Saturday, March 14, 2009

Etsy Inspired fun!

I am so excited - Pez-A-Doodle is sponsoring the Etsy Inspired challenge this week! YAY! i only recently discovered this challenge and have been emailing back n forth with ashley ever since and i just think she is SUCH a sweetie! so I am so happy to have a chance to sponsor a prize for her challenge as I think she does a tremendous thing getting some etsy shops a little exposure! i LOVE to shop on etsy! The prize is a $20 gift certificate to my website and ashley also has a coupon posted so head over there and have a look!

This week's featured shop is TR Mack and wow i had just tons of ideas for this one - BUT only time to create one so here it is:

the main panel is a little trick i learned from tim holtz's class at CHA. i cut the flower out on my cricut and then glued it to a piece of cardstock. i ran that through my xyron putting the sticky ON THE FRONT and then covered it with heavy duty tin foil. i used a large paper blending stump to smooth the tin foil down and get the design to show through really well. next i alcohol inked it really well. then i sanded lightly and brushed over the flower with staz on ink.

the background is the double cuttlebug technique i learned over on debbie's die cuts. i added larger inked circles with various objects on my table like the end of a pen.

i used this week's SCS sketch challenge for the layout.

and now off to finish prepping for class tonight! can't wait to see everyone!

be sure to tune in tomorrow when i announce the next studio G challenge!

don't forget tomorrow is the last day to submit for the design team call!


  1. This is fabulous Marti, unfortunately I'm not entering you to win the prize. ;) I really like how you did the background and that cool foil effect! Awesome card! Thanks so much for playing along and of course for sponsoring!

  2. Awesome card, Marti, it's stunning!
    Hugs, Christine :)

  3. Marti, what a FUN technique used in this card! wow - and the look is gives the card is totally great!

  4. Awesome card, Marti, it's stunning!!1!the look is gives the card is totally great!!!!thanks...
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