Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday with Simon Says Stamps Embossing Challenge

Hello everyone!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Today I am posting a fun project that I created yesterday for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. This weeks challenge is to create a project that contains some type of embossing.

For my card, I tried a technique that I had never used before. I have used texture paste on white card stock but have never used it on colored card stock. I chose to use a Memory Box stencil, some embossing paste and glitter over the paste for my background.

I then layered a vellum doily over it. (Please excuse the adhesive lines. Once I stuck it down I couldn't get it back up without ripping!) My next step was to adhere a piece of patterned paper that had been die cut into a square with a star in the center. I used foam adhesive to give it a little dimension.

The sentiment was stamped, heat embossed, and layered over the square.

I then die cut some stars out of white embossed paper and red card stock. I layered them randomly around the card.

My last step was to adhere gold star sequins randomly around the rest of the card. With the exception of the two on the sentiment, I just took a bunch of stars in my fingertips and let them fall where they went. I then used glossy accents to adhere them to the card. I LOVE how this came out!!

I would change two things, though. First, I think I would try to get some glitter gold embossing powder instead of using glitter. The glitter adhered but  is falling off in some places. Second, I would not have the tape lines in the middle of the star. That bugs me to no end!!

Again, I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a wonderful day!!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Sunday Sketch #228

Hello everyone!! Just a quick post. I created a card for the Sunday Sketch #228 challenge on The Sweetest Thing blog. I used My Favorite Things Birdie Brown "Every Day is a Picnic" stamp and die set.

Here is the sketch that I used for the project:

I had so much fun coloring Birdie with Copic Markers. I do need to get some re-inkers, though. Some of my colors are getting streaky!!

I tried a new technique to me for the top. I used three different colors-BG11, YG21 and YG23 to create an ombre effect.

I love how it came out and will be trying this with other color combinations in the future.  I duplicated the effect on the butterfly too. I just need to work on shading the pleats on her top. I did not even attempt it for this project as I have had difficulty in the past.

The background was created with an old Stampin Up! background stamp. I inked all around each of the patterned pieces. This is a technique I used to always use on my cards but had put it away for awhile. I like the look!

That is all for today. Thank you for taking the time to look!

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