Friday, August 16, 2013

Playing with Sprays

Happy Friday everyone! I've been playing along with the Unity Stamp Co. Itty Bitty a Day Challenge on Facebook this week and decided to finish it all off by playing with my new Heidi Swapp template I snagged with a birthday certificate (thanks again, Kristen!!).

I wanted CAS, shimmery, and FAST. My first attempt is still drying (bit too much spray, perhaps too thin cardstock) but this one came out, I think, pretty cute.

Shimmer and shine in the early morning light
Little hexagons dancing across the front...hehe, with the edge of the template visible as well. I rolled with it, and made the mental note to cover areas I don't want glitzed better next time. The 'thanks' is an unpackaged Itty Bitty I have which is, well, awesomely versatile.

Pardon my iffy lighting, but the sun wasn't quite up yet when I was snapping these before work. Oops.

Top view to see the overall effect
The dots in the hexes are from my rolling a paper towel roll over the sprayed area to pick up the extras. It came out so neat!

Thank you everyone for your comments via the blog post & Facebook about my 'Not Quite Perfect...' card. I love the change-up ideas, and the ones that basically told me to lighten up. Sometimes we crafters just need to hear that!

I'm also linking up to Friends with Flair today! Happy Crafting!


  1. Great CAS design, Jen. The paper towel gave a great added texture.

  2. Great card---love that texture! Paper towel, huh?? Must try!

  3. Your card is lovely!! Gorgeous effect with the inking techniques.

  4. What a lovely card, I especially like the extra texture~thanks for explaining how you did that!

  5. I really love the glimmery shadowy effect! Cool.

  6. Cool Beans! What a great CAS card, love the effect you achieved!

  7. I love the texture from the paper towel. Yeah, we're usually our own worst critics.

  8. Very cool look Jen. And I like the dots in there too. How neat. :)

  9. I love the effect of your stenciled hexagons and your not covering the edges actually makes it look like a note paper on your card front. Love it!


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