1/4/2017

I worked all evening on my quest to become Jennifer McGuire.  I made a bunch of cards using her monochromatic ink technique and they came out really great.  I’m so happy that my first attempt is a success.  I worried that I’d have to scrap the whole idea of becoming Jennifer McGuire in early January, and that’s no way to start the year.

I found another of her videos that I’ll be working on tomorrow.  This becoming Jennifer is not easy, let me tell you.  I hope everyone reading this and watching my videos will realize that this is all in jest.  I just want to improve my card making skills and this is the path I’ve chosen to do it on.  I wouldn’t want anyone to think I’m obsessing about Jennifer.  I think she’s a great card maker, but have no aspirations to actually become her.  I felt the need to clarify my “becoming Jennifer McGuire” idea, as I didn’t want anyone to think I am crazy obsessed with her.  I might be a little bit crazy, but I’m definitely not obsessed.

Tomorrow, I think I’ll work on an ink layering technique that she does that looks really fun.  No, it doesn’t require the Vagabond, but I think you’ll be really impressed with the results if they work well.

Now to some sad news.  I was working with the MISTI on the multiple card projects today and used a stamp cleaner on the stamps inside the MISTI.  For some reason, I thought the pink grid was printed on top of the MISTI so when you clean the inside, you won’t wipe off your grid.  Not so.  The pink grid is printed on the inside of the MISTI where your stamps are placed.  I’m telling you this because A. I wiped off the whole center of my grid lines and B. I don’t want it to happen to you.  I’ll figure out a way to recreate the grid lines using a Sharpie, but I’m still bummed that I did something so thoughtless.  Oh well, live and learn.  I’m sure Jennifer McGuire has done something like that in the past as well.  Oh, who am I kidding, I’m sure she hasn’t, that was pure Sandy Parker.

 

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