Monday, July 23, 2018

Fun with a Crafting Friend

Hello All and Happy Monday!

Today I'm sharing a card that I created using a colorful panel created during a visit to new crafting friend Doni High (Lime Green Giggles) home last week.  It's been years since I played with the emboss resist technique and Doni put a new twist on it  by using metal dies in conjunction with the coloring.   What a fun day we had!

We stamped a large background stamp using versamark onto watercolor paper then embossed using white embossing powder.  Then we started the coloring process using distress inks onto a craft mat, spritzed with water.  By using a paint brush, you brush the ink inside the metal die opening to create your pattern.  I used various colors and different sized dies.   Isn't that cool???

Here's a peek at Doni concentrating on the panel she was creating.  She used a square die which worked really well too.  I was amazed how different (yet same) each of our panels looked when completed.   Here's also a peek at one side of Doni's crafting space ... now you can see where her blog name came from!  LOL

Did you spot Doni photo bombing my photo of her craft space?  LOL ... she's so much fun!

I created a second panel which you will see in card form down the road, and on that panel I simply did an ombre coloring style (in purple of course).   It's amazing how fast time goes when you're having fun with a friend!  Before I knew it, dinnertime was upon me and I had to get back home.  BUT ... we live close enough to each other that I'm sure we will enjoy many more fun crafting days together!

Challenges to share in:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #211 - ATG / Twist - create your own background paper
Inkspirational Challenges #165 - Word Prompt - Birthday
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Stripes or Anything Goes Birthday

Well that's it for me today!  
I have four large projects in the workings and here I am
playing with something else!  LOL ... oh well , I'm having fun
and that's what this is all about!!!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Ooops!  I was having so much fun sharing our fun day I forgot to share the other elements of this card.  I've used the Poppystamps 'Jumbled Happy Birthday' die set as my sentiment.  Cut once in white and once from a scrap of white that I inked up using Tim Holtz Salty Ocean distress ink then off set them to create a shadow effect.  I didn't like the sentiment directly on my colorful panel so I adhered them to a sheet of vellum , cut it out in a rectangle and adhered in the corners with glue dots.  Viola!


Doni High said...

Yep! We did have fun. I like the card you made with the distress panel we did that day. The distressed edges look really good.

Donna Phelan said...

Photobomb, hahaha, love the lime green! What a fun technique! Your background came out beautifully!

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Darlene, I love the effect of the resist embossing. Looks like you had a fun time with Doni. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Surely you have had a fabulous day and enjoyed it so much! Also your card looks fun and happy! :) Love the background you have created, such clever technique! Great design for your card, the distressed edge and the double sentiment compliment the background so very well!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is such a wonderful card and I love all the beautiful colors on it. How nice you have a stamping friend so close by to be creative with.

Diane said...

What a fun technique and all those pretty colors you have added. You are so lucky to have a creating friend so close by, too bad we are so far apart...sigh!!

Conniecrafter said...

so neat to see someone else's take on the same technique, like your use of the vellum with it also.
Love all that green in her room :)

cm said...

WOW! You've achieved amazing, eye-catching results using the emboss resist technique! A happy Happy Birthday card, indeed! Thrilled you shared this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!

Leslie Miller said...

What fun your card is, and extra fun that you made it while crafting with a friend! Doni's craft space is beautiful. I love lime green, so I'd be right at home there. Awesome, Darlene!

Ashwini Rao said...

I'll bet you had fun, Darlene, because that background looks totally awesome! Your card looks so bright and colorful, and I love the fun font that you've used. Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday challenge!