Sunday, June 1, 2008

Dream the Impossible-Kwerner Inspiration Challenge 10#

One of my favorite stamping reasons to be home is the ability to do card challenges. This particular card was made for Kwerner's Color Inspiration #10. I loved her combo of So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Basful Blue, Old Olive and Whisper White. It just looks so peaceful.

One of my favorite techniques for glossy paper is resist. All you have to do is use a resist pad (versamark or ranger clear resist) and heat set it. It will come off clear. To apply color you can use anything from a brayer to daubers (what I used). I daubed the four colors on in a circular motion to make the colors (the challenge colors) more blended. Once dry, I used my Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and stamped more Magenta Dragonflies. This pad is definitely my all time favorite. Not only can I use copic markers with it, but it becomes permanent once dry or heat set. It’s a jack of all applications.

Next I matted the glossy cardstock on Bashful Blue CS from SU, then put the panel on Old Olive CS from SU. I finished if off by stamping my sentiment ‘Dream the Impossible’ (from Hobby Lobby) on So Saffron CS in Not Quite Navy. I then matted that panel on Whisper White Cardstock. SO yummy! My last step was to add some bling from Michaels.

Enjoy!

Ely

10 comments:

Lesley said...

Lovely card xxx

Suzanne said...

I really like your card. Great job!

Maureen said...

Beautiful! Love that resist technique!

Heather said...

Really pretty card. Great job!

Anita C said...

Hi Elyssa,
A friend of mine just introduced me to your blog....you designs are beautiful!! I also have a Nixon D40 (my Christmas present from my hubby). I'm still in the works of trying to figure out everything with it...but I love it!

Bunny B said...

I love this card! It's so pretty!

Bonnie said...

So pretty Elyssa! I have never tried this - mainly because I thought you needed a brayer and brayer's and I have a past history! I have got to try this.....

Julia said...

This is beautiful Elyssa!!!

Kari said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love everything about it!!

----- Alison Mewer Cowan ----- said...

Ooooohhhhh.... this is so striking!