And it's me again on the Quietfire Creations blog. Holly did two techniques this month. For the resist technique she stamped several times to create background text, dried, then stamped with a solid image stamp and clear embossed that (that was the resist part), then used a direct to paper technique with a dark blue to make the text/resist areas stand out and to hide the rest of the text. I tried the technique several times and although it worked, I couldn't get my head around using dark colors, so they landed in my "will use one day pile". I really needed light colors for a change.
But I did use a resist technique of words, stamping the "Friends" word with Perfect Medium and then clear embossing them. Sponging with Distress "Mustard Seed" & "Picked Raspberry". Stamped the quote "Friends Are Those" with versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed, die cut with Spellbinders circle set and sponged the edges with "Dried Marigold" & the raspberry. Layered it on to another circle die cut from textured cardstock, then onto card front.
I love the 2nd technique Holly used, creating texture on the copper piece. First you adhere some copper tape to white cardstock, run it through an embossing machine with and embossing folder several times - I used Spellbinder's m'bossibilities "Letters & Numbers" folder. Then flip it over and remove the embossing using a bone folder. What's left is TEXTURE. Now you could wipe on some rub ons to add depth in the crevices, but again,. I wanted something light... so left it alone. Die cut with Sizzix Tim's Movers a & Shapers die "Friends".
This card was very easy and quick to make. Hope you give it a try. Click on card image to go to the Quietfire Creations blog for more great ideas or click here to see my web page.
And for the 2nd card...you can find the details and descriptions here
Using "A Smile" quote and a free digi flower cut file from Quietfire Design
And fits for these challenges:
Oozak Challenge #17 anything goes - girlie
Pin n Tack #11 anything goes
Inspiration Avenue use words
Lexis Creations #94 for a friend
Card a Day Blog monochrome (1st card)
Top Tip Tuesday #105 hexagons or circles
Card Makin Mamas #72 monochrome (1st card)
All Sorts Challenge #214 use your favorite things (Quietfire calligraphy stamps, die cuts, using my electronic cutter & Distress inks)
Crazy 4 challenge #193 sentiment as main focus
One Stop Craft Challenge #233 anything goes
Totally Gorjuss #191 circles