Sunday, September 24, 2017

Clean & Simple Sunday 39-2017

Hi! It's Gracie here as this week's CADC Designer.

This month's theme is inspired by Jennifer McGuire.

This week we are using a "Black Emboss Resist" technique. 

Today's prompt is to create a card on the clean and simple side or as a one layer card.

I must admit I was not a fan of this technique.  I think it is because I am not fond of all black cards.  They seem dreary.  By the end of the week I really enjoyed making them to my surprise!  Today's card started with a stamp from Our Daily Bread.  I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I used a heat gun to dry the ink.  I then stamped the image again with clear Versamark ink and used clear embossing powder on the image.  Next is the messy part!  Using a sponge dauber I covered the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut the panel down in size and mounted it on Rustic Cottage paper.  I die cut the sentiment from the Rustic Cottage paper also.  I used white card stock as a card base.  I added some clear rhinestones to finish the card.  Gracie

Saturday, September 23, 2017

One Stamp Set Saturday - #38-2017

Saturday's challenge is to use one stamp set along with the technique for the week (Pearlized Stamp Layering). Just as a reminder, a video for the technique can be found here.

The stamp set I am using is Layered Lily by Altenew.

This set has lilies that actually use four layers.  I used two of them for the technique and stamped another, the centers, with Versafine black ink.  I stamped two of the flowers directly on the card base and stamped another on a scrap piece of the same cardstock as the base.  I fussy cut the third one and attached it with foam tape. The stems I hand drew with a marker, then added Wink of Stella to make them go better with the shimmer of the Perfect Pearls on the flowers.  Overall while I liked most of the cards with the technique, it seemed to be a lot of work (especially with having to make sure to spray with fixative).  In the end the ones I like the best were covering all of the cardstock with the Perfect Pearls and stamping to remove it with a stamp inked in Versamark.  I will probably put the technique to the side for awhile before I try it again. - Denise

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Freestyle - #38-2017

Freestyle Friday allowed me to do a nautical theme with the Pearlized Stamping technique.

I started by swiping Versamark on a piece of cream cardstock and then using a brayer to apply even more Versamark so that it was coated evenly.  I brushed on Perfect Pearls Forever Red.  I used a cute seahorse stamp from the Unity KOM July 2013 called Spirit of Summertime inked up with Versamark to remove the Perfect Pearls and leave the design.  This was the first one I did using the technique for this week and as you can see from the rubbed off places surrounding the seahorse oval, I learned that you have to spray a fixative on it to prevent rub-off.  I decided that it looked distressed with the rubbed off part, so I went ahead with using it.   I used an oval die to it out and mimic the oval shape of the stamp.  I stamped the hello sentiment on a burlap strip using Distress Oxide inks and put the oval on foam tape.  The background paper is by Graphic 45 from a collection called By the Sea. - Denise