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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #53


Don't you just hate posting a card that you don't like near as well as the post below it?? Ha ha ha! Needless to say, after that comment, I'm not too crazy about my card that I came up with for this challenge! I don't HATE it -- it just doesn't look like what it looked like in my head when I thought of the idea -- also hate when that happens! Maybe I should just change the name of this post to "Don't you hate when....." OK - I'm done complaining now! (hee hee!)

This week the challenge was to do any resist technique. I've been wanting to use this background stamp that I got at convention last year. I sadly have not used it since then!! I don't really love the stamp as a whole, but it's cute if you use the different strips on it. I was trying to challenge myself to use it as a whole. Well, I cheated a little! I ended up cutting it into blocks so I could have that little bit of color throughout. It was pretty boring all together.

Oh yeah, the technique........(I'm easily distracted!) I used the emboss resist technique. I used Versamark ink on white glossy cardstock and embossed it with clear powder. Then I just used my aqua painter and ink pads to color the different parts of the image. The colors just don't look as vibrant on the glossy paper - or maybe it's just from the residue of the embossing powder. The only orange doesn't really look orange at all!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!

11 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow, Shona...what a great card. Love the look of your embossed backgroud. Well done!

Lisa Bohler said...

what a cool card! I like how you chose to break it up! I haven't used it together but once since convention!!! Great offering!

Robin Merriman said...

This is really cute, Shona. It reminds me of a Vera Bradley pattern. Nice job!

amycara said...

Great colors and I love your background. Looks like a lot of work, but it was worth it! Super job!

Connie said...

Cute! I like how you cut the stamp image up. I finally cut my rubber into strips on this stamp...now I use it much more than when it was the entire background stamp.

Connie

Ida said...

Shona, This is pretty! Lovely colors that just make me feel good.

Barb Hardeman said...

Well you pulled it off very well! That bg stamp was hard to work with, I cut mine up too but still haven't used it. Bravo for using it so effectively.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Shona! I love how you used this background stamp! Beautiful job! :D

Lori said...

What a cool idea for using this stamp--I have such a hard time using it (think I've only used it once or twice since I got it at convention last summer).

Suzanne said...

I think this is terrific.

Chrissy D said...

This card is so fun! I love all of the colors.