Sunday, January 18, 2009

Still The One

This week's challenge over at OCC is to make a card using the technique emboss resist. I had pulled the Summer by the Sea set out intending to make a Valentine and was debating how to color the image of the couple, wondering if I should paper piece their clothes. So I did some surfing for inspiration and thought the emboss resist technique would solve those problems for me. I also hoped on over to Splitcoast Stampers to check this week's card sketch challenge. I liked the sketch and decided to go for a double challenge. Initially I was going to make a girly romantic sort of Valentine with this stamp, but after shuffling through my substantial hord of paper, I concluded that I just didn't have the right paper (humm...another on-line shopping spree coming up?) when the Western Sky DSP caught my eye and the ideas started percolating. Yes, yes, a guy Valentine! Perfect, knowing how hard it is for me to come up with ideas, stamps and paper to create any type of card for a guy.

I had purchased the Verve Visual Feeling Groovy set about six months ago and it has some great sentiments for this kind of occasion. I really loved last year's SU In Colors, especially these two - Blue Bayou and River Rock and enjoyed having the opportunity to work with them again.

Card Recipe

Stamps: Bronc Busters and Summer by the Sea and Canvas BG stamp from Stampin' Up! and Feeing Groovy from Verve Visual
Paper: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Western Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Soft Sky
Accessories: White EP, Clear EP, Cuttlebug, Concentric Stars die, Nestabilities Curved Rectangles, brad from Hodgepodge Hardware, Tm Holtz Fragment and Trinket Pin, hemp thread and sewing machine

Hope you like my card!


Dawn Easton said...

Linda, your card is beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW, Linda! This is my first visit to your blog and I think I could stay forever admiring your creativity. You do amazing work. I love all your dimension, texture, and detail! The emboss resist looks absolutely fabulous with the image you chose - thanks for playing along with the OCC!

Dee said...

Linda! I just LOVE all your cards! You put so much into everything you do! I am always amazed at each new creation! Run by my blog and grab your award for making some of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen! =)

Casi said...

Wow, this is really a wonderful card. The colours match perfect with the rubber stamp motif. Really great!!
LG Kerstin

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