Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hidden Word

Happy Sunday Afternoon Everyone!
It's snowing here in Ohio so why not do a little crafting to share with all of you!
Actually, today is the final day to enter the second part of Darnell's celebration and partake in NBUS Challenge #9.  

One of the optional themes this week is the 'HIDDEN WORD' technique.
Now, since I had never before tried this (and it looks so awesome) of course I was intrigued and had to give it a whirl.

I must admit I think I can do better!  Guess I need to actually find instruction on this technique.  I was just guessing at how it's actually done since I was in a hurry to get my card created and entered before time expired.    I think it's an awesome technique and can't wait to see what else I can achieve.

Here I've simply taken a white card stock panel and sponged two different Tim Holtz distress ink colors.  Then I stamped a very old SU flower stamp then did my die cutting using the Tutti Designs 'Sympathy' Word Set (I used the larger of the two dies).  A few little Nuvo white crystal drop pearls in the corners and my card is ready to go.  I am always in need of sympathy cards for my sale boxes so I think this will be a simple yet impressive design to use.

UPDATE:  Okay so I took the time to create one more card using this technique, only this time I watched a video on YouTube which showed me my problem ... not enough underlying layers to give me the dimension needed.  This is better!  Here's a link to the Papertrey Ink  video I watched.

Thanks of  stopping by today.
If you're in the cold weather (as we are), please stay warm
and beware that nasty flu bug that is going around!

Challenges to share in:
Dare2BArtzy January Challenge - Something New (new technique)
 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #50 - Anything Goes

As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Blue cs
Stamps/Ink:  Stampin' Up 'Close as a Memory', Versafine Onyx, Tim Holtz 'Salty Ocean' and 'Picked Raspberry' distress inks
Accessories:  Tutti Designs 'Sympathy Word Set', Nuvo white crystal drops


Sandy Palmer said...

Love how you created the background. It looks great. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

These are both lovely cards my friend!Love the dimension and the beautiful colors. :)
Hope you aren't getting too much snow! Stay warm!

Olga Bester said...

Wow I just love both of them.
Hugs from Africa!

Leslie Miller said...

I think you did beautifully with your hidden word! The first one shows up quite well, but the second really pops in a subtle, but very cool way. I've done this before, long ago with stamping, but the dies make it much more amazing. Making a note to see what I have...

Conniecrafter said...

I really liked how nice and subtle the first one is, I think it is perfect for a sympathy card, lovely background for it also, I haven't tried it yet either, great inspiration!

Darnell said...

Oh, wow, Darlene, I think they are both fabulous hidden word cards! The simplicity of your first card really appeals to me and you rocked the dimension with your second one! Love the sweet butterflies creating movement! Well done! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9 and joining in the optional theme! Hugs, Darnell