Monday, August 30, 2010

CPS #182

Today was the first day of school for the County schools. When the school bus rolled around this morning to pick up the high school students at 6:40 AM, my first thought of the day was "how on earth did I manage to get up and be ready to go to school at that ungodly hour?" :P

For the card today, I wanted to use some supplies that I bought yesterday and some techniques that I learned. This was originally going to be a Christmas card, but then I couldn't find a Christmas tree stamped that I thought was big enough for what I needed. So instead, I dug out an Autumn themed stamp set and used the big oak leaf. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Next, I chose some fall-y colors and grabbed some cotton balls. Yesterday, we used sponge dabbers to transfer ink to the card (see the JOY card from yesterday), but since I don't own any, I had to improvise. I guess this resisting technique isn't really new, but this is the first time I used cotton balls and dabbed the ink on rather than swirled like I did in this card. I used the dot stamp and new white chalk ink on the brown cardstock, and I like how the white isn't as intense as when you use white embossing powder. I used some scrap ribbon to finish off the card. This card was inspired by CPS's #182.
Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in white
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: StazOn in Jet Black. Colobox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan, Amber Clay, Olive Pastel. VersaMagic chalk ink in Cloud White.
Stamp: Hero Arts Cling Dots (polka dots), Inkadinkado- Autumn Foliage (leaf)
Punch: Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch

Song of the day: "You Make My Dreams Come True"- Hall and Oates


Annette said...

I think that turned out very nice! I love the colors!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Great use of the technique. This looks great.

Janneke Smit said...

love the dot stamp and the subdued white!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! Love the design and what a fabulous color combination!!! Hugs, Karen

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