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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Garden Party for September 16

Is it still Tuesday???

Tuesday is Garden Party day - where a clipping snatched out of my (getting kinda empty) inspiration shoebox is used as a basis for a card.

Here was the photo from last week.

And here is my attempt. I tried to capture the color scheme including the little splash of yellow. I was also trying to make my card look a little "fabric-y".

The image is from the HOTP Botanicals clear set. I stamped it with Broken China Distress ink on watercolor paper and then dabbed it with a waterbrush to blur the image a little (I was trying to make a vintage fabric look).

Distress inks are very wet and sometimes they bead up on solid stamps. To get around this, I ink my stamp with Versamark first, then ink with the Distress. It seems to help keep the ink smooth.

For the background cardstock, I inked one side of my Cuttlebug Embossing folder with Cloud White Versamagic ink, then I ran it through my Cuttlebug as usual. The white ink transferred to the depressed areas and gave them a white chalk finish. The folder rinses clean easily.

The white strip was made by punching both sides of a cardstock strip with my Threading Water punch and then using the one of the borders in the Just My Type Cuttlebug Embossing Border set in the center. I am really loving the embossing borders. They are so easy to use and add so much to a card.

So that was my attempt. And here is the photo for next week.

If you'd like to play along, just leave a comment with link to your creation and I'll highlight it in next week's Garden Party post.

Happy Stamping everyone!


Danni said...

I meant to do this and forgot it. Love yours, the colors are so pretty.
Love next weeks inspiration. Hopefully I'll remember to try it and I can't wait to see what you do...you are so talented!

Tiff said...

Like Danni, I had every intention to play with this week's challenge, but time got away from me! Your card is stunning! Love that effects with the cuttlebugged background and the main image!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

SO pretty. It does look like fabric. Stunning! Love this inspiration piece and not least of all because turquoise is my fave. I may have to be a late player. :O)

Anonymous said...

Hey Cathy, I did this week's challenge. FINALLY I got some time to play instead of work all the time. You know that kind of work--the obligatory stamping stuff. Your card from last week's photo is beautiful. Love that blue.

Debbie said...

Howdy! Here's my card for the next challenge. I love playing: http://1of2shoes.blogspot.com/2008/09/garden-party-challenge-card.html