Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Company day 2

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Lesson Learned Featured August 14
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Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 17

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My first card I used a modified technique I found on SplitCoastStampers.  I didn't have any ink refills so I just sprayed my water color paper with my mister, rolled my brayer into 3 colors of Distress ink.  I then dried it for a short bit with my heat gun.  While still a bit damp I crumpled it up several times (careful wet paper tears easily).  I then took Gathered Twigs Distress ink and rubbed it on the high spots.  Took my ribbon iron and smoothed the card stock out and dried it the rest of the way.  I then stamped the Sunflowers from the set Bring On The Sun in Versamark and used Copper Embossing powder.  I then stamped and colored then cut out 2 of the bee's and attached them to the sentiment that was mounted on pop dots! 
My second card using DP run through the Cuttlebug using Embossing folders to give dimension, some stretchy burlap ribbon.  I colored my sunflower the reds you see (found these when googling sunflowers to get the right colors) and went with it, rich and Autumn-y no?

That's it, easy peasy! ;)

Now go check out my girls and see what they have going on today, I'm sure it's WAY OUT BEAUTIFUL!








 

25 comments:

  1. Wow, KJ, I didn't know sunflowers got red! Love the autumn feel of your cards! Beautiful!

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  2. What an interesting technique on that first card! And your red sunflower is just lovely.

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  3. Wonderful technique on your first card. The color of the sunflower on the second is awesome. Love your ribbon, too...very eyecatching cards and sooooooo pretty.

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  4. Both cards are awesome. Super neat technique on the first with a gorgeous outcome.

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  5. Both are stunning and gorgeous! :) Janis

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  6. two cool techniques! burlap ribbon is great. where did you find it?
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. love love it, love the coloring and the burlap..its just perfect...KtsAngels

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  8. Ist card has a great antique look. Love the color of the sunflower on the second card. Very eye catching.

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  9. This BEE likes the Bee & sunny cards. Especially like the burlap for texture used.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. KelliJo,
    Both cards are beautiful - but the first one is really awesome - that technique turned out very cool! And, I love the reds on the flower in your second card - lovely.

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  11. KelliJo--what GREAT cards!!! Love them both, but if I had to choose, I think the 2nd card MAY be my fav, but not positive LOL. TFS

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  12. LOve both of the gorgeous card and the rich color tones you used - The deep red on the flower was especially striking!

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  13. Fabulous cards; love the colors on both and the details. Thanks for sharing

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  14. Great technique on the first and I like the color and burlap on the second.

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  15. WOW! I love the super distressed card!

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  16. 2 great cards - cutting bees was a bit of an effort! The flower on the second is gorgeous

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  17. Beautiful cards! The flower looks wonderful in that deep color!

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  18. Wow both card are stunning. I love the frame and ribbon. TFS AJ-

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  19. What fantastic autumn colours on both cards, love the distressing, cheers Linda

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  20. Wow both cards are awesome! I was at a farmer's market yesterday and saw a sunflower that color! It was awesome and so are these projects!

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  21. What a background, I keep forgetting how easy it can be.

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  22. That sounds like a lot of steps for the first card, but the effect is absolutely amazing!! I will have to try that!

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  23. Great cards, but your first one is over the top amazing!!! Love the vintage look!!

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