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Monday, August 27, 2012

Sweet Stamps- A Favorite Technique

This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are using A Favorite Technique......  That is a loaded challenge for a 'Technique Junkie'......

 Since I like a challenge, I used an older technique- Maduzia Magic-with a twist.... I have no reinkers...... so I used Shades Die inks- wiped them across a piece of acetate and picked up the ink off of the acetate with a cotton ball- added the alcohol- what do you think?  I also had to add sewing on my card- that is my all time favorite thing to do to add a great look and some dimension to my cards.

 The first step is to stamp and emboss the image- I embossed the Just for You sentiment multiple times and it covers the back of the entire page. After the embossing was done, I swiped the ink onto the acetate, added the alcohol and then the ink to a cotton ball and dabbed it on glossy white cardstock. I made an addition sheet out of just the Orchid, and used that for the corner flourishes.
Here is the background:
  I stamped and embossed the image Margery in Platinum EP and watercolored the image with the Shades die ink. I added color to the edges of the card as well and to the edge of the die cut for dimension. I did not have any lighter purple cardstock that was just right, so cut a piece of watercolor paper and highlighted the edge of it with purple watercoloring.
  I used Coordinations cardstock for the base. If you look at the Coordinations cardstock page HERE- you will find that the store has listed the ink colors that coordinate with the cardstock family-see the colors when you click on the cardstock colors.

 I used Platinum Embossing Powder for a touch of glitz for the card front- here is a better look:
Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Distress Clear Embossing Ink HERE
White embossing powder HERE
Anti-static pouch HERE
Just for You sentiment HERE
Shades Die Inks Sand Castle and Sunrise Orchid HERE
Image-Margery HERE
Embossing Powder Platinum HERE
Coved Rectangle Die (the image is on this) HERE
Lace Corner die HERE
Sentiment die (Rectangle multi die) HERE
Coordinations cardstock HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

 Challenges:
Cheery Lynn Dies- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion- Emboss it
The Crazy Challenge- Anything Goes
Victorine Originals- Brown/White with one other color (Purple)
Pile it On- Something with a "P" -purple
Stampin Sisters in Christ- Use a diecut/punch


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

35 comments:

Penny said...

Shelly, this is just beautiful! Love the pretty colors you used and the techniques as well! The card is so feminine and sweet! And the stitching is a great touch, too! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

MaxineD said...

Shelly this is gorgeous - thanks too for sharing the how-to of the technique.
Blessings
Maxine

Sandy Hulsart said...

Lovely card, Shelly. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Gina Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous. I never think to emboss image before coloring them, but I love the look!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great technique! Love how the lines of her dress flash with the EP.

2amscrapper said...

wow, Shelly! Your take on the technique is so impressive! Beautiful card--love all the details and will be back to admire it again!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Wow, that makes a really pretty background. Thanks for sharing that technique as I don't have any re-inkers either. :) Makes a pretty card, too.

MiamiKel said...

Now this is a stunner! I love how your photography captured it so perfectly ~ beautiful work!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Shelly, your card is fabulous! I love the vintage look!

jimlynn said...

You always do the best and prettiest techniques! Love this gorgeous card and the colors are so pretty with that image.
Lynn

Renee said...

Oooo la la very pretty!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is so stunning my friend!! I just love the stitching details, the embossing and soft colors! So Vintage chic!! ;)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I think you did super duper on this card GF! Love the bg, image and colors........

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Shelly - great to see you - love your use of Dies - perfect for this weeks challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ - we appreciare your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Plastic Card said...

This is so cute. The beautiful design with the perfect color has made the card gorgeous. I appreciate this. Thanks for sharing such inspirational and creative card.

Shar said...

Love your stylish card!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! This is just AWESOME Shelly! Of course I love this image and I really love how you've showcased her! BEAUTIFUL job on the background ... thanks for all the deets! Awesome job as always!

xxxtglxxx said...

Very pretty and elegant Shelly, this is gorgeous! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Terry said...

Ohh Laa Laa! Shelly, this is so pretty and feminine! Love the way you used the technique!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love how you did the background for this card, great technique. Beautiful design and coloring on Margery. Love the added stitching and the ribbon on the sentiment.

trisha too said...

Very pretty, Shelly--great vintage feel to it!

:)

NanaConnie said...

Ooooo, Love the pink and brown combo, Shelly! Fantastic image and I love the simplicity. Elegant, for cure.

Michele said...

very lovely! i'll have to see if i can determine what my favorite technique is so i can play too! xo

alethea said...

Wow, what a fantastic card. Love how you created the background! Thanks for joining our Emboss It challenge at CYP! Hugsxx

jonim52 said...

Wowza, this came out gorgeous!

Krisha said...

Great card, love how you did it

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Shelly beautiful card thank you for joining us over on Cheery Lynn Good luck in the draw.

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "I Spy Something With A “P”” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

PIO DT
Jenn Zeeb

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful!! Great technique!! Love the colors you used!

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Very cute! Such a sweet image and great card. Thanks for playing along on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card and technique!!!! The image is beautiful and you did an awesome job on it!!!!!

Emma H said...

Lovely card, very elegant! Thanks for playing along at Pile It On this week!

Bonnie Brown said...

What a beautiful technique!! You did a gorgeous job!! Love the colors too!

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous Shelly!!! Beautiful soft muted colors, wonderful design with your beautiful stamp!

Bunny said...

This is lovely, Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion, and good luck.

Caz xx CYP DT