Friday, October 19, 2012

it's owl i want

oh boy! i'm excited to share this card! :)
i made it for the latest challenge over at lawnscaping! it's all about trying out a new technique! and i definitely did that! :)

laurel is pretty much the queen of using gelatos, right? i'm pretty sure her son's video using them taught me how to use mine! :) ha ha! 
but really, i bought these for a friend of mine, but it turns out...she already got them! so i was like, alright!! fine! i'll try them out myself! :) ha ha! 

and it was very fun! and very messy! at one point my husband walked by and said..."what am i looking at here?" lol!! sigh. husbands just don't understand. ;)

ok, so here's my creation! (the background has been gelato-ed).

the gelatos i bought had 3 shades of blue and a purple, and they're ALL there! i was all in! :)
i used three lawn fawn stamp sets, 'winter owl', 'a birdie told me' and 'making frosty friends'. the background is popped up for dimension, and everything else is fussy cut and paper pieced.

the little heart in the speech bubble is glossied for some added interest. and i toyed with the idea of adding some snowflakes to the background of the card, but i wanted the gelatos to shine! lol! and they sort of do! the paper sort of feels like a magazine page now, instead of plain cardstock. weird! how did it go from being smudged all over the place (and i mean ALL over the place. read: desk, card, fingers, and even my face - itchy nose. sigh.) and worked together, to being completely 'dry' and shiny feeling? weird! i want to try other techinques with the gelatos, i just used my fingers and mushed it all together. 
a lot.

so that's it! i hope it made you smile! and if it didn't, at least it's friday!


  1. OH my! that owl is the CUTEST!!! LOVE your card--and I see a little heart on the inside!! FAB!! I've never used gelatos before. I'm intrigued...but you said it was messy...that freaks me out! I'm a neat freak! LOL! Maybe one day I'll try it-- I'll keep you posted:) LOL!

    FAB card!!

  2. such fun & cute card!! And I love the story about it :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

  3. Ok, so I am the reason why this cards background happened. *shakes head* but, I am soooo glad to make you step out of your box and try something messy and scary! :-) maybe we can get messy tomorrow! :-) otherwise I love it!

  4. HE HE HE HE! I love this card! Love the background you created with the gelatos. Loving the owl and the speech bubble. He he. You reminded me of little Lucas' video... So hilarious! So glad you kept them and used them. They are super fun to play with. Now try heat embossing a background and using them on that. WAY FUN!!!

    I am so glad you always join us at Lawnscaping. Your participation always makes me happy!

  5. Gorgeous! I've been dying to get some Gelatos! Loved Lucas' video too, that's the level coloring I'm at :) LOL! Gorgeous results. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  6. loving the colors in this card!! thank you for playing along with us at lawnscaping!


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