Hello blog friends!! It’s been a while…..getting caught up once again. I have a couple of cards to post for some challenges over in the Mix It Up thread over on SCS. Hubby and I are up at our cabin for the weekend and enjoying the piece and quiet that seems to be up here that you can’t find at home…..why is that I wonder….lol. So last weeks challenge on our Mix It Up thread was to create a background using only inks. I chose to try the wax paper resist technique using one of my Tim Holtz Postmarks embossing folder.
I took a piece of wax paper, embossed it and placed it between two pieces of glossy cardstock. I took my iron and put a piece of paper towel over the cardstock so I wouldn’t get any wax on my iron. I pressed the embossed wax paper in order to transfer the waxed embossed pattern to the glossy cardstock. Check out all the deets for this fun technique on the resource page on SCS right here, Wax Paper Resist. I inked over the cardstock with my Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink to bring out the image transfer from the wax paper. How cool! The sentiment was stamped in Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink and the edges were inked with the Peeled Paint. My sentiment is from my Close To My Heart set called A Little Thanks.
My butterfly was a die cut my friend Lynn from SCS sent me quite a while back so I’m not sure which die set it’s from. I inked it in Broken China and the Peeled Paint inks and adhered it with a glue dot over another die cut border from Lynn. The border die cut was white and I inked over it with my foam blending tool with the Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I’ve been hoarding them for quite a while now and decided it was time to start using some of my treasures. I love this border die cut and may have to find out which one it is…..it’s very nice. I added some bling to the body of the butterfly and some for attena. I don’t know if you can really see the subtle difference in the pattern on this picture, but because I ironed the embossed wax paper between two pieces of glossy cardstock, both the positive and negative images transferred onto the sheets. I cut each sheet into four and used two pieces from each sheet to attach to my card front. Made for a very subtle design. I think this shows a bit better on the full card view below!
So, there you have it…..add a bow, some bling and it’s a done deal! Thanks so much for dropping by for a look see…..onto the next card!!
It’s funny how I know that I dream most nights as I sleep, but I rarely remember what those dreams are about once I wake up. There’s probably someone out there that could interpret that for me……however…..it’s really not that important to me that I remember what I dream about!
Miss Lynn (FMcrafter) is hosting this weeks Mix It Up challenge and she challenged us to use glitter. LOL……I was pretty sure I could handle this challenge as I’m adding the bling and/or glitter to allot of my cards. For this card however, I was dying to try out a glitter embossing powder I’d received as a hostess gift from an Embossed Cardstock swap I’d hosted last fall. I just love the look of this stuff against a black cardstock…..check it out!!
Check this out!! The butterfly stamp is from one of my favorite sets from Close To My Heart called ‘Find Your Style’ and I’ve used this swirly butterfly alot! That glitter embossing powder is by Stampendous and is called ‘Blue Tinsel’. I tell you, it’s very stricking in real life. I just had to add some extra bling…..the matchy matchy bow and the little Dream sentiment which is from my Close To My Heart ‘Live Inspired’ set. It was stamped with a Versamark and then heat embossed in black.
That’s it for my challenge cards that I did up for this week…..I think I may post one more card and then call it a night. Thank you so much for checking this out!
Holy cow my long lost blog friends!!! I tell you, life can sure send you a curve ball every once in a while. I have a few projects to catch up on…..I’ll do a couple tonight and then finish them off tomorrow! Our lovely Lisa (Ashdale) over on SCS has taken over the hostess job of our weekly I Spy Challenge. As it was Kathy’s (muscrat) birthday last week, she had us all make Birthday cards for Kathy to send out to her. I asked Kathy what her favorite color was and one of them was blue…..so off to make a blue card I went.
I love this stamp image. It’s from my Close To My Heart ‘Find Your Style’ set. I stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and then painted over it with my Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picket Fence to give it a muted and aged look. I added the bow and inked it with the Memento ink as well.
I added a strip of bling from want 2 scrap along the right edge to add to the vintage feel of the card. I die cut and then embossed the edge of the card with my new Stampin’ Up! Edgelets Adorning Accents die cut and the scalloped edge Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Here’s a view of the whole card. I stamped a journalling stamp twice on the background of the card in Tim Holtz Distress Ink ‘Peeled Paint”, added some half pearls and the sentiment is from one of my favorite sets which is made by Hot Off The The Press and their ‘Tiny Words & Imagews’ set.
Off to post the next card. Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate it very much!!
Hey there my blog friends!! I love brown and black together…..I like Kraft cardstock and black together even better!! This is the third card I’ve made for the challenge I’m hosting over in the Mix It Up challenge thread over on SCS. Check it out!! Mix It Up.
I really like this black satin ribbon. I also love my peg bow maker that I made myself…..very rough variation of it, but it works like a charm!! Speaking of which…isn’t that pearl charm gorgeous?! It’s another one of my treasures from Making Memories and their Vintage Groove II line. I just love these little trinkets and my friend Lynn got me hooked on them when she happened to include a couple of the sets in a package she sent me a while ago. The background on the Kraft paper is made using my Versamark ink pad and a cute little ‘craft smart’stamp I picked up in the $1.50 bin at Michael’s. I just stamped it in a pattern on the front of the card and it made this subtle but elegant background for my card.\
Look at this border I made on the card using half pearls, rhinestones and yup…..buttons!! Again, I saw this border idea in a craft magazine and just had to give it a try! I really like how it turned out and I think I’ll be using it again. I stamped the word Bliss, another little treasure I found in the $1.50 bin at Michael’s and it made by Hampton Art and their ‘studio g’ line. I stamped it with my Versamark and then embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it pop just that much more. I dotted the I with a half pearl and put a string of bling along the bottom….pop dotted it onto the card, and all done!!
And here’s the whole card. I like how it turned out and I think it would make a very nice wedding card. That’s it…..I’m going to drag my butt to bed now…..hopefully the girls haven’t all ran away from the challenge this week!! Thanks so much for dropping by…..I love visitors and I love reading your comments!!!