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:
Impression Obsession Challenge - Encouragement
Speed the Cat's Friends challenge #50 - Emboss Resist Technique
Sketch Saturday Challenge #150 - Sketch
Catch The Bug Challenge - Four or More Layers
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Distressing
Flourishes Spring has Sprung Challenge FLLCAPR11 - Color Combo
Fourishes Bring Back the Beautiful Challenge - The Beauty of Spring Colors
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #150 - Soft Pastel Colors plus Butterfly
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #89 - Flowers
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #57 - Doilies &/or Lace
Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Vintage
Paper Pretties Challenge #149 - Designer Paper (Use at least 2 different design papers - K&Co. Decorative Pink/Yellow and White Striped)