Monday, April 19, 2010

There She Goes Swap Card

My friend Michele L. over on SCS is hosting a There She Goes swap. You can read about it HERE. She introduced me to TSG with a set that she helped design, Chemistry. Michele is a chemistry teacher. I guess it was very popular, because TSG came out with a companion set, Chem. 101. Science geek that I am, I had to have both sets, plus a cute little Halloween set. But once I signed up for the swap, I was stumped. What to do? I was procrastinating one day and looking at the Resources page over at SCS for something entirely different, when I ran across the tutorial "Heated Pearls". I have done this technique before and I love it. I thought it would be great for the Chemistry set. I proceeded to make some BGs. Then, because Pearl-Ex looks so wonderful on black, I embossed the image and sentiment in white and colored the image with Pearl-Ex. Keep in mind, before we had Twinkling H2O's, if you wanted to watercolor with Pearl-Ex, you had to mix it with gum arabic and let it harden--presto, Twinkling H2O's! So that's what the test tubes are colored with. I then embellished with SU ribbon and brads in Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore (GG is going away this year--boo-hoo!) and popped everything up on dimensionals. I kept the LO very basic. Sentiment reads: If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate. That cracks me up! My DH's fave was "We do things in the lab that would be illegal in your garage". He very briefly had a home brew hobby. Oh, well enough rambling! Have a great day!

8 comments:

Michele L. said...

Amy,
I love it! the background just looks like a huge chemical spill... but prettier!

thanks for joining my swap

Banu said...

WOW Amy..this card turned out Gorgeous... Mine looks pretty simple compared to it. This background idea was best for this stamp set :) Great.

Rebecca said...

The background you made is awesome! And the white embossing on the black is perfect. I'm glad that I'm not the only procrastinator in swaps ;)

Chris said...

this is beyond fabulous! love that BG, it IS perfect with this stamp set...to freakin cute!

Angela said...

Wow, this background rocks! This is a very cool card...I love the shimmer!

Sue from Oregon said...

This technique is perfect for this set...wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my blog today...I always love new visitors!

Jen A said...

That background rocks big time! Awesome card!

Susan said...

What a fantastic idea for this card!! It's gorgeous!