Thursday, June 30, 2011

PPA100 - Challenge - What's Your Technique

Wow, the Pals Paper Arts is having their 100th challenge and they are doing something very special this week for those who wish to participant.

Your entry is a chance to win an amazing jackpot of blog candy and better yet something from each member of the design team. You can check out their website by clicking here....Pals Paper Arts.

Here is the Challenge: Show us your favorite technique this week - anything you enjoy doing, from embossing to masking to water coloring to paper piercing..........the list is endless. My favorite is embossing, so I did 2 types of embossing on this card.

One, is the easiest types, called dry embossing. In this case, I used the embossing folder called: Elegant Lines (one of my favorites) with Pretty in Pink cardstock. See how it adds texture to the cardstock.

The second type of embossing I did is called emboss resist technique. This allows you to use any color around the image with either sponge daubers and or any tool to apply some ink to a card and yet the image itself will still be untouched.

Basically, I took the stamp image and embossed it with clear embossing powder, than I took Old Olive ink and sponged it using a sponge dauber (bottom half only). Yes, use the sponge dauber on top of the image that you embossed, you will see your image come alive.

Than, I took Pretty in Pink ink and sponge daubed the top half (lighter in some areas) also added So Saffron ink on top of the pretty in pink and last but not least added Marina Mist ink in different areas. Again, use the sponge dauber and apply the ink on top of the image, you will see the image appear even more now. Keep going until you acheive the look you want.

Other supplies used: Mat Pack (top right hand corner and bottom left hand side), So Saffron cardstock, Subtles DSP, Basic Rhinestones, stamp set: Because I care (available only thru today 6/30 and as a hostess stamp set), and Simple Friendship for the 3 flowers (also available only thru today)....last chance items for the stamp sets.

Don't miss out on this weeks challenge at the Pals Paper Arts, it will be super fun!!!
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  1. Hi Mikki, beautiful card and love all the lovely colors!!

  2. Beautiful card. Love the embossing. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.


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