Sunday, April 27, 2014

MIX65 Swallowtail Prayers

Hi Again Stampers! 

Here is my final card for theSplitcoaststampers MIX65 Challenge- Back to Kindergarten (using crayons) and used the crayon rubbed embossing technique on this card as well as the colors from the CCMC300 Create with Connie and Mary Challenge (although I did not link this card in the CCMC300 challenge since I used a non-SU! lace).   

 I hope you will have the time to check out the gallery at both sites- again, so much talent and inspiration!!

To create this card:

Using the crayon rubbed embossing technique (here is the link to the forum and the technique videos), open the retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and place a piece of Whisper White cardstock on top of the raised portion of the folder.   Rub the White Crayon over the cardstock (press firmly) and use a brayer to apply Calypso Coral Classic Ink. 
Use a paper towel to rub the ink off the crayon areas, use a Sponge Dauber first with Crumb Cake Classic Ink, rub off the ink and use a Sponge Dauber with Basic Gray Classic Ink (rubbing the ink off again with a dry paper towel).

Ink the En Francais stamp using Basic Gray Classic Ink and stamp over the background.  Wipe off the excess ink using a dry paper towel.

Layer onto the Basic Gray card base and add the sentiment (from a previously printed sentiment from My Digitial Studio and layered with the 1 ¼” Circle Punch), the crochet lace trim with the embossed piece of Basic Gray cardstock (embossed with the Big Shot™ and the retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder).  Add a few Pearls to the bottom area of the sentiment (hard to see in the photo) :-)

Color the Swallowtail image using Stampin’ Write markers- Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Basic Gray.  Use a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to accent the dark areas and the Chalk Marker to highlight some of the areas of the wings.

Add the Swallowtail image using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Swallowtail, Thoughts and Prayers (both MDS versions), En Francais 

Ink: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray

Accessories: Big Shot™, retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, White Crayon, Brayer, Sponge Daubers,  1 ¼” Circle Punch, crochet trim from my stash

Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a wonderful week!!

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