Monday, February 11, 2008

Thank God For Barney!!

My nieces are very engrossed in a Barney video right now, so I think I can post another one of my cards that I made. I don't know what people did before TV. I don't let them watch a lot of it while they are here, but it is a great way to keep them occupied for a while!!

This card was made for Sketch #4 over on Nicola's blog, My Paper World. A link to her blog is in my blogs I stalk . I am also entering this in Kimmie's celebration challenges. The 6th challenge was to make a card for someone who inspires you, this is for my friend, who shall remain nameless!!! This card is Taylor's favorite, and one of mine too. It is the second one that I made, so I was doing good at that point!!LOL It is a tent card, and on the main image, I did the cracked glass technique. For those who don't know how to do it, this is how I did it. I took my cardstock and stamped my heart from Boho Blossoms in red first. I cut out the piece to the size that I want it to be. I then took my versamark pad and put it directly on the paper, covering the whole piece. You can either use UTEE(ultra thick embossing powder) or clear EP. With the UTEE, which is what I used, two times of doing this(versamarking and sprinkling the powder) should be enough to get the desired effect. With the clear, I always had to do four. After you are done embossing, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes and the edges will curl up. As you flatten it out, bend it until it cracks from all different directions to get the desired effect. For a better tutorial with pictures, you can find it on the SCS website.

I then matted that piece with Real Red and Basic Black. The base is Basic Black and I used my corner punch to create the scalloped edge. I sponged the edges of the white piece to soften it up. The sentiment was stamped twice, once in red and once in black. I used my circle punches in various sizes to layer it. I put a page pebble on it to give it a little extra pop. Thanks for looking and have a great day. Barney is off, and the natives are getting restless.LOL!!! By the way, DH said to them today, as he RAN out the door to go to work, maybe they should stay again tonight, now what am I supposed to do with that!!! Guess they will be here tomorrow too!!LOL
stamps-Boho Blossoms, Riveting
paper- Real Red,Basic Black, Whisper White
ink-Real Red and Basic Black, Versamark
tools- Scallop 1 3/8, 1 1/4, 1" circle punches, corner rounder, page pebbles, UTEE


  1. wow....GORGEOUS card.
    Yes, thank goodness for Barney!

  2. Stunning!! I love this!! Oh the talk of Barney takes me back years ago to when mine loved him!!! Ya know.....teenagers just are so not into Barney, so I can't use that anymore!! LOL

  3. Beautiful! The cracked glass turned out awesome!

  4. Your card is beautiful Jessie! The heart is gorgeous, and the pretty ribbon and scallop look perfect!
    Thanks for using the sketch!
    Nicola xx

  5. What a beautiful card!!!
    LIsa xxx

  6. Hi J, what a lovely card - very topical of course and a fab colour balance! bx


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