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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

SC 140 Challenge

It's the weekly sketch challenge (SC) at SplitCoastStampers!!! I REALLY look forward to Wednesdays.

Sorry for the delay. I got bombarded by emails and I like to try to answer them as soon as I can. So I'm caught up with emails for a day or so!!!

I think I should have left the brads off this card and I would like this better. I may do something different with the words so I'll like the card better. I'll post that later. Once I change the words or even move them down in that open area then I think I'll like it better. It won't be the SC140 sketch but at least I'll like the card!!!
But I will tell you how I did that REALLY cool background. That part of the card I REALLY do like. I took some glossy card stock and embossed the images with clear EP. Then I took rubbing alcohol on two cotton balls. One had the Groovy Guava inker on it and the other had Chocolate Chip. I used the guava first and then came back in with the chocolate. It's called non-metalic polished stone and I did it over an embossed surface. Careful with the brown, as the card stock dries the ink gets darker. I had some really cool papers done but once they dried they were so dark I had to toss them.

Thanks for stopping by,


Kristine said...

Oh, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Can't believe I'm the first to post...sorry I haven't been around lately! But hopefully now with the kids going back to school I can comment more! ;) Awesome card--I'm really thinking I need to get that horse set.

StampOwl said...

seems you and I chose the same set for this challenge, hehehehe. Great minds think alike ;)

Unknown said...

Wow, I love this card, the background behind the horse is amazing. I like the brads as well, great job!

dasimonds said...

Very Nice..
Love your pretty papers..
Like the horse stamp.
Nice colors...Nice Card !!

Anonymous said...

Sweet! I just love this set!! Plus, I really like that background. One of my friends is coming to stamp this weekend....we may have to try it out. Thanks a ton for the great idea!!!
Debbie J.

June Houck said...

I think this card is wonderful! I like the brads & sentiment placement on the card. If the brads bother you I have 2 suggestions: consider putting in mini brads and placing them vertically on the right hand corner (rather than horizontal.) What do you think? Both backgrounds are attractive. You did an incredible job with your polished stone technique. I have not used that technique in years. Isn't it wonderful that these techniques re-surface? I love the card!!!

Ijsbeer said...

Lovely card. Love the colours

barb said...

Love the brads! I'm always second guessing myself too but I think these are perfect.= :) Also, love that BG - I have never tried the alcohol but I will definitely be doing so now. TFS!!