Quite the Pear | AWW

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Welcome to the 2014 *February* edition of the Wednesday Artisan Blog Hop.  Check back every Wednesday to see new projects that all 10 of the Stampin' Up! Artisans have created. 

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I am in LOVE with hybrid craft projects in any form.  How about a Scrapcard?

Yeah, I said it.

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To get the look of the faux metal on the polaroid die cut, I cut the image out of Basic Gray cardstock and then used the direct ink to paper technique.
Lay your paper on some scratch paper, then lightly blot your inkpad on top of the paper.  Repeat the blotting until you get the desired coverage.
Don't press too hard with your ink pad.  Since it's like a sponge, if you press too hard, you'll get a lovely rectangle of ink instead of just on the raised/embossed images.
Practice if you're scared.
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Where did I get my gorgeous Coastal Cabana pear?  Since there isn't a download available for the Quite the Pair images (yet) I had to get a little creative.  I took a screenshot of the stamped image, put it into some photo editing software I have, erased the words and background, then plopped it into my Silhouette Designer Edition software.  From there I could trace the pear and cut it out.
I thought so too.
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I love the look of distressed stamping.  The way I achieve this look is to only ink parts of the stamp so that it looks like the image is already faded and distressed.  See?
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Stamps: Dictionary, Quite the Pear
Paper:  Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Silver Encore Ink Pad, Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, On Film Framelits, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Thick Baker's Twine), Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Other: Sewing Machine, White Thread, E-Cutter
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  1. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG! I love the colors you chose and the pear is PERFECT! Go girl!!!

  2. Genius. Yes. I love this stamp set. I really really do!

  3. Shut the door! I needed the "bliss" from this stamp set. NOW I can! You one smart cookie!

  4. Brilliant mind you have! Lovin' the faux metal! You are so fancy!

  5. Now scrap cards will be all the rage and we'll know where it all started!! Yep, you are so smart (and still fancy!).

  6. Jane, I love your "scrapcard". You are such a clever girl! I am crazy about pears too, so I adore your Costal Cabana one!