Monday, November 29, 2010
Stampin' Up Vintage Peaceful Wishes
Hi and thanks for visiting my little cyber-world!
Over at Splitcoaststampers, the Clean and Simple CAS94 Challenge is "sponging" so I just HAD to play; I LOVE sponging on cards. I always use a seasponge for sponging as I find I don't get "hard" edges. I tear my seasponge into little pieces - don't cut them or you are more likely to get lines of sponging which doesn't look as nice. Here in Australia, you can find seasponges at Chemists. They are quite dear, but last for ages.
For my card, I used one of my all-time favourite Stampin' Up sets: Peaceful Wishes which I was lucky enough to win on EBay late last year. I stamped the foliage with Peeled Paint (green) Distress ink - sometimes I stamped without re-inking so that you have the foliage fading into the background - and did the same with the berries using Aged Mahogany Distress ink.
Then I set to work with the sponging. I sponged the same green and red as the image, and added Antique Linen Distress ink plus some Versacolor Gold pigment (which you can't really see in the photo, but it shimmers in the light and looks very pretty). Once I had done all the sponging, THEN I added the sentiment (if you add the sentiment before the sponging, it doesn't stand out as well as it gets covered by all the sponging - my initial efforts were done that way, so I had to start all-over again........!!).
I added red Kindyglitz to all the berries and added the sparkly star brads either side of the sentiment. Lastly, I added the burgundy cord in 2 separate elements, ie: I glued the cord across the card, tied a separate piece of cord and glued that to the centre with Fabric glue. I tried just tying it all in one go, but the knot wouldn't sit flat and looked too bulky which annoyed me!
Apart from the SCS Challenge, I am entering this card into the ABC Christmas Challenge and this fortnight's challenge is "X is for Xmas" with the optional extra of flowers - which I didn't add to mine - I didn't think it needed it.
And the Christmas Stampin' all Year Round Challenge. This week Challenge 72 is "Anything goes - just create a Christmas card". It is their last Challenge of the year.
Thanks for stopping by to have a peek at my card!
Stamps: Stampin' Up Peaceful Wishes (retired)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Versacolor gold pigment
Accessories: Burgundy cord, fabric glue, red Kindyglitz, seasponge, Sparkly star brads by Making Memories, Cardstock: cream, khaki, burgundy
Punches: Stampin' Up corner