Thursday, July 7, 2011

These took forever

Hi all!  These two cards took me about 3 days to make because I kept having to stop and do other things.  I would do a step or two and then come back to it the next day.  I got them done, but it sure was slow. 

I was doing a project with acrylic paint and had some left over.  I didn't want to wash it down the sink so I decided to stamp with it.  I had a piece of Saharah Sand card stock by Stampin Up.  I cut it in half and made two cards out of it.  I stamped with the paint and this Hero Arts background stamp twice.

On this first one I let it dry and then used some light brown Distress Ink to stamp the Friend Definition stamp in the background.  The paint resisted the ink and it shows up, only faintly on the paper.  I added the Basic Grey patterned paper and the stamped greeting. Then I used the Distress Ink to add some shading all around the edges.  I wanted to use some white gel pen to add some dashes.  I decided that I have done this a lot, so I tried some little dots instead.

Lastly I added the fun buttons, string and gems.  I love how it looks so bright and happy, but a little shabby too.

This second card uses almost the same steps. I didn't use the Definition background stamp.  I just stamped with the paint and the Fabric Design background stamp. I added the patterned paper and a greeting from Stampin Up.  I added the white gel pen dots all around the outer edge.  I like how it is just a little bit different with the dots instead of dashes for faux stitching.

Lastly I added the fun string, flower and gems. 

I have been loving bright colors lately.  I love how the paint and the back ground stamps are so bold.
I have created these for the Stamp It  Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab world.  Stop by their blog and check out all the stamping.

Thanks for stopping by .  I hope my next projects won't take so long!  :-)


Cath said...

Hey Jessica! Thanks for linking these up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

curlyqmosaics said...

Congrats in making it into the top 10 with your card! I love what did with the acrylic paint. Gorgeous work! :)

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are so colourful and pretty! I love the random blings and buttons.
Congrats on being a MoxieFab top 10!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Sharon D from Canada said...

Congrats on your top 10 finish at MFW! This is really pretty - and such an eye catching colour combo too!

Dana said...

Congrats on the top 10!!! Great way not to let paint go to waste!!

Lin said...

Well, I guess all that time really paid off! Congratulations!!

Trinh said...

Beautiful card, Jess! And a huge congrats on your MF win!

Virginia L. said...

Hi Jess, this card is SO sophisticated and beautiful! I would never think of such a fancy color palette in a million years! Huge congrats on your Moxie Fab World Top 10 Stamp It Challenge win!