Thursday, August 1, 2013


The receptionist for my chiropractor is leaving the office for a great job opportunity.  As she’s a bit apprehensive about the new job skills she’ll need to acquire, I thought a little encouragement wouldn’t hurt.  The inside message reads, “Leap . . . and the net will appear”. Once again, my Background Box yielded a wonderful piece of ready-to-use cardstock to set the tone . . .

The technique on this one is quirky but easy and yields gorgeous results.  Lindy’s Starburst Stains come in dauber tops and in addition to gorgeous color, they also contain wonderful glimmer and shine.  You can find them here.  Lindy calls this technique “Moon Lace” and it’s fun to do. 

Here’s how:  mist some watercolor paper and daub on your background colors, blending as you wish.  When dry, lay down a sheet of Stitch Witchery fusible webbing (it has heat-activated stickiness on both sides and is used for interfacing on clothing) onto your background and hold it with an alligator clamp.  Heat until it melts, becomes lacy and almost clear, firm and shiny. 

Now dump on a load of embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat until the powder is melted.  I found great results for this second step by putting this in my toaster oven where there was no blast of air to blow my powder off.  I put my rack to its lowest position, set my oven to broil/toast, left the door open, and with no distractions permitted, watched like a hawk for the 30-or-so seconds it took.   GORGEOUS!

Cardstock:       Generic Mulberry Linen, White, Dull Silver, Marcos Champion
                             Benefit Cover Ribbed White, Watercolor paper
Stamps:             Starving Artistamps Ball Fringe stitched border, Appaloosa “Destiny”
Inks:                   Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Dauber Stains Amaryllis Burgundy,
                            Sweet Violet, ColorBox Frost White, Gelly Roll Clear Star                                
Emb Powder:  B’Muse Deep Indigo, Judikins Opaque White              
Dies/Punches:  Memory Box Grove Branch, Cheery Lynn Hummingbird, Spellbinders
                                Deckled Rectangle Small
Doo Dads:        Burgundy crystal for the bird’s eye, deckled scissors, 1/8” corner rounder,
                                Stitch Witchery Fusible Webbing



1 comment:

  1. Great card Sue! Love that you put it in your toaster oven! haha. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! (Lindy's Stamp Gang)

    Jessica Griffin