monkeys were very happy.