I am happy to say that I am feeling much better this week. I still have a lingering cough, but that's nothing compared to how bad I felt last week. I'm grateful that I'm feeling better because this past Saturday was my downline shoebox swap. These are my favorite meetings because everybody brings amazing projects and we get to stamp together for a couple of hours.
I thought I'd start this week off by sharing with you the project Mary brought to the shoebox swap.
We used the acetate and tissue technique for this card. You can find a tutorial for this technique here. I did one thing different than the tutorial. Before I put the tissue paper on the back of the acetate, I crumpled it up in a tiny ball and then opened it back up. This helps add to the look. Here's a closer look--you can click on the photo for a larger view.
Everywhere the tissue paper is crumpled, the reinker color is darker.
The trees were stamped using Whisper White craft ink and then embossed. Even though I used the Embossing Buddy on both sides of the acetate, the embossing powder stuck everywhere. I think it's because there's so much static cling on the acetate sheets. Next time I may try rubbing it on both sides with a dryer sheet as well to help get rid of some of the static cling.
I kept the inside of the card pretty simple. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Come to Bethlehem, Winter Post
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Acetate, Tissue Paper
Ink: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, reinkers
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy