Friday, November 11, 2011

Just Us Girls 110...technique week....it's beginning to look alot like Christmas


 I can't help it!  Even though it's not even mid-November, I am getting my Christmas groove on!  I'm humming carols, I'm lighting candy cane scented candles and seeing red and green wherever I look!  So, my card for this week's Just Us Girls "ghosting" challenge is, no surprise, Christmas themed...

Check out this great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for details on how to ghosting.  Thanks to our lovely and talented LISA for challenging us with this fun technique!


I used three strips of polka dotted clear stamps from Papertrey Ink to stamp my background with Versamark Ink.  I have a large clear block so I just lined them up side by side so I only had to stamp once for my dotty snow-inspired backdrop.  To fully dry the Versamark Ink I first hit it with the heat gun, then double-checked the dryness by pouncing a embossing buddy over the surface of the ink and heat gunning again.  Once I was sure that it was dry, I used a Adirondack Tim Holtz ink applicator with sponge to rub on light blue ink.  A soft towel wiped the surface free of stray embossing buddy powder and blue ink from the versamarked dots.  The glossy cardstock retains it's beautiful sheen even after all the inking.  I channeled my inner ANDREA and kept this card clean with just the addition of one juicy tree stamp and a bit of repurposed silver ribbon.  I love it!  And it's flat enough to mail without extra postage. double love it!

Before you hop on board with this fun challenge, be sure and swing by the JUGs DT blogs:

...and definitley do not miss our guest designer for the month of November, Kim O'Connell!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You know I love your visit!
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Paper: Stampin Up!  and Papertrey
Stamps: Pink Paisley and Papertrey
Ink: Versamark and Stampin Up!
Dies: Spellbinders
Diecut Machine: Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Adhesives: Scotch ATG and Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac

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8 comments:

Andrea M said...

…everywhere you go! I'll be singing that one all day, and I'm perfectly OK with that!!! I love Christmas!
Dana, this card is FABULOUS! I love the beautiful tree and the snow - so perfect with this technique! And you colors are so awesome!!! The glitter strip is such a wonderful accent! Thanks for the sweet shout out :) You da bomb!

Lisa Kind said...

What a lovely background you achieved with this technique! I love it! And I'm lovin' the CAS Andrea style lately too! Great job with this challenge!

Kathryn B said...

I like the colors you chose for your Christmas card Dana! The polka dot background looks like giant snowflakes to me! Fun card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card! Just love the mailing simplicity! :)

Elise said...

Hello, madame. {!!!!!!!!!!!!} Hi. How's it going? What is new, anyway? Do-do-da-do-da-dooooo... Anywhoo, while you are busy just being... well, you!!!! {!!!!!!!!!} I'm just, casually dropping by to notice this OUTSTANDING creation and super delish use of this TECHNIQUE! {Thanks, again, for the tips! BTW!} LOVE, love, love and am so PROUD of you and your SUPER crafty show! Way to GO, sweet DANA G.! Yee Haw!

Kim O'Connell said...

What a modern looking number this is! SO cool! Well done!

Lynn said...

I love the soft color combo for a beauty of a Christmas card Dana! Way to rock the technique challenge!

Mynnette said...

L-O-V-E those polka dots!!! What a fabulous panel you made--it's fantastic! :)