This is just simply gorgeous.
This is awesome! At first glance I thought the bottom half of the card was done with paper mosaics, and I have that embossing folder! Didn't recognize it! You really are a master at embossing and coloring the raised parts! Thanks for the tip to try inking light on dark paper. And inking with white first on the black paper ... clever! Do you think I have enough exclamation points in this comment ? haha!!!! Obviously love the whole thing and the glittered owl piece as well.
When I saw a glimpse of the featured card, I immediately knew it was yours Anne. WOw, this card is fantastic! Love all the different dry embossed pieces, they look so great together. Great idea sponging the dark embossed cardstock with white ink. Love the cute own and the panel it sits on, and the stars and moon. TFS!
Anne, you card is perfection. I especially like the corner punch you used on your tiny square embossed piece. The colors are a wonderful combination and love the owl.
I will have to try the finger dauber - that might be even better for me than the cat eye ink pads that I use.
Thank you so much for doing my challenge.
I think that part of the secret is the sponge dauber, because it goes right over your finger and - for me at least! - it is easier to go very very lightly. I think the other part of the secret is to swipe a light color onto a dark color ... instead of a dark color onto a light one.
For example, I did a very pale white and blue over the black and teal in this Saying Hello Card.
I've done it the other way around, using a darker color on a lighter color, and it was MUCH harder! In fact, I think I gave up trying to just keep it on the top of the texture and colored the whole thing... in my Garden Roses Card here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/prospurring/3468299784/
Beautiful! I love all the blues with the black. I am so jealous. You do such a wonderful job of highlighting the embossed areas of your pieces. Sponge Dauber. OK. I'll try it again. I always make such a mess when I try this technique, and I just love the look it yields.
I like all the elements you used to create the scene with the cute owl. I also like Labels Eighteen! I don't have that one . . .
Thank you for playing.
Project - WF12 Hangover: Saying Hello Owl
posted 02/22/12 at 10:04 AM
Galleries: Stamping, Cardmaking
I made this card for Daria's (djc's) WF12 Hangover Challenge. I wanted to participate in Ann's (lickeyan's) P3 Challenge, but didn't have time during Winterfest. So I'm glad I got the chance during Hangover Week!
For this card, I decided on a teal, black, and white color scheme. The top background is glossy cardstock colored with alcohol inks using the polished stone technique. Then it was dry embossed with my Cuttlebug 37-1153 Textile Texture embossing folder. I used a Tsukineko sponge dauber to lightly apply VersaMagic Sea Breeze chalk ink to only the raised parts.
The bottom background is black cardstock that has been dry embossed with my 37-1146 Tiny Mosaic Texture embossing folder. I used a sponge dauber to apply ColorBox / ClearSnap Frost White pigment ink and VersaMagic Sea Breeze ink to the raised parts.
The aqua blue border was made using Fiskars' Upper Crest border punch and a corner rounder. I dry embossed it using a small embossing folder of a single row of dots from 37-1171 Border with Love set. I used a sponge dauber to lightly apply Broken China Distress Ink to the raised parts.
The owl and the “just saying hello” sentiment are from Hero Arts CL305 Sending Happy Thoughts. I stamped the owl twice - once onto aqua cardstock and once onto white. I colored the owl on white and the branch and leaf on the aqua using colored pencils.
I die cut and dry embossed the aqua panel and a black matte using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen. I covered the aqua panel with Crystal Stickles and then added a crescent moon and stars punched using a Fiskars Starry Night Moon punch. I punched them from gloss paper that had been colored using alcohol inks. I received the punch from Two Peas as a prize during Stamping A to Z. Thanks Two Peas and Fiskars!
I cut out the owl and added two large googly eyes using Glossy Accents as glue. Then I adhered the owl to the matte using foam squares for dimension.
I have to say that Ann's (lickeyan's) P3 challenge to use 3 embossing folders in the same project was tough for me! It took me more than one try to find something I liked.
Thanks for looking! :-)
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