Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Happy Birthday card

Hello everyone,








I'm back for Day 2 of the Pattern Play course and today we were asked to do stamping techniques on patterned paper. We were advised to stamp on papers that are rather neutral in background without a very busy pattern so I chose this paper






I stamped randomly with stamps from Papertrey Ink Damask Designs and then embossed with clear embossing ink.


I then added Distress Ink in spiced marmalade using the sponge tool


and ended up with paper that looked very different from the starting piece.

I chose a couple of contrasting papers (I told you I would be braver today!) and cut small strips from them to make a panel on a square card. I made a focal panel using a tag die which I altered by cutting off the tag top and then offset another tag to mat it onto. 



A sentiment, a little button and some rounded corners finished it off. On this photo you can see the pale yellow paper showing through the embossing - I quite like this technique! I love the fresh, clean look to this card which reminds me of the yellow and orange crocus flowering in the garden at the moment, so I am going to enter it into the Simon Says challenge for spring or Easter cards. I am also entering it into the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge to use an inked background.

Thanks for looking in.

Hugs
Carol x


17 comments:

  1. Love your bright orange colour Carol and great sentiment

    Anne

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  2. Great background technique. Fun sentiment and the contrast strips make it pop!

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  3. Carol you are a brave woman and your card turned out perfectly, I love you colours and patterns.

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  4. Wow! Great technique, great results. Love the colors!

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  5. The papers match beautifully and I especially love the spiced marmalade on your embossed piece. Is the sentiment from PTI? I think I need that!!! Great job.

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  6. Love this card. How much that paper changed--I'm so glad you showed the before and after. I love the colors and stamp you chose, and how fun that you added some more papers, too.

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  7. Carol would you mind terribly sharing the list of challenges you like to enter? After the Pattern Play class I am going to try and start entering my cards in some and I only have a couple written down so far.
    Sorry to have posted this in your comments...I couldnt find an email link.
    You can email me at acs004@comcast(dot)net.
    Thanks so much!!

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  8. I haven't seen this technique before, but love the look of your card. I know I will have to try it. lol Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Lovely card Carol! So smart to emboss on patterned paper, love it!!

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  10. STUNNING! Oh I love this card and the gorgeous papers you have made. Such a classy elegant card!

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  11. Unbelievable where the paper started and where you ended up - love the resist ink on patterned paper! The card is great - I'm glad you were brave enough to add the purple patterned paper because I think it looks stunning!

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  12. What a lovely card - the colours you used are wonderful. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Challenge. Happy Spring wishes, Dawny x

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  13. A fabulous card, your background is stunning beautifully created and such a great sentiment.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  14. i gotta say i'm loving that orange and the background and your courageous choices :-) Oh and i love the offset on the tag - that is just the little kind of detail (along with that button)that makes this great! (and for some reason i'm thinkin "creamsicle" :-) the orange and white - i love it!)

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  15. What a beautiful card and how different the paper looked in the beginning to what it looks now. Great job! :0)

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  16. Gorgeous background! Love your pretty card.

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  17. Beautiful! The colors you chose are wonderful and I love the way you mixed them! Another superb layout!

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Carol x

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