Paper Petunia E-News #190 - Feb. 5, 2017
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I love swaps!!!!  Stay home and engage yourself in swap challenges.  You don't have to go anywhere other than to the post office.  Pretty cool, right?  This was a Fun Stampers Journey consultant swap with my upline and it was so much fun to participate in!!!  Everything about this card screams Fun Stampers Journey with the exception of the Distress inks I used for the background.  That was actually the smoosh technique using an acrylic block. So fun!!!!  You need to give swapping and smooshing a try.


Partial diecutting is so cool, but you do need a Sizzix Silicone Rubber Mat to create the embossed half.  When I was with Dreamweaver Stencils, we always used the rubber mat for dry embossing with stencils...but that's another day...

So, again, we've forgotten more than we know and I thought this was one of those examples of needing a review because of the stacking recipe (that I always forget)!  Click on the photo for the post and video.


Kelly Diemond and I are pleased to officially announce the details of The Art Exchange Mixed Media Group!

Here are the details:
  • We're going to meet once a month on Sundays from 2-4 at the Solvay Library (we are already officially on their event calendar!)
  • The group is FREE, but there will be a nominal materials fee-typically $10 per meeting, which goes directly to the instructor to reimburse for supplies. 
  • I'm hoping some of you might be interested in being a guest teacher? Practice your teaching skills in a new situation?
  • We have the first 3 dates set. Feb. 26, March 26 and April 23rd. All Sundays from 2-4.

It's going to be a great opportunity to both stretch creatively and connect with other like-minded makers in our area-maybe create some new opportunities for yourself and your future?

Woo hoo!!!! It's gonna be good.

Please RSVP to me by Sunday,  Feb. 19th to let us know if you can come on 2/26 so we know how many to plan for.

Below is a sneak of the Rolodex project using the GeliArts Plate!  We'll play around with several pre-diecut Rolodex cards that you will finish at home.  You will also be creating a doodled watercolor card and since February is heart month (and I'm sick to death of winter), we'll get our sketch on and make the adorable card below.


Brayer (if you're not sure what a brayer is, go to Amazon and search "brayer".  I use a 4" size.)
Pencil & Eraser for sketching (I just use a retractable Bic)
1-2 Favorite watercolor brushes (#4, #6) - I will have extras
Fine tip Black Pigma Pen (05), Copic Multi Liner or Micron Pen
Items will be added as the list finalizes
I like the idea of making two cards in the same colors.  There's more I could do to these cutie patootie cards, but they are meant to be quick and fun and then move on.
I dropped the black inkpad right in the middle of this card and that is the story of how the 'together' label word was born!!!
Here's the card we will be creating!  You can add your own style of doodled flower or you can follow my design.  Everything on this card is doodled with the exception of the sentiment, which was a stamp.  There's lots of fun elements on this card that I hope will inspire you!

Casing a Sympathy Card on Pinterest
Sadly, I needed to make a sympathy card this week and found a lovely card on Pinterest that I just had to try re-creating.  No directions were linked to the card so I think I figured it out pretty well.  I will be putting a tutorial up on my blog soon.  This card can be really any occasion and color scheme.  This is just a prototype because the painter's tape tore the card panel as I was removing it.  I can't wait to try this in other colors!  The Pinterest link is embedded in the card photo.

Have a pleasant week!


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