Tuesday, August 16, 2016
I have another card for My Favorite Things Camp Create, Session #3. The challenge for this one is "Remarkable Resist." I used a stamp from MFT's "Diamonds & Dots Border" set (apparently retired) for the emboss resist on my background.
MISTI to stamp the background pattern with Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder. I taped that panel to a cutting board with blue painter's tape, and used my Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolors to paint the background. After I got a layer of color down, I spritzed it generously with water, and tipped it in different directions to help the colors blend. I dried it with my heat tool, then added another layer of color, spritzed it, and hit it with my heat tool again. That got me the depth of color I wanted. Finally, I die cut the panel with the stitched rectangle from "Blueprints 13."
For the greeting, I die cut one of MFT's "Happy Trio" from white & black cardstocks. I also stamped the "Be" from "Simply Fabulous Sayings" onto black cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. I cut that into a small strip, and set it aside. I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to coat the back of my black die cut word, and positioned it on my panel with the help of my tweezers. I did the same with the white die cut, offsetting it slightly from the black to give a shadow effect. Then I glued the "Be" strip above.
I felt the greeting needed something to help ground it. So I used the larger arrow die from "Blueprints 13" to partially die cut 2 arrows from gold glitter cardstock. Because I needed the arrows to be even longer than the die, I just cut the pointed end and most of the shaft, leaving the narrower end uncut. I drew lines on the back of the cardstock, to extend the cut lines, and cut along those lines with my scissors. I glued one arrow above & one below the greeting. I really like how that finishes that area off! :)
To finish the card, I matted the panel with black, and adhered that to a white A2 card base. I will send this card to Send a Smile 4 Kids.
I'm also entering this card in Send a Smile 4 Kids "For the Girls" challenge.