I'm back with another first for me today...yellow! Isn't is spectacular! I was really inspired by some challenges to try something new and I was surprised with the results. I will tell you all about the challenges in a minute, but first, here is my card full of sunshine! I hope you enjoy!
I would like to send out a special Thank You and a huge hug to the wonderful and very talented design team members over at Tuesday Throwdown for choosing my Vintage Christmas Ornament as one of their top 3 in their 'Other Than a Card or Tag' challenge. I am really honoured and will display their badge with pride. You can click on the images for more details on the challenge and/or my ornament.
This week at Tuesday Throwdown is Challenge #207 - Mellow Yellow. I have never made a yellow card before, but I was completely inspired by the DT creations and decided to give it go!
I'm really excited to play along this week with such a talented group of artists over at Just Us Girls Challenge! I was so sad to miss last week, but I'm back in the game for this week's Challenge #252 - Ribbon.
I used lots of curly ribbon on my card and I even stuck some ribbon in between the shabby layers! How fun is that!! This is one of my favourite ribbons, but it doesn't go with everything, so I don't get to use it as often as I like. I thought this was the perfect card and the perfect challenge for me to be able to use tons and tons of it!
WOW Embossing Powder Technique:
For the top background layer, I have a little technique that might interest you. I just love using the emboss resist technique, but embossing powder is shiny and I find that I don't really enjoy that look on a shabby chic card. WOW carries a dull embossing powder, but it's not available at any of my craft stores, so here is my little trick.
I emboss my pattern using WOW Clear Gloss embossing powder, then I apply my ink...in this case it was Technique Tuesday - Lots of Dots with Tim Holtz distress ink Squeezed Lemonade. And here is the trick part...after you are all done with your inking, take your heat gun and warm the embossing back up - then, while it's still hot, take a soft cloth and rub over the top of it. Takes the shine right off!!!
This week I'm entering my card into the WOW Embossing Challenge Blog, for their August Challenge - Monochrome.
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs-french pastry doily & branch set, Joy Crafts-flourish branch 1 & flowers 4, Memory Box-whimsy circle
Stamps: Technique Tuesday-lots of dots, Impression Obsession-vintage rose spray, Kaisercraft-heirloom, Heartfelt Creations-all seasons sentiments
Handmade: both yellow backgrounds, all the light yellow flowers and the pebble
From My Stash: stamens and that fabulous polka dot ribbon
I am honoured to also enter my card into the following new challenges! I'm really excited to play along with them for the first time!
Seize the Birthday - Seeing Yellow Birthdays (monochromatic yellow)
Scrap Gang - Challenge #75 - Sunny
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Challenge #70 - Polka Dots
Dies R Us Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 - Birthday
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.