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.


Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the color and how you used the technique.

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Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card such a fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

sandra's crafty corner said...

fantastic hun thanks for joinig us at creative craft challenges and good luck
hugs sandra ccc dt

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