Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2014, how about you?
To help ring in the new year, we have a new challenge at the Curtain Call that I know you're going to love. Say hello to this week's challenge photo: Smitten.
|photo credit: knitsandknotsweb.blogspot.com|
I chose the Faber-Castell Gelatos 50's Diner collection for my card today. The colors were so perfect for the inspiration photo. First I stamped a cozy pattern using WPlus9's Fair Isle Backgrounds with Versamark on white cardstock and heat embossed it in white.
Using the blending tool included with the gelatos, I added the red pigment to one end of the stamped panel and the yellow to the other and blended each color toward the middle. I just kept reapplying the color until I had the effect I wanted, then rubbed a baby wipe over the embossed pattern to remove any excess pigment.
The sentiment, from Uniko Studio's Stunning Snowflakes, is stamped in Basic Gray and adorned with a few gray gems.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Smokey Shadow), WPlus9 (White)
Stamps: WPlus9 (Fair Isle Backgrounds), Uniko Studio (Stunning Snowflakes)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Basic Gray), Versamark
Tool: corner rounder
Other: Faber-Castell Gelatos (50's Diner), Filigree (white embossing powder), gems
As you may have seen on the Curtain Call Challenge blog, this will be my last post as a Design Team member. It was a difficult decision to step away, but it's the right one for me at this time as I try to balance my new responsibilities at work and the activities of my busy young family.
Never fear, though, the talented ladies of the Design Team will continue to wow you twice a month over at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog! I wish them all continued success and many thanks for letting me be a part of the reopening of the Curtain Call.
Thanks to you, my readers, for visiting today! I hope you have a wonderful start to the New Year!