Thanks for stopping by to check out my card for this weeks challenge at The Paper Players. This week we have a sketch challenge hosted by the talented Jaydee. I always enjoy sketch challenges! My inspiration for this challenge comes from my anticipation of Fall arriving. Here in the States we have four more weeks until the official start of Fall and I'm ready!
To create the background for my card I used the Emerging Color Technique and the For All Things stamp set. At the bottom of my post I have provided step-by-step directions and photos on the creation process. It's a lot of fun but it's also a little messy.
The Paper Players design team have created a variety of inspiration for you to choose from this week! You should definitely stop by their blogs and check out their creations! Then we hope you will use the sketch and enter the challenge. All paper crafting brands are welcome. The challenge is open until NOON (PST) on Friday, August 29th. Click here to go to The Paper Players!
Here is the sketch:
Emerging Color Technique Directions:
Step 1: Cut a white piece of cardstock to the desired finished size.
Step 2: Select the ink colors to create your background.
Step 3: Randomly ink cardstock with selected colors.
Step 4: After ink is dry, use embossing buddy and stamp with VersaMark ink.
Step 5: Apply clear embossing powder to the stamped areas, shake off excess and then heat emboss.
Step 6: Using the darkest ink color, apply ink to the entire panel. Use paper towel to remove excess ink off of embossed areas. Repeat process if needed.
That's it! I matted my image to a slightly larger piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and adhered it to a base card of Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I added my sentiment and details.
There is also a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers and her process varies slightly from mine. Click here to check it out. If you decide to give this technique a try I would love to see what you create, leave me a link in the comments section and I'll drop by to visit your creation. Enjoy the rest of your day!