Friday, May 14, 2010

Primaliscious Cards....

Wow, so my day began at 3:30 am with a task that I ASSUMED would be a simple one....but turned out to be far from it!!! My daughter and hubby are headed to Maryland for his middle daughters wedding....we did the usual...called AAA to get a Triptik and maps...ALL LOOKED GOOD. So, this AM I was going to print out directions from the hotel to the place the wedding is being held, simple enough.... To my surprise...there are TWO BOONSBOROs in MD....can you believe it....and guess what the Triptik was to the WRONG ONE....which was over 3 hours away from the right one. Boy am I glad I checke as they would have been TOTALLY lost and would have missed tonights rehearsal....SOOOOO needless to say...I SAVED THE DAY and the trip!! I keep calling to check and see how they are doing as my wonderful daughter is not the best navigator in the world!!!

So, as I was up SSSSSSSOOOOOO early I decided to create a few cards as my card stash is getting a bit low!! Here is the first one I created.....Prima Gunge-o-lisciousness!!! I had sooo much fun with this one and it's very simple!!

The bow is made out of a torn piece of muslin....papers and flowers are by none other that the amazing PRIMA!! Add a little Gesso, Distress inks and my toooo gooo tooo TOOL....the DISTREZZ  IT ALL! and I have to say....I love the effect I got after I inked the base Bazzill card then ran it through the Distrezz it All, how it exposed the lighter color!!

Card number two....I wanted to get a little cutsie with this one...step away from my dark grungy colors.

I never can quite get away from the grungy inky look though....but this was fun!! with all the pink and pearls going on!!

Lastly, here is card number three......I went a little MIST happy to say the least!! but something cool happened that I really liked...after I punched and sprayed the PRIMA paper with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, I dried it with my heat tool....and it curled on the edges...which I decided I really liked!!!

The center, part of an Innoscence Flower has been colored with Dried Marigold Reinker Mixture...I sprayed it with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist then dipped the petals into pool of Reinker Mixture I had on my Craft Mat. Wetting the flower helped the Reinker Mixture to wick up into the petals nicely!!

Well I'm off to make a phone call to see how the "Travelers" progress is going!! Have a great weekend!!

PS....the Reinker Mixture is made by adding one dropper full of Distress Reinker Ink into a Mini Mister, adding the Perfect Pearls of your choice and then filling most of the remainder of the Mini Mister with water. You don't want to fill it to the top because when you put the sprayer WILL overflow!! Shake it up and away you go.....I love making these as they match the inks I use on my creations....a nice touch!!


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TanishaRenee said...

these are very Primalicious, Lynne!! beautiful cards!!

Jodi said...

Gorgous cards!!! the grungy one on top is my favorite!! ;)

Leah's Crafty Life said...

Omigosh.. such a good thing you checked!! That place in MD sounds familiar.. I can't place WHY though in my memory banks. ;)
Your cards are sensational.. I have a hard time stepping away from the grungy inked look too.. no way I could choose a favorite.. Ok, I lied.. the bright colors in the 2nd card speak to me. Love them!!

2amscrapper said...

gorgeous cards!

Kateyed said...

Really cool! I love the look of "pretty" with your grungy look! It works! Anxious to look at the rest of young things.

We are mother/daughter team from Minnesota. We are only a couple months old and would love to have you come and visit our new blog.

We really aren't all about our jewelry, though we are busy with jewelry for a fair right now. Mostly about our life and loves!


CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow Lynn great cards! You will get two entries for making a card for my Vintage card challenge! Thanks for playing.