Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happiness Always.

Hi Everyone!

Last night I was scrolling through Twitter as I usually am at some point and I came across a tweet from Jennifer McGuire in which she posted a blog about some different emboss resisting techniques. Some of the techniques were ones I was already familiar with and also a few that I had not seen before. I decided for today's card to just do the traditional emboss resisting on glossy paper. This is an easy way to make a great background. I stamp the Hero Arts Cling stamp "Flower Pattern." in Versa Mark ink on glossy paper and embossed with clear powder. Then I took my Ranger Industries blending tool and rubbed Crushed Olive Distress Ink across the image. That was just a bit too light, so I went back across it with a bit of Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I attached the background to Fine Linen and then that piece to a 5 1/2x 4 1/4 Simply Chartreuse base. I used Label 11 Nestabilities for the sentiment which is from the set "Whimsical Words" by Stampin Up! I edged the sentiment with some Tea Dye ink and also edged the base of the card with more Crushed Olive. I kept the card simple because I wanted to focus on the embossed background. So here are the challenges for today's card. Only a couple, so I may come back and see if I can add more later.

Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge: Make your own backing papers.
I'm also including pictures and links for the products I used in this card. I hope to be able to continue this because I know I like it when I see it on other blogs. Just click on the picture and it will take you to a place you can purchase the product if you are interested.