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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Technique Tuesday Technique Page

Yes, it's Tuesday and YES, I have finally finished the last technique page in the third set of pages. I will be emailing those of you who are on my list to let you know they are ready and for those of you who would like a set you can email me and I will be in contact with you. These are on a first come first serve basis for those of you not on the list. The CD will not be available until all the physical page sets are sold.

So with that out of the way, here is today's technique. It's called "Breaking News". I saw a card on someones blog but they didn't say what it was or how it was done. SO I thought I would give it my own try and my own version of it. If it is different than on that card I saw posted then that's even better! But if it's the same then I will need to give someone credit, it's only fair! I no longer show the technique page, they all seem to look alike anyway. I thought I would start showing samples of what you can do with the technique. The pages will be make like before just not posted on here. In the web store there will be a group photo of the pages.

To do this technique you obviously need some newspaper. I prefer to head towards the Variety section since some of the words do show through and you certainly wouldn't want to give a get well card to someone with the Obits showing through, see what I mean. Pick and choose the sections of the paper that would best fit the card you are making. You can head to the card for sale part to make a masculine card, that would be SO appropriate! You know what I'm getting at here so we'll move on.

I next embossed my image and heat set it. I brayered on some ink and I did turn it over and brayered ink on the other side just to make the words even darker so the embossed spot would show more. And it did. I cut it to fit my card and that was pretty much it. You can use it as a background or a focal part of your card. There's LOTS of things you can do with this but the main thing is to have fun!

On this card I used Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke and Whisper White card stock. I used the Dotted Swiss embossing folder, the 1-1/4", 1-3/8" and Scalloped Circle Punches. The words are from the Stampin' Up! "Holiday Blitz" set (one of my favorite sets) and Soft Suede ink.

Now I'm off to put together the rest of the pages to this technique. It takes me a while to get the pages done because I'm not just doing one, I'm doing quite a few more and after looking at that same page being done over and over and over again I begin to NOT like the technique!

I will be contacting those of you on my list in the next two days. I need to go into my archives and find the list. My computer had been reformatted since the last time I sent out that list so I will need to hunt it down. Why do people have to make and send out viruses? Isn't there enough going on in life than to have to deal with stuff like that? Anyway, be watching your in box for my email!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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