Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday Tips + Retro Sketches Card

Three days in a row, Stampin' Friends - there's just so much goodness to share this month! Today I have a card based on this week's sketch from Retro Sketches. I used the In The Background sneak peek set again, this time inked in Tulip and Saddle inks. I layered a Cricut Art Philosophy shape over the stamped border (from Pear and Partridge...only 16 more days until that's retired and gone...sniff). I stamped that sentiment block using the Whoo's Your Valentine special stamp set and popped it up with 3-D Foam tape. I lined up my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder with the unstamped portion of the card and embossed only the bottom portion of the card. Red Glitter Gems, Bitty Sparkles, and Silver Metallic Pen were used to embellish the floral background stamping. I am gonna make a gob of these!

I'm linking this card to Make It Monday on An Original Belle - shoot over there to check out the cute craftiness!
Since today is Tuesday Tips, here's a shot of my current Jams. Since I'd replaced the pointers with the Grey Polka Dot sample of the new Jamberry thinner, even easier to stick on material, I figured I'd switch out the rest into a silver and gray theme using Diamond Dust Sparkle and Grey Plaid, a little more muted than the snowflakes my four year old kept complaining about...apparently he feels strongly that snowflake nails are only ok in December, lol.

If you need a sample, checkout my Facebook page for details in my post last Thursday on how to get yours. I loved the old Jamberry material, but this new stuff is fabulous! It heats up super fast and bonds to nails with much less smoothing and heat. I've updated my Application tutorial with extra tips now too!

Just a couple more days to enter my drawing for Friday Favorite Things this week - see ya back here soon!


Created by Kathi said...

Pinned your card! I love it! thanks for inspiring with every post! Kathi

Mynn xx said...

This card totally rocks! LOVE the stamping and dry embossing on the background panel--so clever! I hope you have time to play along with us at Inkspirational this week as well as Technique Tuesday this month! :)

Jen Mitchell said...

What a great take on the sketch! I love the colors and the bits of rhinestone bling! Thanks for joining us at retro sketches!


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