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Erin K
12-02-2006, 09:56 AM
This time it's baby thank you cards that I made with images Jennifer sent. They are for my friend Shara. I also made myself use a different card design than I normall use. I'm pretty proud of them. :)

Oh my friend Shara is naming her baby girl Oakley... How do you feel abou that? I'm not too sure. This is the one who has the boy Xander now. I guess they like unusual names.

Erin K
12-02-2006, 09:57 AM
Oh a link would help!
http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=1032&cat=500
:nod:

inkinupstamps
12-02-2006, 10:26 AM
Erin these are adorable! You've maximized the fun of this set and I love seeing how you've used it. I'm saving your idea in my favs! GREAT job colouring and I love your layout too. FUN and CUTE cards!! :cute:

Christie
12-02-2006, 10:40 AM
Ok, I wasn't going to ask becasue I thought I could figure it out but.....
What is "gamsol"? Never heard of this before and I just can't figure it out.

Erin K
12-02-2006, 10:49 AM
Gamsol is mineral spirits. You use it to blend colored pencils. Here's a link http://www.inkyantics.com/acc1.htm. I love, love, love it. It's odorless, but super toxic so be careful with it.

Christie
12-02-2006, 10:50 AM
Gamsol is mineral spirits. You use it to blend colored pencils. Here's a link http://www.inkyantics.com/acc1.htm. I love, love, love it. It's odorless, but super toxic so be careful with it.

Can you use it on all colored pencils or does it have to be a certain brand?

Erin K
12-02-2006, 10:54 AM
I believe you can use it on any. Not watercolored ones, just normal ones. The only thing is that the better the quality or grade the more pigment per binder in the pencil. So a student or child grade one might not have so much actual color and you'd get a different look than an artist grade one. Definatley worth trying though.

What brand do you have, I have crayola and rose art, but I use Prismacolor, which I've heard are the very best. If you want later I'll try my gamsol with the crayold and rose art though and show you the look I get so you can know...

If you love coloring with pencil I'd recomend considering the prismacolor. I love mine tons!

Christie
12-02-2006, 10:57 AM
Thanks for the info. I have crayola brand, I haven't invested in the expesive stuff yet. (They are on my wish list!) If you do it try it with the crayola please let me know how it turns out!

Thanks!!!

CRAFTNMOM
12-02-2006, 12:55 PM
Perfect for a baby girl! Thanks for the lesson on gamsol, I didn't know that either.
I am so thankful for you talented ladies on this board that teach us so much! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Catherine

lost luggage
12-02-2006, 01:52 PM
The card is really great, I posted you a comment over there.

I am not sure about "Oakley". I'm all for unusual names, but since this one is so commercial, I don't think I like it. To each their own I guess.