Good Friday morning!  When you are reading this, I’ll be at the doctor with Mallory hoping that we finally found out what is wrong with her.  Bless her little heart . . . she just hasn’t felt well for so long and I hope we get some answers today.

In answer to a few questions yesterday, YES we were able to find out the grandbaby’s sex, but I am sworn to secrecy!  There are a few men in the family who don’t want to know . . . . so we women have to remain silent and keep all our purchases hidden until the big day . . . which is, according to her due date, October 26.  We get to add one more October baby to the family . . . that will make my aunt, me, Mallory and baby!

Did I tell you how much I LOVE The Queen’s Ink!  The store is fabulous and so much fun to shop.  Well YES I had to fill a basket!  I found a few new stamps while I was browsing around, and I used one of them for today’s card.

Now this card is all about techniques.  As you can tell, I’ve not grown tired of the Faux Batik yet . . . you might have, but I haven’t and I’m still playing.  Actually when I saw this background stamp (Garden Background from Stampendous) that was the first thing that came to mind . . . Faux Batik.


The image, the paper, the flowers and the ribbon were all colored with Twinkling H2Os.  It’s been a very long time since I’ve pulled them off the shelf, so I thought – – why not?  We are playing with techniques and all!  Of course, the image was embossed in clear and then when dry the embossing was ironed away (Faux Bleach/Batik Technique).  Colors of Twinks used were Apple Blossom, Fern, Sweet Lavender, and Caribbean Mist.

For the background (and because I couldn’t find just the right paper) I made my own by misting a piece of mixed media paper with water and then dumping some water from the Twinkling H2O cups.  The paper was misted again and then dried with a heat tool.


You can barely make out some of the shimmer of the Twinks on the papers.  The seam binding was dyed by misting the pot with water then dumping it out on the craft sheet and misting the color with more water.  They actually worked better than I thought.


Before the flowers were die cut, the paper was painted with the same Twinks.  Can you see the shimmer on the leaves?

This is the image after it was initially water colored:


Pretty bright for me, so I added a light sponging of Antique Linen Distress Ink over the top to town it down a bit.

That’s all for now.  Thanks for stopping by today and remember to enjoy the adventures that come your way!


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8 Responses to “Techniques–It’s all about the Techniques!”

  1. Gorgeous card. Love the colors that you have used. I love the seam binding and those flowers are pure perfection. Congratulations!!! and good luck to you grandma. TFS!!! 😀

  2. Love it. Love how you colored the background paper and the seam binding….. THAT is so me (dumping the water onto craft sheet, etc…)

    Sending prayers.

  3. So glad to see you use H2o paint pots; I’ll have to unpack mine, whenever we finally settle in Colorado, and try the faux batik technique. Congratulations and happy wishes becoming a grandmother; it’s wonderful being one!

  4. Gorgeous card, Sherry.

  5. Your card’s beautiful!!!
    I hope you do indeed get answers for Mallory today – will keep you both in my prayers.

  6. Beautiful card – TFS grandma!! Hope all goes well for Mallory today. Will be thinking of you and your family.

  7. Mmmm…pretty…and I love the background!

  8. Pretty card Sherry, I’ve recently dug my twinks out too, they are so highly pigmented, you forget how far they go. Congratulations on becoming a Grandma, and I hope Mallory gets better soon.

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