Hi Stamping Friends!
Yes, you read that right! Today I have card for you that consists of FOUR challenges! I don't think I've ever been able to combine that many challenges into one card before. I combined a sketch, color, technique and style of card challenge. Here's where I got all my inspiration: The sketch came from the Diva Coffe Break Design blog DCBD151. The color challenge came from the ColourQ blog CQ4 (which I just realized I'm late in posting to, bummer!). The technique is called Polished Stone and comes from the Tuesday Technique Challenge Tech31 at my favorite online hangout, Stampin' Addicts. And finally, the challenge this week over at the Yahoo Group, Late Night Stampers, is to make a masculine card. Here's the sketch and color challenge images:
I had a difficult time with this sketch. There are so many elements to it. I loved this color combo, but again, there are quite a few to work with. I FINALLY got the Trendy Trees set (yes, I know I'm completely behind on this one!), so I just had to use it, even though it's not the most masculine thing out there. I think it works though. Here's my card:
I really had fun trying the Polished Stone technique and was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. I did end up with extremely inky fingers, since I soaked my cotton pad in too much alcohol. I do think I will try this with my club gals though. It's one of those techniques that sound messy, until you try it. The card base is Bravo Burgandy layered with Old Olive that is embossed with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate. The trees are stamped with Really Rust, Taken With Teal and the middle one is Old Olive with touches of Burgandy, Rust, and Teal. The Hemp Twine helps to give it a more masculine look.
Trendy Trees #113258 $17.95
Perfect Details Texturz Plate #115962 $3.95
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