Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sketch challenge at Retro Rubber

We have a Clean and Simple sketch for our challenge for the next two weeks at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge.  Please stop by the blog and check out the lovely creations of the Design Team.

I was inspired by a post by a fellow Artist In Residence for Imagine Crafts, Nadine Carlier, to try a new technique with Kaleidacolor ink and Ink Potion No. 9.  This made for a very quick but elegant card.

1.     Trim white card stock to 3 3/4" x 5" and ink with ink blusher and Berry Blaze Kaleidacolor.
2.     Spirtz Ink Potion No. 9 on craft mat and stamp image on mat to pick up Ink Potion No. 9.  Stamp along bottom edge of card stock.  A watermark style image will appear.  JudiKins Relish Bollio from before 2004 was used for this card.  Heat set with embossing tool.
3.     Ink the image area with Versa Mark Dazzle, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
4.     Draw a line with Versa Mark Pen and heat emboss with silver embossing powder. 
5.     Stamp Hero Arts It's Your Day sentiment (2015) in Versa Mark Dazzle and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.
6.     Spritz panel with Shimmer Spray in Sparkle and set aside to dry.  It is difficult to see in a photograph the beautiful shimmer of this card.
7.     Trim white card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and ink edges with Versa Mark Dazzle and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.
8.     Adhere edged panel to an A2 size white card stock base and mount second panel with dimensional foam adhesive.

This was a fun card to quickly create and I appreciate the inspiration of a great sketch and a fun new technique.  Do give a try at this challenge and join the fun over at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:


  1. WOW!! what a cool technique Neva, the colors are stunning, you used some of my favorite shades of purple and bright pink, looks like the sky at dawn, just beautiful. I've never heard of Kaleidocolor, I must look into that!!
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for linking up at MFPSS purple challenge this week with your beautiful art work - love the background technique - it is a stunning card! have a blessed week Gail DT

  3. I'll bet the shimmer on this card makes it dazzle even more! Stunning!

  4. Absolutely fabulous background Great Card TFS MFPSS Lis

  5. My stamp group just played with Kaleidacolor stamp pads. It was great fun. Love your card. kReN, MFPS DT

  6. Neva, I love this, that background is amazing and all my fave colours too. Its always sad that you can't see the shimmer, I bet that makes it look even more amazing. Cx

  7. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  8. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Swirls and Flourishes challenge challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  9. Beautiful, beautiful background! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  10. Lovely!Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Stamps Challenge!

  11. This is a lovely make and perfect for our challenge of Swirls and Flourishes.
    Thanks for sharing it with us over at Polkadoodles

    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  12. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards In Envy!

  13. Oh wow!! what a stunning coloring job you did on this beautiful CAS card!!


  14. Fabulous background technique. Thanks so much for joining in our Swirls & Flourishes challenge Polkadoodles

  15. So very lovely with these colors - they go so well! Plus you always give us such fab instructions that I actually believe I could do it! LOL!


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