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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Paris Resist

Happy Saturday!
It's freezing cold here - with a - before the number! - so I plan to stay indoors and play catch-up. Since I'm a bit behind I pulled a card from the photo archives, made earlier this year. It was sent out as a rak at the time so is not available for the weekly drawing, but it involves some cool techniques so I hope you enjoy it anyhow :o)




The basis for all the colors in the card originated from this extra-wide grosgrain ribbon I had picked up in the Michael's $1 bin, and an intriguing group post that you could put your ribbon thru a printer for customized wording.

So I started by typing the words in a document style on my computer and then printing them landscape style on a sheet of cardstock. I lined the ribbon up on this cardstock directly over the words, taping both ends down as flat as possible, and ran it thru the printer again. And voila! LOL it worked better than I had hoped!

I made the top background piece by simply sponging dye inks onto glossy paper, and then stamping the Paris collage image (Hero Arts) over it repeatedly in Staz-On Stone Grey, lining up the edges.

*tip*
To get good color blending with no muddying of colors, consider using a pad like Kaleidocolor where all the colors are in the same family.

For the bottom panel, I used one of the inks from the top panel and stamped a Stampin' Up! background on off white cs, and then edged it with more ink and a sponge.

For the main image panel I stamped the Eiffel Tower stamp (Inkadinkado) on glossy cs with Versamark ink and then embossed it with white detail powder. Next I sponged some more of the same inks over it, let it sit for a minute and then wiped the color off the embossed area. I stamped the Bon Voyage text (Hero Arts, I think) over this in black Staz-On ink.

To put the card together, I layered as shown, pop-dotting the image. I punched a corner from the resist panel and added it to the bottom left corner. Looks complicated but actually pretty quick and easy.

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

leenda said...

I'm sure your scan does not do this card justice! You give the best tips. THANKS for those little tips that make a difference!