Tuesday, February 12, 2008

...Technique Lovers Challenge #155 & Color Challenge #153

This is my submission for yesterday's Technique Lovers Challenge and today's Color Challenge at SCS. The technique is called "Ink, Spray, and Smash Technique". It was invented by an incredibly talented stamper by the name of Faith Hofrichter. You can view her step-by-step tutorial HERE on her blog. I started with a card base of Kraft cardstock measuring 11 X 4-1/4, and when folded to open at the right is standard invitation size. The next panel up is made of the following: Basic Black cardstock (4-1/8 X 2-7/16), Green Galore cardstock (4-1/16 X 2-3/8), and White Glossy cardstock (4 X 2-1/4). The glossy paper was inked with the Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink Refill and Green Galore Classic Ink Refill. Black Gingham Ribbon was added to the bottom portion of the panel, then the completed panel was attached to the card base using SNAIL Adhesive.

The focal panel consists of Basic Black cardstock (3-1/8 X 2-11/16), Kraft cardstock (3-1/16 x 2-5/8), Green Galore cardstock (2-15/16 X 2-1/2), and Whisper White cardstock (2-7/8 X 2-3/8). The sailboat from the set "Nursery Necessaties" was stamped on the white cardstock in Basic Black Classic Ink along with the sentiment from the same set. A Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet were used for correct placement of the sentiment. I took a scrap piece of the glossy technique cardstock and used the Slit Punch to create the scalloped waves under the boat, then attached it to the white cardstock with SNAIL Adhesive. I also stamped the sailboat onto scrap pieces of turquoise, galore, and glossy technique cardstock to paper-piece the final sailboat image together. All the components were cut out with CutterBee Scissors, outlined using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, then attached over the original black stamped sailboat with Dimensionals. The focal panel is attached to the card base also using Dimensionals. The star medallion is created using all the cardstock colors (except kraft), the 5-Petal Flower Punch, and the Small Star Punch. Each layer is popped up with Dimensionals, and a Black Brad was added to the center. The completed medallion is attached to the card base using dimensionals again.

That's it for today! I ahve alot of housework to get finished with before the kids get home, so I will talk to you all tomorrow! Until then......Hugs ~ Mercy

Stamps: Nursery Necessaties
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Glossy White
Ink: same as paper
Accessories: reinkers, brad, stamp-a-ma-jig, image sheet, ribbon, dimensionals, punches (slit, 5-petal flower, small star), water spritzer, black marker


Sharon in NE said...

Very well done.

silke said...

Super cute card!!! Nice colors....

Bonnie said...

Your colours are awesome!! and your card turned out so cute!!

chat said...

way too wonderful,mercy !!!! your BG is just perfect.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh my, is that just the cutest!

Lori said...

This turned out so very cute! Great way to use the paper created with the ink, spray, and smash technique.