Tuesday, January 18, 2011
How are we all today?? We had a nice, relaxing weekend. I slept in Saturday morning then we went antiquing in the afternoon. I picked up a 1910 old car magazine aadvertisement for $5 and popped it in a frame I bought at a garage sale last summer for $8. It's a pretty little piece that will probably go in my bedroom or maybe the upstairs hallway. Not sure yet. I can't wait to hit the garage sales and antique stores this summer!
This week's There She Goes challenge, TSg90, is all about wet embossing! So get out your Versamark ink and your powders and get busy!
I pulled out my favorite set to wet emboss with - Spread Your Wings! It has nice bold lines to it and perfect for embossing! I inked up the biggest butterfly with Versamark first, then with StazOn, then I stamped it onto some Strathmore Bristol Vellum. Then I sprinkled the clear embossing powder on the stamped image and heat set it. Then I brought out my Distress Inks and SU reinkers and colored up the butterfly in contrasting colors to the Basic Grey Curio paper I used to make the card. I also used some of that paper to make the medallion behind the butterfly. (You can check out my quick tutorial on how to make the medallion....here.) I added glue to the edges with a Quickie glue pen and sprinkled some of Martha Stewarts Black Glitter all over it. It gives the medallion such a great look! Then I stamped a horizontal decorative strip with the cross stitch stamp from the In Stitches set and clear embossed them. The layout was from this week's Card Patterns sketch CPS98.
To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card that utilizes wet embossing techniques, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (Jan 24th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
I hope this inspires you to play along with us this week!