Friday, March 30, 2012

Thinking of You

Hello again! Welcome to another challenge from AnnaBelle Stamps! This week we have a sketch challenge for you:

I'm currently taking Tim Holtz's current online class (Creative Chemistry 101) which inspired me to pull out the distress inks and have a play with embossed resist. Here's what I came up with:

I white embossed the flourishy stamp from Love Birds onto plain white cardstock which I had already cut into a hoop using circle nestabilities. I blended Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass distress inks on the surface of the hoop. The white embossing resisted the ink which is such a cool effect.

I had some aqua/teal Kaisercraft ribbon but it wasn't quite in the right shade to match the hoop, so I ran my blending tool preloaded with Tumbled Glass over it to give the colour a nudge in the right direction :)

The sentiment from Fanciful Flowers was stamped on another circle of plain white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then used foam dots to pop up the hoop and more foam dots to pop that up on top of the ribbon which I adhered to the cardbase (after allowing it to dry of course!)

Exciting news to share this week as well - the AnnaBelle Stamps DT have a new addition - Danielle Daws! Danielle has a gorgeous, clean and graphic style and I love every card she makes. I'm sure she will create some jaw-dropping cards with AnnaBelle Stamps!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles to get some inspiration for this week's challenge:

Sue K
Sue W

That's it for now - have an awesome weekend!

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  1. This is stunning Jess! Love the great CAS design!

  2. So crisp and clean Jess......Love this card!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this Jess! Such a pretty blue!

  4. Your card is sooooooooo pretty Jess! LOVE the colours and loving all the white lol!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  5. Ooooh, I love how you've created that distressed border, it's stunning! And you've completely made me blush with all those beautiful compliments - thank you!


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