I wanted to make a card for a friend who likes the color blue. I started by using four different blue Distress inks and rubbed them across a piece of watercolor paper. Then I wet it and blurred the lines so you couldn’t tell where one ink stopped and another started. I dried it with my heat gun then stamped a floral pattern all over it with black ink, then embossed it and heat set that. The floral stamps were layered, so I used the outline stamp first and colored that with alcohol markers. Then for the next layers, I used Distress Oxides. And in the end, I painted everything with Wink of Stella. I’m not sure if people will like it or not, but Rich gave it a 10 out of 10, and he’s a pretty tough critic. I always know when a project isn’t good enough to go on YouTube, because I’ll show it to him and he won’t say anything. That’s never a good sign.
I don’t know what I’m going to call that video, as I used so many techniques and showed so many different products, it’s like a garbage can full of ideas and products. Do you think people would watch a video if I called it “This Card is a Garbage Can of Ideas and Products?” I think I’d get a few people wondering what the heck I was talking about, but probably not my regular viewers, they’d know it’s another off-beat Sandy moment. That’s why I love my viewers so much…They get me.