For such an easy challenge over at Sunny Challenges, I had a hard time creating sometime that I truely liked. I started about 4 times, blank, walked around, blank, cleaned, blank, BUT then went & did some “retail therapy’ which I don’t usually do & YES, it did the trick! Thank you Retail Therapy – you are my new best friend!
Our challenge this week is the sketch only! Because the layout was so open, I decided to try a technique……
Base Card – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 11cm x 14.5cm
Layer 1 – Not Quite Navy – 4 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ or 12.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5″ x 4 3/4″ or 13cm x 9.5cm
Stamp Set – French Foliage, A Word for You
Ink – Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Cardstock – Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Accessories – Snail Glue, Heat Tool, Embossing Powders – White & Clear, Sponge
Emboss Resist – Tutorial may be found here
To select my ink colours, I wanted to go with something that was different, soft, but with one colour which would be vibrant. Once I had decided on the ink colours, the next big step was the Cardstock colour to bring the ink colours out even more. With technique in hand, I sort of selected random colours until I was happy with the look behind the technique.
Once I had applied the Emboss Resist Technique to my card, I proceeded to sponge the colours of Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake & Certainly Celery Inks around the images with a Sponge. I did this until I was happy with the result.
I then decided that it wasn’t shinny enough & didn’t really show the technique to it’s full potential, so I decided to dab the Versamark Ink over the entire piece, poured Clear Embossing Powder over the top & heat set with my Heat Tool.
I proceeded to cut the stamped piece of cardstock into 3 equal pieces & adhered to the piece of Not Quite Navy Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.
I wanted to apply a greeting to the card, but didn’t want to stamp or place any pieces over the top of the stamped images, so instead to stamp the greeting on the right hand side of the card in Not Quite Navy Ink. I then adhered the Not Quite Navy piece to the Base Card – Whisper White.
|Can you see the shine…
I’m really happy with the final outcome, as it is something I had pictured in my mind. It is a very clean card, but I like this sort of card.
With the greeting I used, I can now use it for any occasion I choose…….
Why not pop on over to Sunny Challenges & check out what Gwen & Kris have both created. We would love for you to join us this week.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’