Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Retro Rubber Blog Challenge, Embossed Happy Birthday Card


It is time to play with your embossing powders!  Get out your ink, stamp your Retro Rubber, sprinkle on the embossing powder and heat it up!  Show us what you create over at RetroRubber Challenge Blog by March 27th.

 

I enjoy using embossing powder; I like the glossy finish and the waterproof aspect when I am water coloring.  Many of my samples have used embossing powder.  One technique I like to use is to emboss with white embossing powder on vellum and color from the reverse side.



Here I used a Judikens' image that looks like hand-marbled paper.  The image was stamped with Tsukineko Versa Magic Cloud White.  On the reverse side I colored with Chameleon PK3 Bubblegum and VO4 Deep Violet.  Initially some areas were too dark, but the magic eraser (toner) pen lifted some of the color to achieve the look I wanted.  I tested the finished background over several colors of card stock to see what I liked best, as each one changed the hue just a bit.  I choose a light pink card stock and mounted the image and trimmed it to 4" x 5 1/4".  The next layer of deep violet card stock is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". The card base of pink card stock is A2 size, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" folded in half.

Quikutz Wildflower die set provided the simple sentiment die cut panel, with a nice border.  The Heartfelt Creations Inspire Me sentiment is stamped on white card stock with Tsukineko Versa Magic Eggplant and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Tsukineko Versa Magic Pixie Dust and Spring Pansy are sponged in to blend die cut panel with the card.


To mount the sentiment I dug out my old Basic Grey Notch & Die Cutting tool.  Neat clean notches that match the curve of the die cut were easy to cut!  A length of ribbon is threaded through the notches and mounted to the front and back of the panel.  Using my Zutter Bows-It-All V2 I tied a double tailed multi-looped bow to finish the card.  The top panel is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.

I have recently found a charity that is dear to my heart.  Operation Write Home does not need huge quantities of identical cards due to the draw down of oversees troops.  They do request HIGH quality hand-made cards in several categories.  This card will be donated to OWH in the future.  Please read their website guidelines carefully before creating for OWH.

Meanwhile let’s get started on creating a project for the challenge over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Remember to use a stamp that is least a year old and try out those embossing powders.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
As You Like It:  I prefer rubber!  You can do so much more with a rubber stamped image like emboss, color, glitter, flock, etc!
Inky Impressions 201 Pastel Colors
Crafting for all Seasons #98 Pastel Hues
Whimsy Inspirations #81 Die Cut
A Gem of a Challenge #130 Pretty in Pink

23 comments:

  1. Wowsa! This is fabulous! Plus I just love that you have instructions!

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    1. Thanks Jane! This was a card that went together quickly, I am very pleased with how it turned out.

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  2. This is such a cool background! I guess those Chameleon pens are worth every penny! Stunning!

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    1. I've had fun playing with them. They will become regulars in my coloring rotation! Thanks!

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  3. Beautiful card hun. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Polkadoodles.
    http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

    Hugs
    Naz xxx

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  4. Beautiful!! I love your card and that bow - WOW! You need to teach me how to make that stunning focal point!!

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    1. Thanks! The directions come with the Zutter Bows-It-All, just takes a little practice. They are very fun to make, and this one turned out great!

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  5. I love this card it's absolutely stunning. Great OWH shout out Neva. I make approx 250 cards a year for OWH..its a great idea and I am so happy to support them. Cx

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    1. Claire-we support several charities related to the armed forces. I found OWL in my web surfing recently, and decided that I should contribute as well.

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  6. That is a really cool technique I'm going to have to try that someday.

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  7. What a fabulous card demonstrating the versatility of rubber stamps. Thanks ever so for sharing with us at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

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  8. Beautiful! The white embossing really pops against the gorgeous colours of the background. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ... good luck! Linda XX

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  9. Gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Carol S. DT

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  10. A gorgeous make, love the effect...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

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  11. What a beautiful card! We love Bend, but haven't been there in quite awhile. I loved the big stamp store in Portland--took some classes there & always talked hubby into going by there when we were in the area. I took a class from Fred in Salem, but hadn't thought to use the multiple embossing powders on the fish since then. Thanks for your comment!

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  12. what a beautiful colour palette, fabulous layout. Thank you so much for taking the time out to join in the 'Birthday' fun over at Polkadoodles

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the embossing and colouring you did. Haven't used vellum in a long time but I know there's some in my stash. I'll bring it out next week for the retro rubber challenge.

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  14. This is a fabulous card, such a wonderful design.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge
    Pauline
    x

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  15. Absolutely stunning card. OWH will certainly honor receipt of your card. Well done, mate!

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  16. Fantastic birthday card and gorgeous bow! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

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