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Mix It Up…..Just for You!

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G’day mates!  Our good friend Lauren from the beautiful land down under is hosting this weeks Mix It Up Challenge.  Her challenge for us this week is backgrounds.  To use ink (any ink) to make a background for our card, no pretty paper, just ink.  Booya!  I’m excited about this one cause there are soooo many background techniques that I’ve been dying to try, and just never seem to allow myself the time to go and play……….well, this week we can all have a go at it!!

So, the technique I decided to try was the “Joseph’s Coat” technique, which you can find here over on SCS. So, because I don’t have a Spectrum ink pad, what I did was take three colors of my Tim Holtz Distress Ink’s, and because I don’t have any re-inkers for any of my stamps (I know!!!  I really have to start changing this) I used a piece of a baby wipe and applied the inks to the baby wipe directly from the ink pads.  I chose Peeled Paint, Broken China and Concord Grate.  I applied as much ink from the ink pads as I could and then rolled my brayer over the inked up baby wipe and then across my sheet of glossy cardstock.   I did this a couple of times to get as dark a covering as I could using this method.  I made sure it was completed dry and then took my Hummingbird stamp and my Versamark and stamped random Hummingbird images directly onto the piece of brayered glossy cardstock.  I covered the stamped images with some clear embossing powder and embossed them under the heat gun.  I cleaned off my brayer, grabbed my black stamp pad and covered the whole piece of the embossed brayer colored glossy cardstock, with black ink using my brayer once again.  Once it was all covered in black, I took a paper towel and wiped off as much of the black ink as would come off and I was left with colorful little embossed Hummingbirds showing through the black ink.

 

 

 

Isn’t it a beaut?!  I trimmed the sheet down, cropped it onto a piece of bright blue paper and pop dotted it onto my card front.  I then re-inked up my babywipe ‘ink pad’ I’d made and took the Hummingbird stamp and stamped three more random Hummingbirds to the exposed white area of the card front.  Added a sentiment, some bling and a sheer ribbon and TaDa!!!  One card done…..  ?? to go with this challenge!!

 

 

 So that’s it for card #1 for this challenge.   I really like the subtlety of this card.  Hmmm…..what to try to tackle next??

Thanks soo much for popping in for a peek…..I love to read your comments!!

Huggss,

Yvonne   😉

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Bliss…

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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!!!

Huggss,

Yvonne   😉