Saturday, September 20, 2008

Inspiring dishes

Today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS involved some very funky dishware. I was immediately stuck by the mustard coloured batik-style print on the one plate, so that's where I started for this card:
The effect on the embossed panel was achieved by inking my brayer in More Mustard, and rolling it on the de-bossed side of my "Textile" cuttlebug folder. I then carefully placed a white piece of c/s on the opposite side and folded the folder shut (you have to be careful not to let your c/s move around, or you will get smudges of ink everywhere). When you run the folder and c/s through the cuttlebug, the embossed part stays white, while the rest of the surface picks up some of the ink on the folder. Doesn't that look neat? It was a technique featured a few months ago on SCS (I believe it was a Technique Lovers Challenge?) and I loved the effect it gave!

The rest of the card is pretty straightforward: I used the large image from Friendly Flowers (retired) and inked it in Baja Breeze, and the sentiment (inked in Ruby Red) is from Best Yet (current Hostess set). If I had a do-over, I would probably dye the twill tape in More Mustard but oh well LOL! And the large silver brad is, well, because you can't have dishes without silverware ;o) Oh and I had started using True Friend for the Baja Breeze piece, but found the largest flower image was too small. But I had already stamped the triple lower image in Ruby Red on the base of the card. I decided to leave it.

Happy Stampin'!



Jan Hunnicutt said...

I saw your card on SCS and loved it so I thought I should link over to your blog and take a peek. Love it!

I like what you did to the CB embossing folder, I need to try that!

Judy in Indiana said...

I definitely love Canada and its people. maybe if I get to be a ghost i will move to Canada and I doubt I'll have anything better to do than play with people's stamps and cards.

I love your Season of Joy card!