Monday, April 9, 2012

Crafting Weekend

Hi!  Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  We did!  We went to visit our friends Karen and Jimmy 'down east' which in NC means in the eastern part of the state as opposed to those of us in the western part of the state.  We had a lovely visit filled with great food, wonderful company and of course, some crafting as she is a long time scrapbooker and is getting into card making, too.

Above is one of the cards we made. We each did an easel card using the Black Magic technique.  I so hate I didn't make a photo of her card.  It was gorgeous!  We just got so busy crafting that I didn't take any card photos until I got home.  She used different papers and stamps.

I did this one with one of her stamp sets from Stampin' Up!  I stamped the image with Versamark on Papertrey's Dark Chocolate cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I went over the image with Prisma colored pencils.   I learned this from Splitcoaststampers and it is a wonderful way to use colored pencils if you have some.  Her husband has the same set that I have at home.  Karen suggested cutting around this image with a broad outlines and I really love it.  It lets a lot of the Basic Grey background paper show through.

This was my first easel card. We tried a lot of things that were new to each of us this weekend.

On my way to her house, we stopped at Archiver's in Raleigh.  I didn't overdo it too much, mostly getting some embellishments to go with things I had.  I really needed brads so these were my favorite purchase.

I'd never heard of Teresa Collins.  These really look a lot like My Mind's Eye products but I can't find any connection.  Anyway they are very pretty and super quality.

With all this travel and catching up at home, tomorrow's Tipsy Tuesday post may be a bit late.  I have a project and recorded a video before we left.  It just isn't edited and uploaded yet.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. That's a great technique, thanks for sharing! I'm gonna have to give a try :D

    Beautiful card too!

  2. This technique definitely produces some beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it with me!


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