Sunday, December 23, 2012

And a messy holiday to you

I mean "messy" in a good way, the kind of messy you get when you are playing with all your crafting supplies and completely losing track of time because you are having so much fun.  That kind of messy.

I did that on this card after taking the "Dirty Fingers/Clean Design" class at TrueScrap.  Classes from TrueScrap 4 are now available for individual purchase (a little cheaper through Dec 25).  I bought two of them - Nichol Magourik's which I know will be wonderful but I haven't had time to watch and the Dirty Finger's class.  I had even more fun working on a layout on Sunday using the paint and ink techniques. I was having so much fun, I actually got ink on the back of my heel!  No idea.  Anyway, I'm not done yet but will have it up later in the week.

One note about these classes:  You have to watch the video on a directly connected computer - not wireless.  I used my husband's PC and they played fine but they would not play on my wifi laptop.

So for the background of this card, I played with paint and mists on some naturals Ivory cardstock from Stampin' Up!  I love this stuff and so wish they made it in 12x12.

The die cut was cut on my Cricut with SCAL after downloading from  They have some free die cuts which are great.  I'm not that big a fan of paper piecing so these are not things I'm likely to use more than once.  This card is for my parents.

One of the mists - the gold one - is the new Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  These really are glimmery.  Two Peas was out of the gold and silver so I got the bronze which can be gold to a very dark color depending on, well, I don't know what it depends on.  Sometimes it is lighter and sometimes darker but it is very pretty.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you do have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy time with those you love!


  1. This is beautiful, Lisa! I love the misting you've done and that svg cut is gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you!

  2. Had to laugh at the ink on your heel, teehee
    Lovely card :)
    Wishing a wonderful Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Love the effect you achieved, Lisa. Hugs!


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