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Challenges, Challenges and More Challenges!

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Nov 9, 2007 in Cards, Crafts

Just a few cards for this week’s challenges…

Yesterday’s “Ways to Use It” challenge asked us to use velvet on a card in some way – I chose to use velvet ribbon and made this card:

Velvet Rose Card

I started with a piece of double sided tape and wound the velvet ribbon around and around until it formed this flower.  I used scalloped scissors on the bottom edge and stamped a tiny sentiment on the lower right corner.  The paper behind the flower is ivory with brown polka dots – it looks a little odd in the photo, but is cute in real life…

I also made a card for this week’s demonstrator challenge for the ’emboss resist’ technique:

Emboss Resist Card

To do this technique, start with a piece of neutral colored cardstock and randomly stamp an image with VersaMark ink (the flower images on this card).  Then heat emboss the images with clear embossing powder. 

Next, brayer a darker ink on top of the embossed images.  The embossing powder will resist the ink, revealing the color of the cardstock underneath (white on this card).  It helps sometimes to wipe the ink from the embossed images with a paper towel after brayering.

I had fun with today’s Limited Supply challenge!  We were to make a card using only animal, background and sentiment stamps and punches – no other embellishments.

Dog birthday card 

I picked up the dog stamp at a stamp show some time ago – the dog already had a party hat on in the stamped image, but I decided he needed an even larger hat.  The dog’s face is priceless – it’s the same look my dogs had on their faces when I dressed them up for Halloween! 

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