Friday, July 9, 2010


The challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts is a color challenge.

It's definitely a different kind of color combo, but it was fun coming up with a card for it. If you check out their blog you'll see a lot of great cards using that color combo.

The card I made used a technique that I learned from my 3rd upline, Linda Bauwin, at an all day stamping event in Ohio that she organized and had 4 members of her team (including my upline Mary) design cards for.
Anyway, I'm not even sure what this is called, but it involves chalk and embossing. I really fell in love with this technique and the outcome of the cards made using it. The picture I'm going to post doesn't give it justice, but hopefully you will get the idea.

Stamps: Because I Care
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Ink: VersaMark, Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Pastels: So Saffron
Punches: Oval Scallop, Large Oval
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, SNAIL

Using a sponge dauber I colored over an entire piece of Going Grey cardstock with So Saffron Stampin' Pastels.
Then using VersaMark I stamped the flower image and design onto the chalked Going Gray cardstock.
I then embossed the flower image and design with the Irridescent Ice Stampin' Powder.
And that's it, the flower really glitters and stands out on the chalked cardstock.
If you have any questions please feel free to email, or post the question on my blog and I will respond ASAP.
Enjoy, and have a great day.


Linda Callahan said...

Trying to catch sparkle with a camera is tough but I bet this is gorgeous in true light! Pretty technique and design - thanks for playing at PPA!

Love crafts forever said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
Hugs, Nataliya.

Shannon said...

Thanks Tammy! I just started following. How is it that I wasn't following before from HSS? Weird!

SherriC. said...

no fair you got it to work....maybe it was the stamp i used :( but yours turned out great!!!!!! again

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous! I love the sparkle! Great use of the challenge colors! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Margaret Moody said...

Your card is gorgeous, Tammy! I love the way you used the color combo! Great job with the challenge! Thanks for sharing!

The Pursuit of Stampin'ess said...

wow.. beautiful.. love the color combo.. it's new to me. Thanks for sharing! Take care, Pauline