Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Am "Disable" No More

Well, I had my surgery on my knee on June 4th, and I'm officially able to return to work.  As much as it's nice to not have to get up early in the morning, and to have no work related stress and responsibility, it's nice to get back into some sort of routine again.
Anyway, today's card is for 2 challenges.  The first challenge is for Pals Paper Arts.  They've made some changes to their blog recently so be sure to check them out.  Besides that, they have a very talented design team who make such beautiful creations.

The second challenge is for Stacey's Stamping Stage, who also has some beautiful creations.

This color challenge was just that, a challenge for me, I wasn't sure how to work the Crumb Cake into it.  But, I figured it out and this is what I came up with.

I used a technique on this card that I recently learned, see below for details.

Card Stock:  Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Paper:  In Color Designer Series Paper Pack
Stamps:  Fast and Fabulous, Elements of Style
Ink:  Basic Gray, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake
Punches:  1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, 3/16" Corner
Accessories:  Brayer, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, SNAIL, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Cutter Kit

  1. To get the background look I embossed a piece of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, and then using a Brayer and Concord Crush Classic Ink I lightly rolled the ink over the debossed side of the card stock.  It's really important that you Brayer lightly because you don't want to get ink into the debossed part of the pattern.
  2. I used the Corner Punch on the 2 right sided corners, and then used the Cutter Kit to distress the edges.
  3. I used the Color Spritzer with Concord Crush and Crumb Cake ink on the stamped image.
  4. The pattern on the DSP is the same as the pattern from the Embossing Folder.


Stacey Schafer said...

how lovely, Tammy! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Keva said...

Oh my! That background is fabulous!!! I'll have to buy a brayer and try that. It looks awesome. Lovely card!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Dramatic and classy! Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Stampin' Diva said...

What a great looking card!! So elegant yet fun!!! The background is to die for. Thanks for joing us @ PPA!!

Queen Bea Scraps said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I am now following you from SC.

BTW - Did you create your blog header yourself? It looks great.

Cindy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Following you now through SC. Hope you'll follow me, too!

Ida Chan Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

stunning!!! absolutely amazing!

I'm a new follower from sc.

Jessica said...

I'm a new follower, would you please follow me too.

Amy Rogers said...

Beautiful!!! I'm following you...