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Monday, August 15, 2011

Color Me Card on Yellow

I finally decided to try some of my Color Me paper from Hot Off the Press.  I have a terrible time using papers like this because I don't want to use them up!  I decided to try the leaf motif since I need to get busy on Thanksgiving cards (and because it was my least favorite of the bunch so I was more willing to sacrifice it!).

The most important thing I learned was that I need to buy some more make-up sponges!  I really didn't like applying the stamp pad directly to the paper as I didn't have as much control as I wanted.  I started out using my dove blender pen with stamp pads to color in the leaves and acorns.  This took FOREVER!  I then came at the rest of it with stamp pads - and a little chalk.  I tried spritzing it with water to see if that would let me blend the colors better, but all that did was make the paper soft enough that I started rubbing some of the finish off!  Bottom line, make up sponges would have been much better.  However, what I ended up with wasn't too bad.  I don't have a picture of the paper itself when it was finished, but this is the first of 6 cards I made from it.  I DO think I could get addicted to this paper. It's a lot of fun once you figure out the little tricks.

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