Saturday, July 23, 2011

SCS Challenge Greeting Cards: Double Embossing & Thrifty Ribbon

Well, I've had a slow blogging week, so today I'm showing you two cards.  I've made them both for the Free For All Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers F4A74.  The challenge was to use two of things on the card.  I started by wanting to use some fabric for a ribbon.  I made a double bow (first for me) and I used the same image twice using the masking technique.

Here is the first card.
 I used pattern paper from DCWV, the base is Very Vanilla, and the stamps I used are from Fifth Avenue Floral by Stampin Up!.  I used regular colored pencils to color the flowers, and the "ribbon" is a torn strip from my hubbies favorite pajama bottoms that have seen better days.
I stamped the first flower to the left of the scallop oval (cut from the Storybook cartridge on my Cricut), and then I masked the image by stamping it onto a post-it and cutting it out.  I then placed the cut image on top of the first flower and stamped the second flower onto the scallop oval.
 I used Pumpkin Pie ink to stamp the flowers, and then Black for the sentiment.
 Here is my first double bow (I know, it leaves a lot to be desired!)

 Here is a close up of the stamped/colored images.
 Here is the strip of "ribbon" one I tore it from the pajama leg.
 Here are the pajama pants before I tore my ribbon.
One more final look at card one.

The second card today also qualifies for the F4A74 challenge, as well as the Ways to Use it challenge, WT332--Heavy Metal

 For the Two by Two challenge, I used two butterflies (cut from my Cricut and stamped with the set Delight in Life by Stampin Up!), two metal brad/buttons, and the double embossing technique.  The WT332 challenge is accomplished with the metal brads.
 Here is a look at my paper before and after the double embossing.  I started with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I then inked the entire pieces with brown embossing ink, and then used Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder from Stampendous.
 Here is a close up of the background once it was embossed with the heat gun.
 The base of this card is River Rock.
 The sentiment is from the Stampin Up set Trendy Trees.
 I added pearl embellishments to the sentiment and butterflies after inking them with brown around the edges.
Thanks for looking!  Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

  1. Your cards are very pretty. I specially like the first one.