Monday, August 10, 2009
Another Michelle Zindorf Inspired Card
At our Stamping Around CT event, the marvelous Ms. Gina K sent over a coupon for everyone at the class to receive a free $19.95 stamp set! How cool is that! See what great things happen at the Stamping Around events. :-) Don't miss the next one, which is coming up in a about a month in Vermont! Anyway, I digress...(I'm good at that!) I finally got around to cleaning my stamp room and found my coupon under a pile of cardstock. Well who can resist a free stamp set?! I don't have any Gina K stamps and was excited to receive a set from her...This one, Tree Silhouettes, jumped out at me because I knew it would be perfect for creating those fabulous Michelle Zindorf inspired cards! My stamps arrived today and I wasted no time in getting inky! I decided to tackle today's project with my five-year old and as proof that not only are Michelle's tutorials easy to follow but her techniques are easy (well easy but getting it to really look like Michelle's beautiful work is another story) to re-create, I'm sharing my oldest creation. Isn't that great? He did the entire thing all by himself. He took Michelle's sponging advice "leave a small white space in the center of your card" quite literally and enjoyed telling me how much better his work was than mine. Wow - tough crowd! He then abandoned his work, deciding instead that using my SU! ink pads as a pretend camera was more fun. (The kid has quite an imagination!) Well I digress yet again...For this card I followed one of Michelle's tutorials step by step. I need to seriously work on my hill effects though! The one thing I always struggle with is that she sometimes sponges black ink around the edges of the finished piece. Every time my sponge hits the cardstock with black ink I cringe. It seems so dark and I am always convinced that I just ruined my card. However, if you keep going you'll notice how much depth it adds when you're finished. I love it! Thanks Michelle for sharing your amazing tutorials and beautiful work! And hey...would you look at that...a decent card photo! :-) Turns out the natural light found outside on my deck is a darn good way to get a good photo! So if you get a lousy photo, you'll know it's raining in New England! :-) Enjoy and have a wonderful Tuesday!