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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bandanna Technique

Wow! Two posts in one day! Well, there was something else I wanted to share with you because it is so cool and so easy.

I was mooching around on the web looking for some inspiration for my new stamps from the Spring Mini Catalogue, from Stampin' Up! I happened across this card by Barbara Hardeman on Splitcoast Stampers. The card was made using a technique I had not come across before – the Bandanna Technique. The stamp set Barbara has used, True Friend, lends itself perfectly to the "bandanna look" and happened to be one of my new sets!

I decided to use this as inspiration for my card to pop in with my Spring Mini Catalogue mail out. So I searched the web to find instructions on the Bandana Technique. It is actually very easy. Ink your stamps with black ink, I used Staz on, stamp your stamps on Whisper White cardstock. Sponge over the colours of your choice. Then highlight areas of the design with a white gel pen. Too easy! Anyway, for the sample, I have made here, I decided to go with a more traditional bandanna look and just use Real Red, so I brayered over my colour instead of sponging it.

Hope you like it! Let me know what you think.

Thanks for dropping by, Claire.


Mae Collins said...

What a great card, love the look! Will have to give this one a try soon. TFS

Michelle said...

WOW Claire! Seeing as you haven't had a chance to post anything for a couple of days, I thought I'd have a wander through your old entries, and HOW COOL!! LOVE this card, and I'm saving it to make one day soon!
Have a fabulous weekend.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Wow! What a great technique. Hadn't heard of this one before. TFS.