by Myrna Irwin
I ran across a few new techniques that were just calling me to try. The first is a Distress Ink background that can be found here. I don’t know about you but when I try new things they never turn out like the persons tutorial that I’m following. I still like the look I ended up with though. I’ll retry it again when I have the Distress Ink Reinkers and see if it does make a difference. Thanks to Zoe I found out there is a challenge for this tutorial it can be found here. I actually entered my third challenge. WaHoo! Wow! how much stepping out of my comfort zone can I do on one card???? LOL! Next, I tried the shape easel card. Directions found here. I thank both of you talented ladies for making your tutorials!
If you follow my blog at all you know I made Drew a hAnglar Bat Boy Coffin Treat Box for Halloween. He loved it but said he didn’t have room in his dorm room so left it home after Columbus Day (Native American Day in South Dakota) weekend. So that meant I had to make a card to send to school. So this is what I came up with.
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Poor Edwin he’s marooned on a deserted island with a ghost ship floating out to sea.
Stats for my card:
- Stamps: Pirate Edwin, barrel – Magnolia-Fairy Tale Collection ’10
- Cricut: Pirate Ship – Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge I go from a 7 x 7 card with huge ship to this one at a whopping 1 1/4″ ship. Not an easy thing to cut out!!!!!
- Nestabilities: Label 8
- Distress Inks: scattered straw, spiced marmalade & vintage photo
- Sentiments: Computer generated
- Flesh: E000 E00 E11
- Hair: E30 E33 E35
- Hat, boots: C1 C3 C5 C7
- Pants: B32 B34 C1
- Top: YR12 YR15 YR18 Y13 Y21 Y23 YR23 YR24
- Barrel: E31 E33 E43 E57 W3 W5
Another card outside my comfort zone. Hmmmm, kind of liking trying new things. WOW!!! That’s from someone who DOES NOT like leaving the comfort of old and familiar things. I’m growing! WaHooo!!!
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