on these two before I finished them.
Let's start from the beginning.
Before I start any project, I visualize what products, supplies, and tools I will need for the job. You could say I'm usually in "Tutorial Mode." This time I got out the supplies for both cards, something I don't normally do. From back left (clockwise):
Old mouse pad used as stamp cushion
Stamps for both cards
Red ink pen
Red pigment ink
12" X 12" white scrapbook paper to be used in lieu of gelli prints
Old gift cards for scraping
Dictionary page in lieu of tissue
2 gessoed cards
Note how I've moved everything I don't need for this card out of camera range to my guillotine cutter.
I determined the colors I would use for my first card,
drizzled some of each color on the card,
then used the gift card to spread the paint on the card. It was now time to let Card 1 dry.
Using white PVA glue, I adhered a torn piece of dictionary paper,
then drizzled two colors of paint on the card and dictionary page.
Again, I scraped the paint over the playing card.
You can see I scraped the excess paint onto a scrapbook page, then stamped one of my houses over some of the painted area. It was at this time I radically changed my mind about these two cards.
Don't worry that I took the image from the interior of the page. It always bothers me when I see people doing that, then getting rid of the excess product. I've cut this one so it can become one of my backgrounds for my 7 Continents AB, while the other pieces will see their way into some of my scrappy journal pages.
Very little gets wasted at my place.
Once I added the house, it was time to add the wording.
But first, I wanted to see if these images would fit on my other card. Once I was sure of the location, I brought out the mouse pad and stamped the images. I remember when I bought this cube for a color tip-in swap. After I created the page, I showed my friend Scott who said it looked like some third grader had created the tip-in. I hope I've not made the same mistake here!
We were supposed to doodle on one of the pages, at this point, I forgot which. Those who know me, know I don't doodle. However, I tried to doodle with an outline around the words which were: "Home: where the heART is." Do you see the heart on the door?
Then, because I like a bit of continuity between my two cards for that week, I also outlined the words "Retail therapy."
Since I'm not on Facebook, this is the only place you'll get to see my altered playing cards. However, for once I'm not alone, and there is a growing number of us who post only to our blogs. I thank them and YOU, dear friends, followers, and readers for dropping by so often to see what I'm up to.