Friday, September 21, 2007

Limited Supplies Challenge and a Tutorial


Today's Limited Supplies Challenge at SCS was Limited Layers. We were to use only 3 or 4 layers and minimal embellishments. For this card, I used the Make a Wish set from Gina K. Designs. It is the second of her Stamps for a Cause, and $7 of each set goes to the Make a Wish Foundation. The technique I used is Poppin' Pastels, and I have a tutorial to show you how it's done!


You will need your stamp, Versamark, pastels, and a sponge dauber (a regular sponge will work, too).



Stamp your image in Versamark on your cardstock.


Using your dauber, sponge pastel color onto the stamped image. It will "stick" to the Versamark. On this image, I used Barely Banana, More Mustard, Rose Red, and Old Olive. Sponge the color around the image as well to create a halo effect.



Add a sentiment or other elements to your panel. Here I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip, sponged the edges with Old Olive ink, and added a bit of glitter glue. Mount the panel onto your card and finish any way you want! :)


I love the softness that this technique gives to an image, and it was perfect for this sympathy card I needed to make. Thanks for stopping to look today -- have a great weekend! :)

Stamps: Make a Wish (Gina K. Designs), En Francais (SU!) Cardstock: Barely Banana, Rose Red, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Stella Ruby (BasicGrey) Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (SU!) Other: Stampin' Pastels, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain, Earth Elements brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Photo Corners Punch, Stampin' Sponge, Sponge Daubers (all SU!), glitter glue (Sulyn Industries)

8 comments:

Christi said...

Wow! This turned out beautiful! I have this stamp set myself and LOVE it! Great job! :)

Amy said...

Very pretty card! I have never tried that technique, thanks for the tutorial!

Marie said...

This is really pretty and I love how you chalked the image. TFS!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the softness of it! I'm going to CASE this one soon! Hope it's okay!

shel9999 said...

So pretty, Christina!! The patterned papers are perfect with the focal image! Just lovely!

Michelle said...

Just beautiful! Your blog is amazing!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is so pretty!!! Great card!

Wife2TJ said...

Beautiful card. TFS!