Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Zingy Challenge

Hello everyone, there is a brand new challenge starting this week over on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. This month, the colours are very hot and spicy, really warm colours, just right to banish the chills that we are all feeling with the cold weather at the moment!

I am providing a project as part of the Design Team inspiration this week in the form of a Valentine's card. My project served a dual purpose, as it was also given to my lovely Hubby at the weekend.

I created the background to the card by stamping and embossing the heart fragment from the Punky Hearts stamp set using Versamark and clear embossing powder onto some smooth watercolour paper. I blended Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks across the background, and then added a touch of Fired Brick around the edges. I then placed the background between some sheets of cheap copy paper, and using an iron on a medium heat, I melted the embossing powder again, and removed it from the background. I randomly stamped a small script from the Mini Scripts stamp set, using Plum Archival Ink.

I diecut an oval, and leaving the die in place, I inked the oval using Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink. After removing the die cut, you are left with a white border where the die cut has been. I stamped a sentiment from the Sweet Nothings clear stamp set, using Rhubard Stalk Memento Ink.

I placed the background and sentiment onto a plain white card blank.

Hop over to the Challenge Blog to see the inspiration offered by my other Team Mates, and to see how you can win a voucher to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps. We would love to see you there. Thanks for stopping by, xx


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Judith, the images and of course colours are wonderful, this sounds a interesting technique, love it, Kate x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a lovely card!!! The one who received it will be very lucky!!!


Paula (PEP) said...

A nice masculine card but retaining the traditional valentine colours. I particularly like the way you warmed the sentiment panel up whilst still retaining essentially the same basic colour palette - a very interesting way of drawing the eye to the sentiment & making it the focal point. The iron off embossing technique (the proper name escapes me) is really effective here.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

Awesome card Judith! Well done with getting such a perfect result ironing off your embossing. Somehow I never seem to manage a pristine result with it....maybe it's the card quality that's the problem.

Lesley Xx

PS I have managed to post an early(ish) entry to the challenge this morning.... Whoohoo! ;-) Xx

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