This is today’s card.
I created the strips with a “white wash emboss resist” technique I devised while messing around.
So it sounds all fancy, schmanzy complicated, but it really wasn’t.
I embossed the herringbone pattern (from a Studio Calico & Hero Arts stamp set) with clear ink and clear embossing powder on a super bright strips of cardstock. Then I brushed a white pigment ink pad all over the strips. I didn’t quite get the strips fully covered so I used a waterbrush to dilute the color and further spread the white ink. Once I did that, I patted the ink dry with a paper towel and used the same paper towel to remove the ink from the embossed areas.
The end result: more muted, more pretty strips of cardstock. I love the look and can’t wait to try this technique again.
Speaking of it being a new day, I have some news.
I am continuing on in the journey of being a Go-to Gal for Paper Crafts magazine. Susan’s talking about it today on Paper Crafts Connection. Check it out to find who else is continuing on. And check it out tomorrow to see who is joining us on the Go-to Gal journey. (Congrats, mystery girls! Welcome back and welcome!)
Let’s be real honest for a minute and share something deep from within my soul: I have had sat on this post for days, struggling with just what to say. Super excited here to continue on, but I’m also really going to miss working in this way with Julie, Windy and Jennifer. Just like Maren, Jess and Kim H. (also retired Go-to Gals), each of them have a special place in my heart. Possibly one of the coolest things about being a Go-to Gal is the friendships you build along the way with the other G2Gs. You really get to know each other, and it makes it an extra-special experience. Thanks, girls, for being you. Remember, you are stuck with me… forever and ever… like totally. (And consider yourself warned, mystery girls. Yes, that was an evil laugh.)
I feel the need to say getting to do this is something I never dreamed I’d do…. or really aspired to do. Let alone continue to get to do.
Back before there were Go-to Gals, there were Paper Crafts Pros. I knew them all. (You guys know Nichole, right? Yeah, I thought so. She was one of them.). These girls were crazy awesome crafters. Really on top of things. They had this special spark about them.
I never ever thought for a minute I’d have the opportunity to do something like what they did. I mean, they were AWESOME! And I definitely was not one of them.
So you can imagine my surprise when I was invited to try out to become a Go-to Gal. (In my head it was something like: “Really, guys? You must be thinking you sent this to some other Teri, not this one.”) And then you can imagine my surprise when I was actually asked to be one after a rather long, drawn-out, try-out process. (In my head… again: “What???!!!! No… freaking… way. No one else was available, right? Yeah. That’s what I thought.”) And you can imagine my surprise now at being asked again. (Again. The head: “Shut up, people. You know someone is going to jump out and say I’m being punked. OK, Ashton Kutcher. Come out now. Say it. Lay it on me.”)
So, yeah, shockers seem to happen a lot around these parts.
I just want to say thank you to the editors from Paper Crafts for seeing something in me I never saw in myself and for continuing to see something in me. I appreciate you tremendously.
I really am just a girl who likes to make stuff. And I am glad to be a part of the crafting community and hang out with other crafters.
Thanks for being here today.