Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sympathy Tree

This week our challenge theme at Sentimental Sundays is "Inky Fingers"... that is, we're all being challenged to use an unconventional stamping technique or material... or I suppose you could just get good and messy with your project.  (Fingerpaints, anyone? :)

For this one I stamped with Distress Inks onto acetate, then cut out the image.
In terms of lessons learned.... just be aware that the Distress Inks take quite some time to dry on the acetate (no benefit of the paper fibers to absorb the moisture).  I tried using a heat gun to help speed the drying... it did help.... but you also have to be careful not to melt the acetate sheet...or your fingers!  (Eek!)

Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Stamps {Papertrey Ink}
Inks {Distress Inks - Peeled paint and Walnut, Black Ink - Ranger}
Pearls {e. by Prima}
Corner Rounder {EK Success}
Butcher's twine
Acetate sheet

Also, the first Tretop Monthly challenge is now up and the theme is Favorite Trees! Just make a creation inspired by your favorite tree or tree photo (use the colors, etc) and upload to the Treetop Monthly post at this link: Treetop Monthly July - Favorite Trees
I'm offering a prize package that will grow with the number of entries!
Have a wonderful and beautiful finale to your weekend!  I'll be back tomorrow with news, another free sketch and more to share!


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