Friday, April 20, 2012
Peace Within- Three Challenges in One!
I had a few minutes to stamp this evening and decided to create a card using a few of the soon to be retired stamp sets, Plant Hope and Peace Within. I just received the Plant Hope set and love the tree images and wanted to participate with The Paper Players PP91 Watercolor CAS Challenge.
I decided to incorporate the CQC133ColourQ Colors and the FM31 Freshly Made Sketch. Again, all of these sites have wonderful weekly challenges and their Design Team samples and entries are fabulous!
To create the watercolor background paper, use the Aqua Painter to lift ink from the inside of the ink pad from More Mustard and Dusty Durango. Create strokes onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (or you could use Watercolor paper) and use the Heat Tool to lightly dry the paper.
Ink the background stamp, En Francais with Basic Gray and stamp over the lightly damp paper. Continue to dry the paper with the Heat Tool (being careful not to scorch the paper:-)).
Once dry, stamp the tree image with Versamark™ ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder and emboss with the Heat Tool.
Cut the image with the Framelits™ Die and layer with another die cut from Basic Black. Adhere the focus image to the Basic Gray panel (embossed with the Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder) and finish off with the 5/8” Black Satin Bow and sentiment.
Stamp Sets: Plant Hope, En Francais, Peace Within
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, More Mustard, Dusty Durango (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Dusty Durango (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot™, Framelits™ Label Collection Die, Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, Punches- Large Oval and Curly Label, 5/8” Black Satin Ribbon
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