Today I wish to share with you a card I made for the "Anything Goes" Stampotique challenge. The link is on the left and every Wednesday there is a new challenge. The other challenge I will be entering this in is the Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge. Like always the details can be found here: http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
Here is this week's sketch and remember every week there is a new sketch on Friday. What a great way to start your weekend! I invite you to join in on the fun Verve stamps or not required to participate and who knows you just may be the lucky person to win a $100 voucher. :-)
I'm in the mood for Autumn so I used more autumn colors. Colors I usually don't use. Have to step outside of your comfort zone once in awhile. Without further ado here is my take on the sketch.
I started out by using the other half of card stock used for a previous card for my card base. Then I added a background of the paper I created using a dryer sheet, acrylic floor wax, and wax paper. I used Brusho color crystals to color my dryer sheet and crumpled wax paper to give the texture. The technique is in the video further down in this post if you are interested in seeing how it is done. It is about a ten minute video.
On top of that is a scrap of white card stock which I used Mandarin Orange and Scattered Straw distress inks to color. Then ran it through my eBosser using CuddleBug Paisley embossing folder. I don't know if this embossing folder is still available. On top of that is orange grosgrain ribbon from my stash. A Dollar Tree find years ago and alas it hardly gets used. My circles are cut out of paper I created from wax paper, paper towel , and acrylic floor wax. Here again Brusho Color Crystals were used for the colors. I'm a loving how the colour crystals reacted on the paper towel when floor wax was daubed on it.
The flower is a Verve stamp from the Happy Place collection. I stamped using embossing ink and then brushed Perfect Pearl over. Then highlighted with green Stickles. When the Stickles was dry I cut out by hand and pop dotted it on top of the circle.
For those who are interested here is the video of how I made the papers I used. The wax paper paper towel or facial tissue technique has been around for a few decades. I only substituted floor wax since I have some and don't do floors and using Brusho Colour Crystals instead of food coloring or color mists.
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