Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas with a Twist

I warned you all the cards this weekend would be Christmas themed! This is the Stamping 411 sketch challenge for this week. The technique is called Embossing resist and is quite easy to do. Just stamp your image with versamark onto dsp and then clear emboss. I then brayered ink over the top and wipe off over the embossing, the ink will just wipe straight off leaving the image with the dsp showing underneath. For those who were reading this morning I only have 12 cards left to make!

Project Recipe
Stamp: Medallion BG and Perfect Punches
Ink: Riding hood red and Old olive
Card: Riding hood red, old olive, whisper white and early espresso
Accessories: Letters to Santa dsp, elegant lines embossing folder, small scallop circle punch, clear embossing folder and Victoria lace ribbon.

JAI Bah Humbug!

I am in Christmas card making mode this weekend. I always like to get my cards sent the first week of December, which starts in a couple of days. So far I have 6 cards made,only another 34 to go!! The challenge from JAI is to make a Christmas card without using a Christmas stamp set or Christmas dsp, but you can use a Christmas greeting. I decided to make the greeting the focus and embellish around it.

Project Recipe
Stamps: I (Heart) Hearts and Heard from the Heart
CArd: Rich Razzleberry, lucky limeade, gold metallic and whisper white
Ink: Always artichoke and rick razzleberrry
Accessories: Polka dot embossing folder, gold embossing powder, champagne glimmer paint, small heart punch

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sketch Challenge

I love this sketch from Stamping 411. It can have as many layers as you like and would be so easy to adapt to a scrapbook layout. It is probably a bit hard to tell in the photo, but I have clear embossed the flowers and the used some glitter as well to give a bit of sparkle. I used the flourish stamp which I inked with marina mist and then stamped off twice before stamping on to the sentiment layer.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Elements of style and Heard from the Heart
Card: Soft suede, pink pirouette, marina mist and very vanilla
Ink: Marina mist and not quite navy
Accessories: Beau chateau dsp, clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds