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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

New Challenge at ABNH

Hi friends!

I'm here to show you the card I made for the new ABNH challenge--it's a doozy!


So basically, you have to START with white cardstock/paper ONLY. NO patterned paper, no coloured cardstock etc. And go from there :)

I've done this 'challenge' before and had absolutely no problem with it. This time, I'll admit, I tried about three times to get it right. Persist persist persist.

When the card FINALLY came together, it was pretty quick.

 love love love love love

So I started with white watercolour paper, and I heat embossed the Hero Arts Roma Background stamp with clear embossing powder.
Then sprayed it with water (plain) to get it 'ready' for the colour. Then I chose three Glimmer Mists (you could use Dylusions inks too) and I sprayed around the watercolour paper, dabbing off the large puddles of ink. (I wanted a fairly smooth, blended look. If you want that great splotchy look, leave the puddles and droplets alone).
After waiting approximately 15 seconds for it to dry, I got too impatient and I heatset it with my heat gun (lol). I gently wiped over the embossed image with a damp baby-wipe to clean off any excess ink.

It was a bit warped (the paper, not my sense of humour...ok that too) from all the liquid and heat-setting, so I 'stretched' it over the 'sharp' edge of my desk and sat it under a heavy book for a while. (again, the paper--not my sense of humour. I hung that out to dry. LOL ok I'll stop now.)

It has a lovely shine thanks to the glimmer mist.

To finish it off, I stamped a sentiment on a banner strip (handcut from white cardstock) and adhered that down with dimensionals, added a Studio Calico Wood veneer plane (LOOOOOOOOVE!) and some gorgeous Mossy Made ribbon!!

I mounted the entire cardfront onto some nice crisp white cardstock :)

That's it! all in all, it took me less than 20 minutes in total (if you don't count me fussing over which wood veneer shape to use, and the straightening under a book time).

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See you again soon!

Linda xx


Melissa Shea said...

Gorgeous! LOVE that background! And your sense of humor! No stretching necessary!

Danielle said...

WOW those colors are amazing! I'm glad you got it to work, well worth it!!

Leslie Hanna said...

I love this idea. I was thinking the card had to be white! DUH!

Tracey said...

I think this must be just about one of the prettiest cards I have seen. I love (a lot!) the gorgeous embossed resist done with the mists. I'm just going to have to CASE this one! TFS.