Saturday, June 12, 2021

Hot Mess Success - Take 23

It's the 12th of June, time to get messy. (insert deer-in-the-headlight look) As you likely recall from previous 12ths, I am not one who likes messes. Not one bit. BUT a challenge is only a challenge if it stretches you, and I'm up for the Hot Mess Success Challenge. 

Barb, Carol, Darlene, Kelly, Terry and I create cards for the Hot Mess Success challenge each month and share them on the 12th. 

It's Anything Goes - as long as there is something messy involved. 

This month I revisited a technique I tried some time ago... adding simple school glue to cardstock, using a plastic card. Once it dried, I blended Antique Linen Distress Ink onto the piece. This time I added another step - I  ran it through an Embossing Folder to give it an aged look. I then blended some more of the ink onto it. The glue gives the piece a waxy smooth finish, which is kind of fun.

Be sure to check out the other Hot Mess gals blogs, too, to see their cards (you'll be WOW'd!)... 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Set: Hero Arts Florals Poppy and Technique Tuesday Lots of Sentiments stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Cougar 110# White, Recollections Black, and SU Cherry Cobbler CS and DP from my scrap file

Embossing Folder: SU Old World Paper 

Ink (for blending): Ranger Distress Antique Linen

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangle and Spellbinders Basic A2 Rectangle

Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor


Jennifrann said...

I really like that antiqued look you got with this technique. Very cool. Fabulous card, Jeanette!

Barb said...

This card is beautiful--I love the antique look and such a pretty flower too!

Carol W said...

Jeannete, I love this card and technique. It gives your card an extra wow factor. This card is so pretty.

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning card Jeanette. loving you gingham around the textured focal point. Love your background, and although I have used glue, I sort of splattered/wiped it on with a piece of acetate - I must try the plastic card next time I do some.
Thanks for the inspiration
Stay safe

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Such a pretty card. The red gingham really helps your flower to pop.

Darlene LeTavec said...

Such a lovely card! I'm going to have to try the glue panel...looks so interesting and fun! I really like the red gingham paper matched to the poppy image!

Lynn McAuley said...

That background looks gorgeous with your beautiful poppy!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this cool card- your background is great and the flower is beautiful!