Friday, February 24, 2023


I have another card for you today made with the Seaside Bay Bundle.  This may be the last card for this week using this bundle, but I have a feeling you will be seeing more cards made with this collection.  I've had so much fun making cards with this set.

Today's card uses the Faux Painting with Plastic Wrap Technique that I demonstrated a couple of weeks ago for Connect to Create on my YouTube Channel.  This is a fun and quick Technique that uses Plastic Wrap to add the ink to the card.  If you haven't seen the video, you can watch it here.

As I explained in the video, I developed this technique many, many years ago (long before I was making cards) to paint a room in my home.  That was back in the day when Faux Painting was all the rage.  At that time using Sea Sponges to "paint" a wall was one of the popular techniques.  But I wanted a more subtle texture than I got with a sponge.  I tried many different items as my "paint brush", but I liked the result from a loosely crumpled "ball" of Plastic Wrap the best.   So, the Technique on this card uses that same technique -- just on a smaller scale.  And, of course, I used ink and not paint.

The shimmery part of the technique on today's card was made using All-Purpose Ink.  I have had my All-Purpose ink for many years from back when Stampin' Up sold it.  It is no longer sold by Stampin' Up!, but it is still sold on Amazon and is available in many colors.  This ink definitely lasts for a long time!  

I used Frost White which just gives a nice white shimmer.  As I indicated in the video, you can also use Clear Wink of Stella for this technique.  Wink of Stella provides lots of sparkle, but you don't get the "splotchiness" that you get with the All-Purpose Ink.  Both are pretty, they just look different.  If you would like to compare, check out The Valentine Kitty card I showed on February 3.  I used Wink of Stella for the Shimmer step of the technique on the Kitty card.

As I make a card, I don't always have a solid plan--Particularly when it comes to the die cut elements like the grass, shells, and birds.  So, as I am die cutting them, I often make extra.  For this card I ended up using two tall grass die cuts and two short grass die cuts--one each from Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake cardstock.  The die that cuts the small shells cuts two at a time, so I ended up with two of each color.  These were die cut from the Pearlescent Specialty Paper and the Blushing Bride Brushstrokes Specialty Paper.

Because I had made extra of each of the elements, I had leftovers that I used to decorate the inside of the card.  The Technique Strip was a leftover scrap from the Technique sheet I created for the card front.  

You can also see a peek of the envelope flap behind the card.  I used the same Faux Painting technique to decorate the flap.  Some techniques don't work well on envelopes because the paper is different, but this particular Technique works very well on our Stampin' Up! envelopes!

A tutorial for this card is available for download at this link.

Current Stampin' Up Products that I used are listed below.  Click on any image to learn more.

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