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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

HoneyBunny Anniversary Card - Smudgy Antics ATC Challenge!

Howzit Friends!
 It's week 1 of Smudgy Antics "ATC" challenge and I'm excited to share my Smeared Ink design team ATC created for the challenge which I then turned into an anniversary card for my hubby :0)  

I was having fun playing with my faux burnt wood technique so stamped the Smeared Ink Grumpie Bunny twice from the August Smeared Ink exclusive Rubber Club set called Occasions Grumpies with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate ink with a touch of Black Soot Distress Ink onto coated cardstock cut to ATC size which is 2.5" x 3.5" and coloured with Prismacolor pencils and details added with a white gel pen.  I cut the ears from the second piece and adhered them to the bunny ATC with dimensional silicone glue and applied Judikins Diamond Glaze to the eyes for dimension and a glass-like finish.  I also stamped the grid design (Smeared Inks Quoth the Raven rubber set) on my handdrawn woodgrain-like background with black Archival ink, edged the ATC in metallic gold and adhered it to black cardstock and used my Perfect Layers tools to cut the narrow black frame.  I then mounted the ATC onto the anniversary card I made for my hubby.  I embossed tan coloured cardstock with the Texture Fades Wood Grain embossing folder and applied Tea Dye Distress Ink and gold Brilliance ink to the raised grain.  Distressed the edges with Tim's Paper Distresser tool and edged that in gold too.  Everything was mounted to a black folded card blank and I adhered a mish mash of die cut out letters to create my message.

Thank you for visiting with me today and I hope you'll come and play with us in our Smudgy Antics challenges!  Stop by again to see my next ATC for week 2 of the challenge ;0)

Happy Stamping!
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Faux Burnt Wood combined with Real Burnt Details - a B-day Card for Smudgy Antics Burnt Offerings Challenge!

Hello Friends!
Blogger has been a complete pain in the butt for the last 2 weeks and wouldn't let me post but looks like I'm finally back in business and have lots to share!  Cross fingers my test posts weren't a fluke and that this 'real' one makes it out....

 It's week 2 of Smudgy Antics "Burnt Offerings" challenge and I'm excited to share my Smeared Ink DT inspiration card featuring a faux burnt wood effect I discovered completely by accident last year plus some real burnt details created with a wood burning tool.  I made this card for my brother-in-law's 40th birthday and couldn't resist using Smeared Ink's rather sloshed lil Grumpie squished into the champers glass and stamped the sentiment Bottoms Up twice coz I'm sure my brother-in-law was seeing double after the party he had LOL!

"Bottoms Up" Grumpie is currently one of the two featured Smeared Ink exclusive Rubber Club sets for August called Occasions Grumpies but he's also available in their digi store as a set or single!  Dash on over to the Rubber Club for all the deets coz you don't want to miss out on the other featured set which is the brand new and totally awesome Voodoo set by Rick St Dennis!!!!!!

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