May 21, 2009

Starry night

Hi everyone. Today I've got a card to share with you, that I used some pretty cool technique combinations. I'll do my best to explain them, but don't hesitate to ask questions if you need more information. There is a whole lot going on with this card, but I think it still all gels. So here we go. Firstly this amazing background stamp is from Pez-a-doodle and I absolutely love it. It is called the Cobblestone background. The rest of the stamps are Studio G. I really love the fairy collection and can use them with so many different projects. You will notice that the center is made up of 5 pieces. Firstly 2 scalloped squares. Then a really distressed dark blue square with teal border. This dark blue square has a few different techniques on it. Firstly I used emboss resist (the paper was originally teal) then I crumpled the entire piece until the embossing powder started "cracking". Lastly I took Opalite ink and went over the entire piece to give it some "moon glow". A little Tricky but totally worth it.
Now for the cobblestone background, I also used emboss resist, but instead of using regular paper and ink, I used glossy paper and Alcohol ink. To remove the alcohol ink from the embossed image, all you have to do is use the Alcohol Blending solution and it will come right off the embossed part of your image. TRES COOL!!!

I will be doing a couple projects with embossing over at SNR in June, so make sure you stop by, and sign up. There are so many great things going on over there, that you will be so glad you made the decision to be a SNR JUNKIE!!!


Supplies:
Accessories: Navy Ribbon, silver embossing powder, clear embossing powder
Coloring agents: denim, stream (alcohol ink), Versamark Dazzle, Nordic Ice Opalite, paris dusk, danube blue, bahama blue (memento), silver perfect pearls,
Die cuts- scallop and regular square, scallop and regular circle (spellbinder)
Paper: white (PTI), Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Glossy White (SU),
stamps: Cobblestone (Pez-A-Doodle) , Stars and sentiment (Studio G)
Tools: Scor-pal, Purple Cows 2-in-1 trimmer, Big Shot, heat gun, edge distresser

Thanks for stopping by today. I always appreciate your visit.

16 comments:

  1. oh gorgeous card erica - i love it!!!! beautiful xxx

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  2. what a wonderful project. love it. great job on the techniques you used. I've never tried resist ink. someone over at scrapbooking/crafting friends was asking about it.

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  3. very pretty hun!!!! love the technique you used on this!!!

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  4. WOW! Now that's talent! Beautiful card!

    Hugs,

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  5. beautiful! (love the cobblestone BG stamp)... TFS!

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  6. wow that is one NICE card!! great job!!!!!

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  7. Great card…love the colors and the background – work really well with the sentiment.

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  8. Wow - you are right on the layers and techniques!! Your card looks great and I like that cobblestone look.

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  9. Super awesome!!!! Love the colors!!

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  10. Oh Wow! This is awesome, beautiful colors and background...what a great card!

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  11. Very nice card!! Great job!!

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  12. Love alcohol inks...very nifty. Interesting card...must have taken a while to put together.

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  13. Two very wonderful pieces...took a boo at the other site , wow lots happening there also..
    Erika you have a very nice blog..enjoyed the visit..
    connie paxman

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  14. Hi Erika

    Its Barb (lalalime) coming to visit you from the Paperee forum. Thanks for sharing your blog site. I'm just home from a weekend away visiting our folks and so only have a few moments but have bookmarked you so I can come back and give your site some more attention.

    I think your card looks VERY attractive and interesting!

    ☻ Barb

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