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Friday, June 27, 2008

Challenge #53 -- Any Resist Technique


This was fun....the most difficult part of this challenge was to decide which resist technique to use!! But since I've been planning a class for an upcoming Club meeting and the theme is Embossing, I thought that this technique might be fun to include. Similar to basic embossing, this always seems to pack a "WOW!"

Since solid image type stamps always seem to work really well for this and it gave me one more chance to use Essence of Love one last time before it retires along with the Occasions Mini (retires 6/30). So, here's my Challenge for this week....fairly simple, this set NEEDS simplicity, don't you think?

Just a little note.....White Taffeta Ribbon was sponged with the Mellow Moss Ink. Although I have the matching grosgrain ribbon in my collection, it has a shine to it and for this card, I wanted something a bit more sublte and the velvety look of the sponged taffeta did the trick! Oh!, and the sponging over the image seems to look far more splotchy on screen than it does in person.
Stamps: Essence of Love, Weathered, Twill
Inks: Mellow Moss (sponging and Weathered Bkgrd), Chocolate Chip (greeting), Barely Banana, Versamark
CS: Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa
Misc: Hodgepodge Hardware (Aged Copper), White Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers

Essence of Love will retire after 6/30/08; Weathered and the Aged Copper Hodgepodge will retire with the release of the new catalog in August.
Hope you'll take a bit of time to check out some of the other Bloggers' entries. Just click on the Bloggers' Challenge logo in the right column to see the list!

22 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

This is indeed a pretty card Barb. Ilove how you made your own background by stamping on cardstock, then layering them so nicely. Your resist panel is wonderful, very crisp and clean and your sponging looks great.

Connie said...

VERY pretty...I love this set and will miss it if it doesn't get into the new catalog... I always forget about sponging my white taffeta, too!

Connie

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh, this is lovely Barb. I don't have this set, but your beautiful card is really tempting me. I'd better hurry and make up my mind about it huh? :)

Patti Chesky said...

This is a very pretty card. I love how you dyed the taffeta ribbon. Nice job!!

Anita Van Hal said...

VERY pretty card! I love the dyed ribbon too-great colors, great detail, great job with the challenge!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Such a pretty card Barbara! This image is perfect for this technique! The ribbon turned out beautifully too! :D

Beckie said...

Very pretty! I 'resisted' getting this stamp...now I regret it!

Lisa Somerville said...

This turned out very pretty - love the sponged taffeta ribbon.

Ida said...

Great card...Dyeing the ribbon was a wonderful idea. Nice job with this challenge.

Nikki Bond said...

WOW...this is stunning! Love your color choices and the layout! Great job this week! {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

Very pretty! I really like the ribbon morphing, too!

Pat Huntoon said...

Very pretty -- love the touch with the jumbo eyelets!

MJ said...

ohhhhh, Very pretty. I love this stamp and have no idea why I never got it. This is the perfect set for this technique. You did a fabulous job. The ribbon is perfect.

Connie Paxman said...

Another favorite of mine..gotta love the squiggly vines..a very nicely layered card.
Connie Paxman

Robin Merriman said...

Ok, I admit it - I never liked this stamp set. But, you have made it beautiful, Barb. Your colors are lovely together and I never thought about dyeing the taffeta ribbon - great job!

rozie640 said...

Beautiful card, that white embossing really makes this card pop!!!

Marcia said...

What a pretty card. Love what you did with the ribbon.

Marcia
new BC member

Claudia said...

What a grat card! I love how you've used the hardware on it!

Lori said...

This is so pretty! I like the hardware embellishment, too.

kathy cook said...

Great Card! You did an awesome job (as always)!!

Jeannette Swain said...

Great resist card Barb. Love the colors and especially love how you inked the taffeta!

Chrissy D said...

You did a wonderful job on the challenge, This card is a beauty!!! Congratulations on your YEAR Anniversary! TFS!

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