Thursday, April 29, 2010


Ready for this technique? It's a fairly easy one to do, and it uses lots of products from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog, which you can order from beginning May 1st!

For this card I used the following items from the Summer Mini Catalog: All a Flutter stamp (item #118284); Presto Patterns Specialty Paper (item #117175); and the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz (item #118770). I also used Soft Suede Cardstock (item #115318), Vanilla cardstock (item # 101650), Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons (item #106696), Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406) and my Aqua Painter (item #103954).

The technique I used I call "Distressed Smooch". I started by shaking my Gold Glow Smooch Sprtiz really well, then I poured a little bit of the Smooch into a shallow dish (I used an empty brad/eyelet container). Dip a cotton ball into the Smooch and then "dab" it onto the Presto Patterns Specialty Paper. After "dabbing" the Smooch into several areas, I then "smoothed" the Smooch all over the Presto Patterns Paper. Now my paper has a very shimmery look and it is "darker" in the areas where it was "dabbed" first. Then to distress it, I sponged Soft Suede Ink onto the paper. You should sponge the Soft Suede Ink on while the Smooch is still wet. This will let you smooth the Soft Suede Ink onto the paper.

Stamp the All A Flutter stamp with Jet Black StazOn Ink and then use your Watercolor Wonder Crayons and your Aqua Painter to color your butterflies. I also sponged a little Soft Suede Ink onto the edges of the butterfly squares.

I added a little bit of Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (item #109068) to finish it off!

You are going to love all the new products in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog. If you haven't gotten your mini catalog yet, please contact me. I will be happy to send one to you. AND when you're ready to place your order from the new Summer Mini Catalog, remember you can order 24/7 online HERE or contact me and I will place your order for you!

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