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Sketch Sunday #32

I can’t believe that I have done 32 weeks of challenges! True, it wasn’t 32 straight weeks. I have never been that great at consistency, unfortunately. But lately I have been trying to be better at it. Sometimes life just gets in the way!

Anyway, this week’s sketch comes from My Favorite Things. I like doing their challenges because it doesn’t take long to look for the sketch and I get a chance to win an awesome prize! Here is the link to the sketch if you want to play along:http://www.cardchallenges.com/2015/08/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-242.html

I made a video for Sketch Sunday showing how I put the card together. I also did a voice over in this one, which is something I haven’t done for awhile. Usually I don’t have much time to edit the video, so it goes up as is!

Here is a link to the video:https://youtu.be/ywGsfOCcBPM

And here are some pictures of the card:photo 2 photo 1

Thanks for stopping by!

Michele

List of supplies:

ATG
Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
My Favorite Things Geek is Chic Stamps and Dies
My Favorite Things Razzle Berry Ink
My Favorite Things Grape Jelly Ink
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Mid – Tone Navy
Distress Ink Worn Lipstick
Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch
Recollections White 65 lb Cardstock
Recollections Patterned Paper (paper scraps)

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Buying Haul

I recently bought from Simon Says Stamp online and then from a new Joann’s store. In my day job, I got a bunch of new stores and by one of them was a brand new Joann’s. It was the largest one I’ve ever seen and it was awesome. My local store only has maybe two aisles of scrapbooking items. This store, however, had as much as my local Michael’s or AC Moore. (If you want to see the video from the hauls, go to my YouTube – chelebelle). 

SInce I bought ALL of these new supplies, I decided that I needed to use some of them to create some new projects. So I did! I made four cards (three from supplies I bought in those hauls). The first card is a kraft card base that I used Tumbled Glass distress ink and a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop to create a swirled background. Then I used the same color ink and stamped a GIna K Design sentiment stamp on a piece of white card stock and attached it to the front of the cardbase. I added three small teal colored gems to the bottom of the sentiment piece. 

The second card was made from black card stock. I then cut a piece of white cardstock a 1/4″ smaller and inked the whole piece up in three colors of distress ink – Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick. I did the same to a smaller piece of card stock so I would have another layer for the top of the card. I took the larger inked up piece and ran it through a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder that has roses on it. After that I sprayed some glitter mist on it for a little shine. On the smaller piece I stamped the two birds with a heart above them from a stamp set from Joann’s (Fiskars I believe) and then matted it with some black card stock.

The third card I made was using the “XOXOXOXO” die from Simon Says Stamp. I inked up a piece of white cardstock with chipped sapphire, dusty concord and milled lavender distress ink and then ran the die through my Cuttlebug to create a bunch of ombre strips. I also used a black cardbase for this card and covered the top with some white and purple washi tape. Then I placed a “XO” strip under it and alternated them to the bottom of the card. 

The final card comes from another exclusive Simon Says Stamp set. This one is a stamp and die set, which I am really loving. The centers of the “O’s” from the above pieces were used to create the polka dot background of this card. I glued them down onto the white card stock and then cut another piece of white cardstock from the Nestabilities die. I used the same three colors of distress ink to color in the background for the bra and hanger to sit on. I stamped the bra in two shades of Hero Arts Shadow ink (Pool and Tide Pool I believe). Then I used the dies to cut out the bra, hanger and the bow. The last step before putting the card together was to cut a small piece of white card stock for the sentiment. I stamped it with the two colors of the bra. 

Here is a picture of all four cards, which will hopefully be going up on Etsy soon!

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Challenge #10 – Making your own color embossing powder

For my tenth challenge, I decided to do another technique with VersaMark. When I originally bought the VersaMark ink, I thought that you only used it for embossing. I am glad that I am finding that there are many other ways that you can use it! This layout shows one of those different techniques.

To start out, I used an image that I had cut before but wasn’t the right size. It was a large tag that says all dressed up and I had cut it out of glitter paper. The words “All Dressed Up” are cut out and when I placed it on the background, I thought it didn’t look as nice as it could. So, I took some pink scrap paper that I cut into strips. When I placed those behind the cut out words, it still didn’t look right. I found a stamp set that I haven’t really used much (Fiskars Asian Inspired cling stamps) and chose one of the flowered stamps from there. I wanted to emboss that image, but I didn’t have the correct color pink embossing powder. However, I did have worn lipstick distress ink, which would be perfect!

To make your own color, first you ink the image up with VersaMark. Then you ink the image up with the color distress ink you want. (You don’t have to use distress ink.) You then stamp the image on to your paper and cover it with clear embossing powder. Once the image is heated up, the image is embossed in the color ink you stamped with! Here is one of the background pieces that I used for the tag: Embossed flower and here is the final image of the tag (It looks better in person. It was hard to capture a good shot of it!)tag

I thought that the stripped background was a little too much for the whole page. I chose a piece of brown card stock to break it up, but it looked too plain against all the stripes. So I took another stamp from the same Fiskars set (the background stamp) and used the same technique as I did with the tag. I used the worn lipstick distress ink for this as well. It didn’t really turn out too pink, but I like the way it ended up. Next time I will try it with vintage photo or walnut stain, but I was trying to tie some of the pink in to the bottom of the page. Here are the results:Background

To tie the page together, I took a see through piece of pink ribbon and adhere it to the page between the two pieces of paper. Since it was sheer, I used the cheater method to attach it (Only glue or tape the ribbon on the back of the page). It was slipping a little bit on the front so I put tiny dots of glue on the edge of parts of the ribbon where it wasn’t so sheer to hold it in place. I glued down all of the pictures and the tag and my page was complete. Here’s a look at the final product:FInal page

Hope you like this page! As always, feel free to leave comments or suggestions!