Sunday, February 21, 2010

Our Creative Corner - Try a new technique challenge

Hi everyone. Hope that your weekend went great with lots of fun and relaxation. :D I wish I could keep this post on a high note, but alas I cannot. My best friend from my childhood lost her Mom on Thursday night. I needed to make a card for her. I knew I wanted to use some kind of text and a flower image, but didn't know what. I decided to try something different after reading the challenge on the "Our Creative Corner" blog. Here is the link:
I decided first of all to make a purple card since that is my friend's favorite color. I then found a page from an old book that had old German or something like that on it. Well, I didn't want to use the original since it was really cool text so I scanned it and then printed it. I was not sure how it would do using the computer paper with stamping, but since I was supposed to try a new technique I said what the hay! I cut the paper to fit my card front leaving a small border of the card showing. Next, I sponged purple ink on the edges and then just a thin edge of black. I then colored with markers directly on my stamp(Penny Black) and misted it with water. I then stamped it right on the text. After it dried the paper was slightly wrinkled, but it added to the aged look that I was going for. I then attached a sheer white ribbon as shown and then used adhesive to attach to the card front. I then added another piece of ribbon to make the knot. I then stamped the verse(Verve) with green ink and die cut it with my Wizard using one of my Nesties Label sets(Spellbinders). I attached this to the top left of the card with dimensional adhesive(Stampin' Up). And there you have it. I may just have to do this again. I really like the look of the stamping on the text. Thanks for stopping by.


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful card - I love the text and the stamping over it. Lovely sentiment too. Great job on trying a new technique. So glad you stopped by to have some fun with the Our Creative Corner this week.

Linda Beeson said...

I loved reading about your techniques. This turned out wonderful and I am so loving the purple.