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Friday, April 30, 2010

Emerging Extreme

This card is one of those we made at the recent spring stamping retreat organized by my upline, Aly Schilling. One of our classes was called "Cards for Him". I'm adapting this one to use as a birthday card for my grandson, who turns 12 this week.

This card is full of techniques. The Extreme Skateboard stamp (115179, $8.95), was embossed using Versa Mark ink (102283, $7.50) and Black Embossing Powder (109133, $4.75) on Old Olive card stock. The Real Red card stock "straps" are created with the Word Window punch (105090, $15.95) folded in half with black brads (Vintage Brads, 109109, $6.95 for 200). Linen Thread (104199, $4.50, 15 yards) is used between the brads and around the Old Olive 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115618, $8.95, 10 yards).

But the most fascinating technique is the unusual blob in the lefthand corner. This technique is called "Emerging Color" because various designs from the Extreme Elements stampset (115181, $26.95) were stamped in other colors on Whisper White card stock. Yes, it is Whisper White--or at least it was! The next step was to stamp the splatter image with Versa Mark and then emboss it with Clear Embossing Powder (109130, $4.75). Finally we used a brayer with Basic Black ink to cover the card stock. The embossed image resisted the ink and revealed the colored images below.

The card itself is made with Barely Banana card stock, another of the colors retiring July 1.

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