Grow A Dream

Saturday, June 4, 2011




This week's MIM is Cracked Glass!  Not a new technique, but one that is fun to revisit. Heather made a really beautiful set of floral cards.  I decided to use this technique on the watering can to give it an aged look, like it has been left outside all year long.  I stamped it with grey ink, but didn't get the color that I wanted for the tin.  Following the stamped image as my guide, I used my grey copics to color and shade the can.  After that, I "flicked" alcohol onto the colored image to get a mottled look.  Layers and layers of clear embossing powder later, I cracked and inked the watering can.  Looks a little old and rusty I think :) 

I stamped the background with the house from Boards and Beams to represent the dream of home ownership.  Tuck a gift card in the seed packet and it's the perfect gift for someone purchasing a new home!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Cardstock: PTI White, Rustics White, Kraft, Black Bitty Box Basics
Stamps: PTI Autumn Abundance, Boards and Beams, Garden Variety
Ink: Memento Black, Brown, and Grey, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Other: Copics, Garden Variety Die, Seed Packet Die, Twine, Fiskars Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

20 comments :

  1. Ooh..this looks cool, Kara. I love how you used the technique on the can AND the gift card in their is brilliant. Really pretty card!

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  2. I really like this. I never thought about using those flowers. Very pretty card.

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  3. I love this Kara. How smart to use the Autumn Abundance stamps. I wonder if any of the others will fit into that sweet watering can? Very smart idea. I love how weathered the can looks too.

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is fab! Now I need Autumn Abundance. :D Love those flowers in the watering can!!

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  5. Oh wow, what a lovely creation, I especially love this little pocket, very creative!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! Off to see more of you beautiful work now! : )

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  6. OMG, this is so fabulous! Love how the watering can came out and the flowers from Autumn Abundance work so well.

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  7. This is a gorgeous card Kara, sunflowers always make me smile and your card has definitely done that..hugs!

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  8. This is so beautiful!! LOVE your coloring and the cracked glass! Love the sunflowers in the can!

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  9. Great job! I especially like the sunflowers in the watering can.

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  10. This is a brilliant card, Kara. Love how you added the sunflowers to the weathered watering can, turned the seed packet into a gift card holder, and stamped the house subtly in the background. How perfect for new homeowners!

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  11. What a great idea , and I love the background you stamped. This is a great card,Kara.

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  12. So special! I love the subtle background!! Pairing Autumn Abundance with Garden Variety is SO smart and chi... really beautiful, Kara!!

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  13. Kara this is gorgeous! I love the flowers! The pocket for the gift card is such a great idea! Love it!

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  14. Goodness, this is darling! You've added so many fun details to this card. Love the watermark houses on the background and the gift card tucked into the seed packet. So fabulous!

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  15. Very cool watering can. Your card is wonderful.

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  16. Wow, what an absolutely fabulous card (and idea for the watering can - the colouring, the cracking, the filling with the sunflowers, the background stamping....). So creative!

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  17. Kara.....I think you did a great job with making your watering can "old" looking! This technique looks great used here! You never cease to amaze me!! Beautiful job!

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