This card is for the Split Coast Stampers (SCS) sketch challenge for this week and I have also used the colour challenge colours again for this week.
I've used the Belleek Technique again and this time I have included the inside of the card.
It is yet another baby card for a staff member and yet another gorgeous little girl.
Missing from eh equipment photo is the SU Stamp-a-ma-jig used to over stamp the greeting and the clear embossing powder for the same greeting. \more details for the card are on SCS although something went wrong with that up load and details haven't come across. I'm giving it till tomorrow to rectify it'self and then will go in and re do it if necessary. Here's the link.
Thanks for looking, hope your inspired.
Good morning everyone the card today is for both the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and also the Split Coast Stampers Colour Challenge
I was desperate to do the sketch challenge but hung off until I saw what the colour challenge was and I wasn't disappointed.
This card took a little longer than normal (three hours) because I decided to layer some of the flowers (tole work) which meant three lots of colouring.
I also decided to use the Belleek technique to do the background, there are a couple of links on my Split Coast Stamper site here.
Everything else is pretty straight forward with a little sponging around the image to give some shading and taking some of the stark white away.
I've mounted the wood panel with SU dimensionals and I have used 3D craft foam pads from Birch to attache the flower petals
I cut out the circle and stamped then over stamped with clear embossing powder the greeting before I Belleek embossed the front panned. I learnt the hard way that you need to do everything else to a panel before you do your dry embossing or you will loose definition.
Finally I did a little bit of Belleek embossing on teh bottom of the insert paper, just because I could lol.
This card is for a number of challenges this week not least of all the MOJO533 challenge.
I chose the colours based on the designer paper used for the background.
This paper is one of my mum-in-law's favorites and as this is gong to be her 97th birthday card her favorites should be paramount.
I've used SU colours to compliment the DP these being; Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and River Rock. I love River Rock as a neutral colour, It's a shame it's retired however I made sure I had plenty in stock lol.
The sketch was the perfect layout to showcase the Wednesday Tutorial Chalk Board Marker Magic over at Split Cost Stampers.
One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing and this is closely followed by Copic colouring so when you have a technique that combines them both I'm hooked.
This is a very simple technique using solid stamped images using white embossing powder and then going over the embossed image with Copic markers to add colour and definition. I found that the markers behaved completely differently on the none porous embossed surface allowing lots of time to blend and reacting more like wet on wet watercolor, very cool.
For the SCS Ways To Use It challenge this week it was your favorite tools. Well any tools needed for heat embossing and colouring really, however I was more specific in my gallery here
To give the card more interest I ran an SU Jumbo wheel - Watercolor Vines across the Old Olive card with Old Olive ink and dry embossed the River Rock card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder - 37-1231 Stylized Flowers.
I matted / layered each element with Cherry Cobbler card except the focal circle which is matted with Old Olive.
The ribbon is just scraps I had in my scrap box and is actually two kinds one on top of the other.
Hope you enjoyed reading about this card as much as I enjoyed making it.
Just a quick note to show you the two cards made for the mini VSN. Absolutely loved doing the second one, has all the techniques I love just no heat embossing.
These cards were for the mini which means in a months time we will be doing the main challenge with twelve cards to make over the two days.
Great fun and lots of chatter as we make our cards and up load them.
If you are new to this form of crafting there are plenty of people to help.
Pop over to my Split Coast Stampers site for more details on the cards HERE
This is the last in the baby cards for work and this time it was for a first time father to welcome little Skyla into the world.
Hi I'm Marg living in Brisbane Queensland Australia, see About me page for more information