Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lovely As A Tree Soot Stamping

Hey Everyone! Can you believe it, I'm posting again. I hope none of you have fainted. hehe I am really putting an effort into stamping more. Sometimes it gets put on the back burner, if you know what I mean, but I'm really trying not to do that. I love stamping so much and I find it so therapeutic! It just makes me feel good, so that's why I stamp!!

Anyhoooo I hope you've had a chance to stamp today, too. With this card I decided to do the Soot Technique. I used all Stampin Up products for this A-2 card. The technique instructions can be found in Technique Junkies in the Oct/Nov 2003Isuue of the Technique Junkies Newsletter.

I love this technique, I think it's fun. I used Glossy White card stock, then I sponged on More Mustard ink, and Certainly Celery, before sooting & stamping. After stampimg, I sprayed it with Krylon Fixative, and set it aside to dry. You'll be able to see a hint of color under the soot, when it's all finished.

Next I took More Mustard cardstock and layered it onto Black Cardstock. I then layered Really Rust and Black. I adhered the soot image to the Rust layer. My card base is Certainly Celery C/S, stamped with the retired Weathered background stamp in Basic Black ink.

I used the Black Marker for Faux Stitching and wrapped Copper thin elastic cord around my Image square. I positioned my squares and adhered them down; my card is finished. I'm happy with it. I think I'll have to do some more soot stamping real soon. I'd love to do a class with that technique sometime in the future.

I hope you've enjoyed this and will attempt to do some sooty stamping!! Thanks very much for stopping in today. Please tell me what you think of my card, I'd really love to know! Your comments make my day. Have a wonderful rest of the week, maybe get out your candle and stamping gear, and have some fun!!

Stampin Hugs,


Marilyn Goodrich said...

Beautiful card Ret! Perfect look for that technique :-) Have a great day!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

And your card is so lovely!! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! HUGS

Cheryl said...

Ret this is a wonderful card. I have yet to do this technique. Maybe I will get brave enough one day.

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous---what a stunning result you achieved from that technique! Great job!

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautifully done Ret. Last time I tried that technique, I nearly set myself on fire! teeheehee.