Saturday, April 20, 2013

Imagine The Possibilities- A New Technique for Me!


Hi Stampers!!

This has been one busy week and I finally had a chance to create a card for the Splitcoaststampers You Can Do It Challenge #15- Straw Technique with Silhouette and the Just Add Ink JAI162- Add a Technique That You Have Never Tried Before and this is it!!.  

This is a brand new technique for me using glossy paper, a few drops of re-inker and a plastic drinking straw.  You need to be careful- you can get very light headed doing this technique :-)!!  

After reviewing the videos that the Splitcoaststampers YCDI Challenge (post #3853) noted as helpful, I  also decided to incorporate the colors from this week’s Create withConnie and Mary CCMC248 Challenge.    If you have not had a chance to visit any of the sites, I would encourage you to do so.  Again, wonderful inspiration and so many different styles!
Similar panel prior to finishing the card 

To create this card:

On a piece of glossy cardstock, place a few drops of Summer Starfruit ink and blow threw the straw to move the ink around.   Repeat with Gumball Green ink and again with Midnight Muse.  While the ink is still wet, gently take the side of the straw and move the ink around (like a squeegee).  This will blend the colors a bit and then blot the panel carefully with a paper towel to remove excess ink.

I decided to add a bit more interest, so I spritzed the inked image with 70% rubbing alcohol, blotted again and then added a few small drops of Midnight Muse and blew the ink around the paper using the straw again (to create a darker "bush" image on the lower left hand side of the panel).  After this step, the panel was left overnight to dry. 

Close-Up of background 
Since the ink tends to accumulate unevenly around the edges, I trimmed the edges off and used the Embossing Buddy® to de-static the panel.  Use Versamark™ Ink to ink up the coral image from By The Tide and stamp onto the panel.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, heat  with the Heat Tool and once cooled, stamp the background word image from By The Tide using Midnight Muse Classic Ink (stamped off once before stamping onto the panel).

De-static a piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock and repeat the steps above to emboss the fish image with black embossing powder.  Once the embossed fish has cooled, use an  Aqua Painter™ with Midnight Muse ink to add color to the image and the White Gel Pen to add the white dot to the eye :-).  Carefully cut the fish image out and gently bend the fish to give a slight bow in the center.

With the Big Shot™ and the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock leaving a bit of the cardstock outside of the folder for a flat stamping surface.  Stamp the sentiment using Midnight Muse Classic Ink onto the flat surface and adhere the entire panel to a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock.

Mount the embossed straw technique background panel onto Whisper White cardstock and adhere to the Fancy Fan embossed panel.  Add the embossed fish with Stampin’ Dimensionals® and a few Pearls in the corner to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  By The Tide, Word Play

Ink: Versamark™, Midnight Muse Classic Ink, Re-Inkers- Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse

Paper: Whisper White, Glossy White, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse 

AccessoriesBig Shot™,  Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls, Plastic Drinking Straw, Stampin’ Dimensionals®, White Gel Pen

If you have not tried this technique yet, give it a try- it was a lot of fun!!!  

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!!

21 comments:

Nikki Spencer said...

Brilliant Julie! I was just looking at this stunner on Pinterest..:0) A fantastic technique that l will be giving a go for sure. So glad you played along at Just Add Ink this week.

Mae Collins said...

What a fantastic card, it looks just like a picture. Love how you have incorporated your images using this technique for the background. Thanks for trying something new and joining in at Just Add Ink.

Penelope Nichols said...

I came across your card on pinterest. It is stunning. It looks just like a photograph!

Margaret Raburn said...

What a perfect technique for an underwater scene...it is so realistic and you've truly created a stunning card! Great use of the colors in the challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary! Thanks for joining!

Lisa Young said...

Oh my goodness! I love this card and the background technique that you used. Absolutely beautiful, Julie! So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

~Paola~ said...
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~Paola~ said...

Hi, I am very glad you tried out the straw and silhouette tecnique I suggested last week for YCDI15 chellenge....
Your card turned out terrific...glad it was also chosen amongst the favorites at SCS....*CongratZ*

inkeverywhere said...

This sounds like a very fun technique - I think I will give it a try too. Thanks for sharing.
Chantell JAI

Lisa said...

OH my goodness...WOW! Beautiful technique and one I want to try! This card is stunning...the ocean effects look real! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Mary said...

Julie---
What a fantastic background!! Perfect backdrop for the stamps you chose!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I just think the background is amazing! Fantastic masculine card. Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!!

Debbie Henderson said...

WOW Julie, this background is gorgeous. Super job! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

ebeth9267 said...

This is super uber cool. The technique, which I am so glad you included instructions, is perfect for the stamp images. Thanks for linking your awesome post to our color challenge at CCMC. Smiles, Elizabeth

Deb said...

What an amazing technique! So creative! Love how you used the challenge colors! Love your card!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

The depth of color on this is just INCREDIBLE Julie! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Melissa Davies said...

This is IMPRESSIVE!! Just gorgeous!Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie said...

Wow, Julie...this is GORGEOUS! Love the deep rich colors and can't wait to try this technique! LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Nancy said...

Your card and new technique is absolutely FABULOUS! I love it, so realistic, just gorgeous!

Jodene said...

Wow this is fantastic Julie! I just love this technique you have used and it worked so perfectly with your stamp choices. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

Karen D' said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I love the depth you created with your layering of colors.

Crafting at Home said...

Wow, beautiful card! After seeing it I ordered this stamp set. :) I am going to try this technique the day it arrives. Thank you so much for sharing!

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