Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cards 5 and 6 of Wishes Workshop

Yesterday I posted the 10 cards I prepared for my girlfriend's open house which I forgot to take to her.  And earlier today I posted cards 3 and 4.  Now it's time for cards 5 and 6.

This "Celebrate Today" card was inspired by the left card on page 63 of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.  I wanted to create that look and August's stamp of the month fit the bill.  The base Sorbet cardstock was stamped with VersaMark, as was the focal image, and then embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder.

Unlike the background stamp, the focal image was sponged over so if it looks darker, it is.  Because the image was embossed, that part of the cardstock is resistant to the ink.  The darker parts are where the ink hit the cardstock.  The final steps were mounting the focal image and adding the Cottage Assortment embellishment.

The sixth card also uses August's stamp of the month.

I wanted to show the versatility of August's Stamp of the Month - Baroque Borders with this sixth card.  The stamp was stamped first generation then moved slightly and then stamped in second generation.  A second generation image was stamped on the other side of the first generation image.  Do they look like wings?!  I guess they are a little lopsided wings...

The zip strip from Clementine was utilized as ribbon here and three bling buttons were added to the strip.  The love stamp was mounted after being edge distressed with the edge distresser and then with Creme Brulee ink and the direct to paper technique.  Simple and fun card.

I'll share the last four cards tomorrow.  :)

Products Used (all CTMH):
X7156B  Clementine Paper Packet
X7153B  Florentine Paper Packet
X1410     Colonial White Cards and Envelopes
S1208     Baroque Borders (August Stamp of the Month)
Z2164     Sorbet ink
Z1151     3-D Foam Tape

"Celebrate Today" card:
Z891   VersaMark ink
Z821   Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Z555   Craft Heater
Z1794  Cottage Assortment

"Love" card:
A1131  Seal Love
Z2117  Crystal Blue ink
Z2167  Creme Brulee ink
Z1466  Bling Assortment
Z1297  Edge Distresser

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