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Saturday, June 21, 2014

MIM #168: Chalk, Stamps & Texture

Melissa Phillips demonstrated a really fun effect in this week`s Papertrey Ink Make It Monday  video #168: Combining Chalk, Stamps and Impression Plates. 
 I had forgotten that I had some blending chalks until I was cleaning up in my craft space today, so decided to try the challenge. Here`s what I did with my chalks, stamps and an impression plate!!
* Polka Dot Basics was stamped with Aqua Mist onto a 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" Stamper's Select White card base. The sentiment (Spring Hills) was stamped at the top with Smokey Shadow ink. The top right hand corner was rounded.

Floral Panel:
* 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" panel  of Stamper's Select White card stock was textured with the Stitching Impression Plate. (square effect)
* Several colours (light and dark pink, yellow, green, aqua) from Inkadinkadoo's Soft Tones Blending Chalks were applied to the  panel.
* Flowers and leaves (Mini Blooms) were stamped with Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist and Soft Moss inks.
The stamped panel was mounted onto an Aqua Mist mat.

Embroidery Hoop and Butterfly
* The embroidery hoop (Stitched with Love) was stamped with Versamark ink onto a piece of vellum (SU), embossed with white embossing powder, and then cut with the matching embroidery hoop die. The hoop was mounted onto the main panel with 3D foam tape.
* Aqua Mist Satin Ribbon was knotted and attached to the top of the hoop.

* The butterfly (Heart-2-Heart #6) was die cut and stamped with 
Harvest Gold and Grey Wool inks (Close To My Heart).
* The heart die (Flip Flops) was cut from white card stock three times. 
These were stacked together and then coloured with Hibiscus Burst ink, 
added to the butterfly image, then positioned onto the vellum.
* I repeated some of the elements from the front of the card on the inside.
The sentiments (Take Three:Spring) were added with Smokey Shadow ink.

Thanks for visiting.
Karen C.


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Karen! I love it! Wonderful job with the technique!

LauraJane:) said...

So well done!

Diana K said...

You make beautiful cards! Love.

3 Happy Crafters said...

What a gorgeous card! Love it!!

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Jill said...

This is just beautiful!!!!

Oreety said...

Such a gorgeous card...inside and out!! Your attention to detail is just breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Your floral panel is stunning. Love how you stamped the inside.

Danielle Flanders said...

So pretty! Even the inside!

Kathryn A said...

This is really beautiful! What a lot of work, but it was so worth it!