Sympathy Card

Below is a sympathy card I made last week for a neighbor.  I used a piece that I had made in June with the Blown Glass like technique and used the Butterfly Punch and the Itty Bitty punches to create my butterfly and flower center pieces.

Blown Glass Thoughts & Prayers Sympathy Card Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio

Here is a close up of the details:

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Blown Glass Technique Sympathy Card Thoughts and Prayers

If you like this card check out directions for my technique HERE.

Thunder Hole Blown Glass Style and A Sneek Peek

Since I am a Maine girl, the images I saw in this picture eminded me of Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. The water rushes in and then explodes against the rock walls. It is fun to watch as long as you abide by the rules in place for your safety.

Stampin' Up! Jeannie Tarrio Thunder Hole Blown Glass Card Lace Ribbon Border Punch

Cardstock: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Whisper White

Ink: Refills same colors

Accessories: Lace Ribbon Border, Medium Window Sheets

I am working on typing up the process on how I arrived at this technique. It is taking longer than I thought, however, I should have it finished tomorrow.

UPDATE:  It is finished!  Click HERE for link.

Just Believe in Butterflies- Monet Style!

A quick and easy card using this blown glass look alike technique. This time I saw Monet-like butterflies and punched them out for the card below:

Stampin' Up! Just Believe Monet Butterflies Jeannine Tarrio

Stamps: Just Believe

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Not Quite Navy and Garden Green

Accessories: Window Sheets, Reinkers and Crystal Effects.

Sneak Peek projects tomorrow!

On the Brink of a Volcano or Stampin’ Fun?

When I was a child, I used to love to lay on the grass and look up at the clouds and "see" different shapes or things. So when I saw Donna's (of Butternut Sage Designs), Blown Glass Technique Cards, I knew it was something I could have "fun" with again. First, I did not purchase her instructions, I just love a challenge and this seemed to be an easy one. Not quite as easy as I imagined, it took several trys until I finally created this image. Which looks more like Donna's Blown Glass Cards that I have seen.

Stampin' Up! Blown Glass Technique Word Play Big Shot

For the fun — what do you "see"? I see lava splashing in to a pool and a branch on fire. I know, I know — I have a vivid imagination and I used artistic license in the colors.



Full Card:

Word Play Stampin' Up! cards Blown Glass Technique image

Another view:

Stampin' Up! cards Jeannine Tarrio Framed Tulips Textured Embossing Folder Big Shot

My earlier tries started with the card below which I posted earlier. Looks more like what is being called the streaky glass technique cards I have seen. This is totally different then the one above and so is the technique.

Stampin' Up! Take a Spin Fabulous Florets Gatefold Card

Close up of the technique detail.

Falbulous Florets Stampin' Up! card Streaky Glass

I have several more different cards using this technique that I will be posting this week. Let me know what you think. Since I do not know how close it is the Blown Glass Technique, maybe I should give it a different name. It's a combination of Reinker Spread, Blowing Bubbles, and Ink, Spray & Mash Techniques.  If you are a customer of mine I will be making a technique card for this and will enclose it with your first online order from the new catalog in July! Club members will get the card at their July club meeting.

Please post a comment below and tell me what you "see".