Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Follow Your Dreams

I think I must be losing it.  I had made a wonderful card for the challenge at  Impression Obsession and I was looking up the name of the stamp and realized that it wasn't theirs.  It had just been put in the container with their stamps.  Unbelievable!  I should have realized this since it really wasn't their style.  The card really came out cute so I will post it later.  I immediately attacked another card and then got carried away making it just like I wanted and almost missed the challenge.  It has been that kind of week.

I had planned to do something simple but then all these ideas kept coming and I just had to play with them.  I decided to use Impression Obsession's Stamp L4046 Dance Party Collage, one of my favorites.  I have been having a lot of fun this week playing with a technique referred to as emboss resist and wanted to do more of this.  Here are the instructions.  I stamped my image on cream cardstock and sponged various Brilliance inks over it, after embossing it in white.  No matter how many pictures I took, I really could not get my camera to do it justice.  The colors are beautiful pastels with a lovely shimmer.  I cut out the image, leaving a little extra cardstock along the embossed border which I distressed and sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I layered this on a left over piece of dark aqua cardstock sprayed with Smooch Spritz which I also distress and sponged the edges with Brilliance ink.  I added a simple sentiment stamped in maroon on light yellow, layered on deep rose cardstock.  I decided not to make this real fancy so it wouldn't take away from the image.

Here is a better picture of my actual card.  I started with a deep rose colored 6" x 6" piece of cardstock.  On top of this is a piece of light pink decorative cardstock from K&Co.  This paper was just perfect for this card so it made it easier to use it since the other side of it is absolutely gorgeous.  Thank goodness I still have more of this.  I sponged the edges with distress ink.  On the right side I placed a piece of yellow and white striped paper that I cut out with a Spellbinder die and embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  Then I added some Antique Linen Distress Ink and some yellow Brilliance.  Just to the left of this I added a strip of lace.  I just recently found this at Michaels and I love it.  I mounted my image on top of it with foam tape.  I added a large homemade pink rose on the top left side and small pink pearls on the bottom left.  I added two more roses on the right side, this time using some small white ones I also picked up at Michaels.  Guess it was good I made the mistake I did on the first card or I might never have had the fun of creating this one.

I have entered this in the following challenges:
Speed the Cat's Friends challenge #50 - Emboss Resist Technique

Catch The Bug Challenge - Four or More Layers
Fourishes Bring Back the Beautiful Challenge - The Beauty of Spring Colors
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #150 - Soft Pastel Colors plus Butterfly
Paper Pretties Challenge #149 - Designer Paper (Use at least 2 different design papers - K&Co. Decorative Pink/Yellow and White Striped)

17 comments:

Shirley said...

I am so loving this Inlinkz thing. I would never have been able to stop by here at this time to tell you what a lovely card!! I love what you did with the stamp. The embossing makes it look wonderful!! and the flowers and pearls are perfect embellishments too! Thanks for playing E. Marie and good luck in the drawing too!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Simply stunning, I love everything about your card! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Candy C said...

Hello! I absolutely love your card. Love all the technique you did on this! Just beautiful! Your white embossing is lovely and the flowers are the perfect touch! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Marie- this is a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh, I love emboss resist! Happy you entered this in the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty with the subtle effect~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Teresa said...

Your card is beautiful and what a lot of work and time you put into it, Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, Hugs, Teresa x

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Very pretty card!!

Thank you so very much for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious this week, hope you'll come back next week!

Hugs
Heather

Michele L. said...

Thank you for joining us at Bugaboostamps.com
This card is just stunning. I relaly like what you did with it!

Jennie Reedy said...

this is just beautiful! Amazing work!
Thanks for joining us at FBW

Jodie Mackrell said...

very neat! love the flowers! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Julie Koerber said...

Just beautiful!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hugs...
Melissa

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So cool how you did the image underneath the flowers and inks. What an amazing technique! Thanks so much for sharing this with our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY this week. Hugs:)

ChristineCreations said...

This is really dreamy looking! love all the colors!

Danni said...

Very pretty! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Nikki said...

Very delicate card Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT