Monday, October 6, 2014
Hope- A Color Challenge with a Technique "Twist"
I wanted to create a card using the CQC261 ColourQ Challenge and decided to incorporate a version of the Alcohol Marker Marbling Technique (hence, the "Technique Twist", using Stampin’ Write Markers versus the alcohol markers).
Also, you would normally use glossy cardstock for this technique, but since the challenge needed Very Vanilla cardstock, I decided to go ahead and give it a try :-) One thing I noticed is that the regular cardstock soaks up most of the ink so you do not have the ability to allow the ink to spread (nor the chance for a second print) as you do with the glossy cardstock.
If you have not had a chance to visit the ColourQ Challenge site yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, great Design Team samples as well as tremendous inspiration from the gallery of submissions!!
To create this card:
Using the same steps as the technique for alcohol markers (see tutorial here), apply the Stampin’ Write markers directly onto the plastic bag- Island Indigo and retired Dusty Durango and use a Sponge Dauber to apply retired Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink.
Mist the ink on the plastic bag with Rubbing Alcohol and lay the piece of Very Vanilla cardstock over the moistened ink.
Repeatedly stamp the sentiment image using Chocolate Chip Classic Ink over the newly created background (re-inking after each stamping) and using Island Indigo Classic Ink, add a bit of additional distressing using the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.
Carefully cut the sections apart, use a Sponge Dauber with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink to apply ink over the edges and adhere to a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.
Mount a piece of Island Indigo cardstock to the Chocolate Chip card base.
Ink the Gorgeous Grunge stamps using retired Dusty Durango , Kiwi Kiss and Island Indigo Classic Ink.
Mount the two sentiment panels flush with the card front and add the third panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Create the rolled roses from Island Indigo and Dusty Durango cardstock (use the 2 ⅜” , 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches- punch the scallop circles, hand cut a wavy spiral from the outside of the scallop circle toward the center, use the Bone Folder to curl the edges of the petals a bit, roll up from the outside edge and adhere using Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive or a Hot Glue Gun).
Add the rolled flowers to the card front along with the Chocolate Chip leaves to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Natural Beauty (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, retired Dusty Durango and Kiwi Kiss; Stampin’ Write Markers- Island Indigo, retired Dusty Durango
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo , retired Dusty Durango
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Punches- 2 ⅜”, 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Plastic Bag, Rubbing Alcohol
Thanks again for visiting- have a terrific Tuesday, my friends!