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Saturday, May 4, 2013

FOUR cards, ONE tecnique...

*Click on each picture if you wish to enlarge*

                          ♥ Hello Gals... 
lately, I just seem to find it harder and harder to keep up with everything
'extra', including this blog....have so many cards made from a while ago that
I haven't even posted...not even sure if I can catch up...
At least, these one are not that tardy....just a few

  In fact, about three wks ago, I was the hostess on 'You Can Do It' challenge
and introduced the partecipants to the : 'Straw Blowing Tecnique'
known also as 'Blow Art'.  Most of the gals have
never heard of this tecnique,,,,it is really a FUN one to try too!
Unfortunatley, I couldn't find anything on SCS
tutorials, but did find a few you tube videos that I can share with you lovely peeps ;o)

This tecnique is so much fun and all you need are: a straw, reinkers,
glossy card stock and a paper towel for wiping.
Once your c/s is dry , please use a SILHOUETTE stamp
to enhance your beautifully created background....
Here are the tutorial links for you to peruse.

(btw: I followed Frenchie's instructions for my straw tecnique card)


Straw Blowing Technique using Reinkers - YouTube

Straw Blowing background - YouTube

The Straw Technique for Beautiful Backgrounds - YouTube

As you can see here,  I made 4 background samples to show you, 
all using the Straw Tecnique explained above  
With each panel, I completed four unique cards ....  
I sure hope you'll try this tecnique. sometimes..
I know you'll love it too!! ♥


This above was my very first attempt at 
a straw blowing card 'put together'.... 
followed by the lovely geisha, 
then the four girlfriends and, lastly
I ended it with the 'rainy' card I chose to showcase at the top....

Stamps used in each card:

*Million Dollar Moment (SU)
*Priceless (SU)
*Dream Garden (SU)
*Hey Girlfriend # IB-Cosmo-72 
(Unity Stamp)



kiwimeskreations said...

Paola these are gorgeous!! Love the technique - trouble is I only have on re-inker and that is black :-)
I also have loads of cards that I have never blogged. Don't worry about it,just do what you can when you can - after all, it is your blog and there are no 'blog police' :-)

jimlynn said...

P, ALL of these are gorgeous!!!! I've never even heard of that technique before and now I must try it! Thanks for the links!
LOVE each and every one of these beauties!

Marilyn said...

Paola, I'd not heard of this before but it's definitely something I'm going to check out. Your cards are gorgeous and I like the soft, flowing background you get with your technique. Very effective and pretty.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What fabulous BG's with the technique- LOVE the cards you created- the technique makes for some interesting Bg's- and love the images- I have a couple that have not seen ink in a while!

Barb said...

Great Projects--love the technique and the great colors!

Cute cards created with it!

Imke said...

Fabulous cards, Sweet P. ! Love this technique- it´s a great background.

Carol W said...

I love all of these cards and can't wait to try this technique...I saw someone somewhere on line doing it and couldn't wait to try it...still haven't done time..but will try it the first moment I get...thanks so much for sharing these awesome cards and this wonderful new technique...♥♥♥