Saturday, July 28, 2007

Sparkle Card

I made this card for 2 of the "Dare to Get Dirty" challenges on Splitcoast Stampers this week. This is a fun week of challenges for Fan Club Members of Splitcoast Stampers. One of the challenges had a sketch like this, and another challenge was to use lots of Pink, so I got 2 challenges done for the price of 1! I pulled an old technique out for this one, called masking. I really haven't used this technique much, but it worked out nicely for this card.
The sketch required that there be 2 sides to the background, and I wanted to make this card simple, since I wanted to make 6 of them. So I tore a piece of scrap paper to create a rough edge, and layed it down on the card (this was my mask). I used a sponge and my Rose Red ink pad to add color along the edge and on the remainder of the right side of the card. When I removed the mask, it looked almost like I had 2 different papers for my background. After this I added a strip of patterened paper edged with Rose Red ink (direct to paper) and a flower embellishment. The embellishment was created using the new scallop punch. I punched out a scallop circle in Rose Red and applied Irridescent Ice embossing powder all over it, and then embossed. I added a circle punched flower on top which I had colored in with markers. The final "sparkle" greeting was added on the bottom right to tie it all together.
Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Doodle That, Warm Words,
Paper: Regal Rose, Rose Red, White, Flowers for You, White
Ink: Rose Red, Black
Accessories: Irridescent Ice
I made 6 of these cards to send out to some fellow Moms ... just to add a little "sparkle" to their day!

1 comment:

Suzi said...

Wonderful as usual! I haven't gotten my scallop punch yet...maybe tomorrow!