Saturday, September 1, 2007

Weekend Sketch Challenge #17

Ok, I think I am getting into this challenge thing. This card did not take me all morning to make, like the last one. I'm very happy about that because then it doesn't seem so daunting.
I found this challenge on Beate's website, fresh and fun (click on side bar to view). She makes wonderful cards and I always find inspiration and great ideas when I look at her work. She has made a great sketch and I will definitely use it again....maybe in a square card next time. (The frustrating thing about square cards, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, is that it is so hard to find envelopes that size. If anyone knows where I can find some in Canada, please let me know.)
I think Soft Subtles is my favourite colour family from Stampin' Up!'s ink and paper. I find that it is so easy for me to find colours that go together. But this time I decided to throw in something else - Real Red. I think that is the only colour I own from the Bold Brights family. And I like how it turned out.
Technique: Emboss Resist
The technique I used was Emboss Resist. I coloured my stamp with a Certainly Celery marker on the stems and a Versa Marker on the flower heads. Stamped, poured clear embossing powder on and then used my heat gun. I used a Stamping Sponge with Bashful Blue ink to sponge around the embossed flower heads. And lastly, just wiped the ink off the embossed flower with a kleenex. Easy. And I love the look of emboss resist and need to do it more often.
Have a great long weekend and happy stamping!
Card Recipe:
4.25 x 5.5 card size
Stamps: Happy Harmony
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Certainly Celery Design Series Paper
Ink: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Certainly Celery Marker, Versa Marker
Accessories: red eyelets (makingmemories), Michael's ribbon, paper piercer, mat pack, clear ep, circle coluzzle


Stefanie said...

Very pretty! I love the soft blue cloud look of the embossed resist technique.

mum on the run said...

Great card!! Love what you did with Beate's sketch!!

beate said...

Andrea, I really like your card. The color combo, the embossing resist!
Awesome card!
Thanks so much for playing with the sketch.
Have a great week. Hugs and smiles

Lori said...

Pretty! The emboss resist you did here is beautiful.

Jill said...

What a pretty card!