Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Earthquake Cards

I was going through my stash, pulling some things out to give to a friend and came across this beautiful wisteria flowers from Anna Griffin from many moons ago.  They were on a 12x12 sheet and I just fell in love with them.  I cut them into manageable sizes and then put them away.  Until now.  I am calling these my earthquake cards because I was up (way too late, like 1:35am) creating them when the ground began to shake.  I am not native to CA, but I have become accustomed to them.  They aren't so bad, especially this one.  It was a 4.4.  It's strong enough to get your attention but not too strong to knock things off the wall.  It lasted maybe 10 seconds and then done. 

I was trying some new techniques to me.  I wanted to try 3 different ways using ink and embossing folders.  I love this folder I used.  I don't know the name, but it's certainly appropriate.  This first one, I embossed just plain while cs and ran the stamp pad over the raised edges.  It's the lightest of the three.

This next one is where I rubbed the ink pad on the raised impressions on the embossing folder, put white CS in folder.  The ink transferred to the cs.  It turned out lovely.

This last one I did the opposite of the embossing folder, rubbed the ink pad on the depressed impressions, put white CS in folder.  It definitely looks different.

I had a lot of fun playing with this technique.  It's nice seeing the same card side by side.  I chose sympathy cards since I didn't have a one! 

Thanks for stopping by!    Traci


  1. Great use of your stash! Pretty cards. I'm trying to do more of that these days too!

  2. Traci you must live near by because we felt it too. I was sound asleep.
    Love your new techniques and gorgeous flowers . Beautiful sympathy cards!