The road to completion was a long and winding road today! Monday is a challenge day for the CHF Design Team and today's challenge was a heat challenge. It could be anything heat related, images, tools, etc. I don't think that the warm weather here qualified.....so I used heat embossing instead. And it's still Monday for a few hours here, so I squeaked the challenge in!
Anyway, with school out for summer and the kids around, my morning stamp routine has been shaken up so I need to figure out a schedule that will work for all of us. It's hard to create with Rock Band, Guitar Hero, or Indiana Jones filling the family room. Mornings are typically when I am most creative and the juices are flowing. Finally, late this afternoon, both kids were off with friends, I had a bit of time to see if I could get inspired.
Big Inspirations, a new set that was released last week by Mona Lisa Moments for Cornish Heritage Farms is a wonderful big word set - there are 6 fabulously distressed words and they are perfect for cards, scrapping, altered frames, etc. I've been trying to get ink to this set for several days and made my mind up that today was the day....I knew I wanted to make patterned paper with one, or more of the words, that was about all I knew when I started today's process.
The card just evolved from there....I wish I could describe my process today, but the road was long and had several trips to the circular file until I finally was satisfied with the end result.
I stamped Inspire in Versafine Vintage Sepia randomly over a square of Prism Spring Willow light, and then followed with Versamark in other random areas. Little did I know when I hit the Versamarked words with the embossing powder that it would also stick in a stippled pattern to the sepia words. I decided to go with it and embossed them anyway - and I love the way they turned out, not quite solid, not quite embossed, very stipple-like. After embossing, I added a few stamped words in Versamark alone, as well as a few select areas of sepia again. Then I merely cut the stamped piece with a Nestabilitie Circle Die and finished the card off by adhering it to a piece of Spring Willow Dark. A sentiment strip matted onto Suede Brown Dark and a knot
of ribbon and this geometric card is finished.
Big Inspiration by Mona Lisa Moments for Cornish Heritage Farms
Versafine Vintage Sepia by Tsukineko
Versamark by Tsukineko
Prismatics Spring Willow Light, Spring Willow Dark, and Suede Brown Dark by Prism
Classic Crest Solar White by Neenah
1/8" hole punch
Distressing tool by Making Memories
Nestabilities Circle Die by Spellbinders
Vanilla Cream Embossing Powder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Striped ribbon by May Arts