Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Early one morning, just as the sun was rising...

I heard a maiden singing in the valley below. (Blog candy surprise to the first commenter who guesses why that's been stuck in my head for weeks now.)

The dogs got me up early this morning, so I figured I'd knock out a card that's been rattling around in my head for a while. I saw a card set using the emboss-resist technique with Twinkling H2Os the other day, and really wanted to try it.



Heat embossing is the very first technique I learned in stamping - it's surprisingly versatile, since it creates images that resist other mediums (like when you use a wax crayon on an Easter egg before you dye it). I love using Twinkling H2Os as well - they have just a little shimmer, which is why the photos came out a little weird - the color isn't actually that teal, it's just the reflection of the flash on the shimmer.



I painted the watercolors over the embossed menorah - very simple and quick - and attached some silver-edged ribbon to a strip of silver shimmer paper from Papertrey. I punched out the sentiment with my 1 3/4" circle punch (same punch I use for my JustRite monogram stamper), and edged it with a Pentel silver gel pen. (Even though this is a terrible photo, I included it because it's the truest to the actual color of the paint - that gorgeous royal blue.)



This is the finished cardfront - I didn't attach it to anything for now - I'll pick a base to put it on later. The sentiment circle is popped up on Pop Dots to give it a little dimension.

12 comments:

FUMCCMissions said...

Isn't that the song they sing in Pollyanna, the old Hayley Mills one, where they keep going up by like 5ths until they're singing ridiculously high? But since I don't think it's terribly likely that Pollyanna comes on HBO, I'm going to guess that y'all sing it in your Sun. night choir as a warmup or something.

-Abbey-

Bonnie said...

Good guesses, but nope.

Mrs. T said...

OMG, I am feeling the pressure. since you won my contest I totally HAVE to win yours or I'll die of embarrassment.
I'm guessing Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

BTW. Love the card. My favorite part is the painted blue part I LOVE the uneven edges with all the straight lines of the card. Super Chic.

Bonnie said...

'Tis not Monty Python - I thought you'd have the best chance of knowing what it is. You've got the nationality right, at least (sort of).

Mrs. T said...

Frack! I wanna win.

Mrs. T said...

Sarah Brightman?

Bonnie said...

Newp.

Mrs. T said...

Aw, Dammit.

Bonnie said...

Ok, hint because it's driving me nuts that no one's gotten it yet: It has a very tenuous connection to Dr. Horrible.

FUMCCMissions said...

Ok so a googling of "'early one morning just as the sun was rising' Joss Whedon" brought up some stuff about Buffy. So... warm? I guess that's no longer considered cheating...

Abbey

Bonnie said...

Googling is never cheating... unless you're taking a test where you're not supposed to Google. I love Google. Google is my friend. You shall receive a prize when you least expect it! Or, you know, in a couple of days when I get it together and get it to you.

Bonnie said...

And Em, there's a little "good guess" prize on its way for you.