Monday, October 02, 2006

Glazing it Up!

So on Friday, during all my running around, I just managed to swing by an art supply store that had the Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Pens that I have wanted since El Paso. They are the neatest thing. They are clear ink, and you put it over a stamped image to create an embossed look. SO NEAT! M said it must be a scam -- clear ink??? Such a skeptic. I just could not explain it to him. Anyway, I bought two packs (just in case) and I now am the proud owner of 4 of these fantabulous little pens.

The effect they have is very subtle. It is like faux embossing with a pen. I really like the freedom this gives you (much more so than regular clear embossing powder.) I used the pens to make this baby card. The bunny is faux embossed using the pens on the outline. I also did the pads and insides of the ears in pink and then glaze pen. I also used both a white gelly roll and then the glaze gelly roll on top on the "Congratulations" across the bottom. I really like the effect. (Sorry it is so hard to see -- if you click on the picture and look at the bigger version you might be able to see a bit better). The bunny parts are popped up a little using glue dots. The background is done using SU "Pretty in Pink" reinker and the alcohol inks blending solution and applicator tool. I also stamped linen in the background directly behind the bunny and pink layer. I decided I needed to have some baby cards on hand because lots of people around me are due in the next few months.

Oh, and just for the record, I don't mind if you all comment. In fact, I am what my friend Jen calls a comment "ho." I need them, I want them, oh baby, oh baby! I read each and every one of them. They are the highlights of my boring mommy day. So, if you have a second -- tell me what you think. *smooches*


Vicki said...

That bunny cardis just the cutest!!! Love it! I need to look for that pen too!

Karen said...

lol!! super cute card!! love these pens too and the color glaze pens and the souffle pens....yes, I'm a new fad junkie!! :)

StampingontheLakefront said...

Hi Amanda,

Love your blog. This card is really great! Perfect for that new arrival. Thanks for the scoop on the glaze pens.

from Chicago

debbiedee said...

love the pen idea! I will have to look for these.