September 10, 2016

The Challenge #77

Good Morning and happy Saturday – welcome to a new The Challenge. This week is a colour challenge.

I have been watching lots of YouTube videos lately trying to get my mojo kicked into gear, and a technique I wanted to try was smooshing/smootching… something like that.

Anyway, Kristina Werner created this effect by laying colour down on her craft mat then putting down cardstock – I have tried that before and it only worked so so for me.

This weekend though I watched Laura Bassen worked with a small piece of acetate so I thought I would try it. Her video is also the inspiration for my card along with the colour challenge.

I am not sure if I was really happy with how this turned out, it is my second attempt.  I could not just stay with the one technique either I had to try the emboss resist too, the background script stamp is new so I wanted to try it.

I added colour then dabbed with a paper towel to remove any excess. I die cut the happy three times in back to give it dimension ( I won’t talk about my epic foam tape fail) and added a small white flag for the rest of the sentiment.  I finished with some gems.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Kaiser Craft - Background Script, Hero Arts - Happy stamps and cut, gems.

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  1. Love this card, Nina! Your smooshing looks fabulous!

  2. Oh, Nina, I just love the smooshing! Great way to use the color combo! Such a happy card! XX

  3. Haha,

    Had I visited you here first I would have understood how you made the gorgeous raised "THANKS" without foaming it. I am going to take a page out of your book on that one, for I too experienced an epic fail with the foam stretttttching out on me when I did that.

    Wonderful card.