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Thursday, December 15, 2011


Hey there, are you ready for another Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peek / Blog Hop?  I know I am!  *grin*  This first card uses two stamp sets...well, actually one set and one single...Love in the Air and Spilling over.  Last month I learned this really cool technique from Just Us Girls Challenge Blog called Ghosting.  I made a Christmas card with the technique and I couldn't wait for this release so I could try it with the hot air balloons!  It's such a cool effect and I'm a sucker for sponging!  The only thing I did different than in the SCS tutorial (link is in the Details section below), is that I heat set white craft ink on Neenah card stock before sponging (I haven't tried VersaMark on glossy paper...yet).  Oh, I also masked and sponged the blue sky on the Copic colored balloon so it would blend in with the background before it was fussy cut and popped up on foam.

Here's the inside...

Copic coloring:

Hot air balloon:  R29, R27, R24, R22, R85, R83, R81, W3, W1, W00  Inside image:  BG0000, BG70, W3, W1, W00, R29, R27, R24, R22, R85, R83, R81, RV02, RV00, RV000, RV0000

STAMPS:  OCL's Love in the Air, Spilling Over (enter the code "checkusout" to receive 20% off your entire purchase at Memories of Time)
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; SU Real Red; Bo Bunny A Gift of Love Crush Cutie Pie
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White Craft ink
ACCESSORIES:  Copic coloring; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Picot Edge Circles; Die-namics Cloud Trio; heat tool; sponges; craft mat; paper snips; SU Dimensionals; Star Dust Stickles; seam binding; Mini Mister (water); Micro Glue Dots; Pebbles Pearl Pin; Halcraft Bliss Beads; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Masking; Sponging; Ghosting; fussy cutting

I've got one more project I want to share with you that uses another single called Mr. Knight?  The sentiment says "One day my prince will come...until then I've got chocolate" and the treat bag is filled with Cherry Cordial Hershey's Kisses.  I wish you could see this one in person though...the pic just doesn't do it justice!

Copic coloring:

Knight: E02, E00, R59, R46, R43, C6, C4, C2, W3, W1, W00, C3, C1, C00  Flower (heart): YG23, YG17, R59, R46, R43  Sky:  R0000, 0  Foliage:  R59, YG23, YG17, YG63, YG03

STAMPS: OCL's Mr. Knight? (enter the code "checkusout" to receive 20% off your entire purchase at Memories of Time)
PAPER: Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic, shiny silver (not sure of the actual name); SU Cherry Cobbler
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES: Copic coloring; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Classic Heart, Classic Scalloped Heart, Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp; Die-namics Rolled Rose, Mini Rolled Rose; Magnolia DooHickeys Rose Leaf Die; EK Sucess scalloped edge punch; paper snips; Punch Bunch tool kit; computer mouse pad; ribbon from my stash (colored with R59); The Twinery Stone, Charcoal twine; Colorbok Vintage Metal Key; Creative Memories square punch; Mini Glue Dots; Zots; Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist; Quilled Creations Slotted Tool; Glossy Accents; Big Shot; Cuttlebug diamond plate embossing folder; Star Dust Stickles; SU Dimensionals; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S): Out-of-the-Box With a Nestie
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  3 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" high x 2 1/4" deep (bag only...does not include cellophane treat bag)

That's all I have for you today...don't forget to leave some love on all of the participating Design Team blogs, OCL Blog and OCL's Facebook page (both Thursday and Friday) for a chance to win an awesome blog candy prize bundle!  Bundle, you ask?  Four lucky winners will receive one full stamp set plus one single.  How cool is that!?!  You can leave comments up until midnight on Friday, December 16th (Pacific time) / 3am Saturday, December 17th (Eastern time) and still be considered for the candy.  Winners will be announced early next week on the OCL blog.  Good luck and I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Here's a list of participating go forth and sneak some peeks! 

OCL Blog
Kendra Wietstock
Lori Tecler
Tammie Edgerton - that's me!
Broni Holcombe

Debbie Fisher
Carolyn King
Lori Barnett
Debbie Corbari
Lisa Eisner
Stephanie Serrano
Amber Hillman
Meredith Winston
Joy Stagg
Michelle Pearson
Dawn Barrett
Melissa Cash
Latrice Murphy
Deb Felts
Thanks for stopping by!   Knight 


Debbie said...

OMW I wish I had a smidgeon of your talent girl! You have knocked my socks off!

SwedeGee said...

Hopping along and enjoying the different techniques with the stamps. Love your coloring.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! Awesome coloring! I love your box too.

Deb said...

Loved learning about the way you used this technique...what a fabulous result! And I love your knight! Gorgeous coloring!

Cassie said...

These are all so great, Tammie! I love that ghosting technique you used :D

Kendra said...

AMAZING! Your work is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for all you do!

Dawn Mercedes said...

amazing showcase of ideas!!

~Michelle~ said...

great technique with the balloon card and love your box...sweet! :)

Broni said...

WOW! Both of these are absolutely fabulous, Tammie!!!

Carolyn King said...

seriously..your coloring always wows me! Beautiful. LOVE the treat bag and that card is amazing. love the silhouettes in the bg!

eddie said...

awesome techniques!!

Dori said...

Adorable cards! Really like that Ghosting technique...will have to go and check out the tutorial. Thanks for the link.

Scrap2day said...

The ghosting technique made me look twice! I've got to try that! so so cool!
And I've already fallen in love with the knight :o)lol.. I just love the deep tones you used on the bag..Beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

What great projects! Your coloring is just fabulous. Love that blue background piece with the faint images on it. Just beautiful!

Melissa Cash said...

Great card and gift bag Tammie! I really like the ghosting technique on the hot air balloon card.

Diana said...

Wow, your card is amazing. So great. What a wodnerful use of those images. Well but your gift bag is cute, too. love that Mr. knight

Joy said...

love these!

amazonmother said...

OMGosh! I
LOVE both of these cards! Fabuloso!!!!

sharon g said...

the knight is my favorite!

B. Poteraj said...

I like the shadows.

lisa808 said...

Awesome--love the ghosting technique with the hot air balloon! The Mr. Knight gift bag is super.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Tammie - I am in total awe!!! Your first creation is unbelievably gorgeous!!! STUNNING and truly inspiring!!

Love them both!!

Crafty Hugs!

Lori said...

Love these, Tammie! The technique you used with the hot air balloon set is so cool!

Candy S. said...

Wow! I love the ghosting technique you used and the treat box is great!

zehra said...

Lovely card, love the packaging, the knight is perfect

Carol said...

Great projects! I love seeing all the new sets in action!

Carol B

Sue D said...

Fabulous creations and I like the ghosting technique.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Gale said...

Knocked these out of the ball park Tam!
Love both.

Amber (bambi64) said...

Love the hot air balloon card, Tammie! And the little bag is too cute. Great job.

Joan V said...

Wow, awesome projects. I love the candy container. Love your coloring.
The balloon card is great. Love the inside, too. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...


Lillian Child said...

Can I just say WOW???


Lori Barnett said...

I just love looking at all your designs!

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