FRIDAY doesn’t necessarily mean a restful weekend is coming.  It just means it’s Friday and the ‘work week’ (really??) is history.

I came upon the following idea from fellow stamper and Sudsol member Libby Dyson who is from Australia.  Her idea:  scribbling on a window sheet as a background.

I live adjacent the Stanislaus National Forest, literally my backyard, and I’ve been asked to make some thank you cards for a crew who volunteered a lot of labor for a community project.  This is the card I’ll be making. 



You’ll need:

  • STAMP SET:  Lovely as a Tree
  • CARD STOCK: Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 5″ and 8-1/2″ x 11″), Marina Mist (5-7/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • INK:  Always Artichoke; MARKERS: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Soft Suede
  • TOOLS: Window Sheets (p. 156), Stampin’ Distress Tool (p. 157), Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive
  • ACCESSORIES:  Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (length to wrap around Very Vanilla layer and tie in knot)


Trim your piece of acetate to several inches larger, on all sides, than your card.  Scribble with the markers.


Check this next photo carefully……….  It has been spritzed with plain water.  Hold the acetate vertical as you spritz.


Here’s how it looks when spritzed:



Lay your card stock on your grid paper and then place the acetate, face down, on the card stock.  Rub over it with your fingers, ‘mooshing’ the wet ink around a bit.



Below are two sheets that I did.  It’s’ intersting the way the paper ‘curls’.  I’m thinking I used the ‘front side’ of one piece and the ‘back side’ of the other.



Stamp your image.  I have found that with Stampin’ Up!’s new Classic Pads, stamping off doesn’t work as well as with the old ones.  That second stamped image is often very dry.  So, I stamped my tree the first time, then reinked, tapped it gently on my grip paper and then stamped the second tree.  Position the second image either higher or lower than the first so you get a sense of depth.


Roughen up all four side with the Distress Tool.  I still have my old one which works just fine for me, so have used it instead of the current one from the catalog.


Wrap the stamped Very Vanilla layer with a piece of Soft Suede taffeta ribbon which is tied in an easy knot on the front side.  Turn paper over and put some Tombow Anywhere Glue around the edges.  I found that on my first attempt (second photo below), the stamped and spritzed layer pulled off of the card when I attached it with Snail Adhesive.  So I ‘squirted’ a bit of Tombow along the bottom and it is still sticking just fine.



Again, here are a few of my finished cards.

Thanks for stopping in today.  If you need any of the ingredients for today’s card, you can go right over to my online SU! store and place an order or you can send me an email (upper left sidebar) with what you’d like and I’ll be glad to place your order.  If you use my on line store be sure to use the November HOSTESS CODE, JNND6BQQ, to be placed in the ‘jar’ for drawing for hostess benefits on December 1st.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


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