Monday, July 8, 2013

DT July/13 - Resist - Friends Are Those

An update on the statement I mention below... "WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES"... I created the "Friend" card yesterday saying I didn't want to use dark colors etc etc. Well I didn't have to use dark colors, I just had to use lighter stamping ink... duh!! so now that you've heard my little crazy mind game we'll continue with the post BIG GRIN. The 2nd card ("A Smile") is below

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 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


Karla B aka Lady Skyclad said...

Lovely work!

Lisa S. said...

Lovely cards! I love the design of your friends card. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips, good luck.

Kat W said...

Two lovely cards which fit the IA theme really well. Thanks for sharing your technique/process - its always fun to learn how other people create :-)

Kat :-)

Basslady said...

a fantastic friends-saying! and it is so true...

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Jez said...

Both very nice cards and quotes. I particularly like the way sections of the Friends card extend beyond the boundary of the card.

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely cards and sentiments. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lou Anne said...

Your cards with the sentiments fit very well with our IA challenge. I enjoyed seeing them.

Linda said...

really beautiful cards!

Patrice said...

Well done - I hope you join me at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

Shelley Bordeleau said...

Lovely monochome card! Thanks for joining the fun at the Card a Day Blog too!!!

Samantha Casey said...

This cards are so pretty! I love both! Amazing job! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


Jo said...

2 gorgeous cards & lovely sentiments too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful cards, I just love the resist technique. Thanks for playing along with us at Card A Day Blog

Bettina L. said...

Both cards are lovely. Great use of sentiments too.Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge.Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

craftyteacher (Vikki) said...

thanks for joining us at Card Makin Mamas. x