Wednesday, July 1, 2009

...Thank You Color Challenge

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This was my submission for this week's Color Challenge #225 at SCS...So Saffron, Night of Navy, and Kraft. I started with a Kraft Cardstock base, then matted the focal panel with Night of Navy Cardstock. The images and sentiment were from the same Inkadinkado set called "Garden Flower". The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy Classic Ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement...I hate crooked words! The images were stamped in VersaMark Ink onto Glossy Cardstock, then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I used a Brayer with the Rubber Attachment to color over the entire glossy panel. I rolled it in So Saffron Classic Ink so that it was completely coated, and then rolled across the panel several times to make the color look uniform {I only had to reink the roller one extra time to get the rich saffron color}. I used a Paper Towel to gently remove the excess ink from the images...this makes the images brighter. This technique is called **Embossing Resist**. The focal panel was attached to the card base using Dimensionals, and I pierced above the panel using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. I added a piece of Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, a miscellaneous Navy Button, and some Linen Thread to complete the card.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you tomorrow with cards for both the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #93 and the Stamps and Smiles' Sketch Challenge #22 for The Fresh Batch Blog. Be sure to stop by and check them out! Until then...


the whimsical butterfly said...

This is seriously GORGEOUS-wow. I don't do enough w/ craft, you know that? This is beautiful and I LOVE the ribbon/button. SO pretty!

YES girl I am MOVING....we need to chat!!!

Kristie said...

What a stunning card! Wonderful job with the color challenge!

malissa32 said...

wow! this is gorgeous! love the embossing and the ribbon. thanks for sharing your talent

Pam Varnell said...

This is so pretty Mercy. I love the clean elegance of it. So classy!! Way to go girl.