Monday, January 31, 2011

Greeting Card Kid with Inlaid Technique

Hi there!  Been busy with preparations to "hunker" down for the ice/snow storm the weather people have been forecasting.  I just hope their prediction of power outages won't become a reality!  Fortunately, I went to the grocery store on Friday because some stores now have empty shelves of staples such as bread.  I remember the blizzard of 1982 and that is what this storm system is being compared to - the last I heard.  OK, enough weather talk.  Let’s get on with the card for today.

I decided to try the inlaid technique that I read about on Glenda Calkins blog here .  I had some Chocolate Chip triangle pieces left over from another project.  A triangle was paired up with the Certainly Celery card base since those are the colors used on the little girl and to create an interesting look (hopefully).  Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla hearts were punched out with the Heart to Heart punch and glued to the Chocolate Chip triangle. After all the hearts were adhered, it was placed in the Square Lattice embossing folder, then ran it through the Cuttlebug (don’t have a Big Shot….. yet), and voila!  You end up with this cool inlaid technique! The really neat thing about this technique is that you can use ANY shape to create the inlay. Give it a try.  Stay warm and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Word Play
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, watercolor paper
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, black StazOn
Tools: Heart to Heart punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mat Pack
Other: Vintage trinkets

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