Thursday, November 20, 2008

A sketch and a card

Have you noticed all the dry embossed lines on cards lately? Usually done with a ScorPal, but easily replicated with a scoring blade on a paper trimmer.

I was thinking of how to use them, and came up with this sketch, which is JJSC04. The lighter grey is for the layers. The darkest grey is the card base. The two skinny lines are meant to be score lines, but don't have to be.So taking that sketch, and wanting to use my new brayer, I came up with this:
Of course, I couldn't easily capture the score lines. Click on the photo to see them close-up.

I created the main image using glossy paper. I stamped on it with the circle/dot stamps using Versamark, and then brayered my ink (from my spectrum pad) right on top. I let it sit for a few seconds, then buffed with a paper towel. The ink doesn't stick to the Versamark!

I found the funky blue pom-pom fibre in my stash, and decided I HAD to use it. See Leanne, I am using stuff, instead of hoarding it!

I'd love for you to give the sketch a try. If you do, please leave me a comment with a link to it!

Stamps: Polkadots and Paisley (SU), Circle and Dots (Inkadinkado)
Paper: glossy paper (Ranger), white and blue cardstock (unknown)
Ink: Soft Sky (SU), Blue Lagoon Fluid Chalk (ColorBox), Hydrangea spectrum pad (Ranger Big & Juicy)
Accessories: Wide oval punch (SU), corner punch (EK Success), trimmer (Fiskars), fibre (unknown)


Leanne said...

OK, since I'm hoping to stay home ALL day tomorrow and craft, I'll give it a try............ Besides, my blog is looking pretty sad, I guess I should do some updating.

Emily said...

Oooh, purty!! Love the colours!

I just sent you an e-mail.

Emily said...

Here's my take on it.

Leanne said...

I'm still working on your sketch... I've scored some lines on 2 cards, but that's as far as I've gotten.... I'll try to work on it again.

care_bear said...

I don't know if this link will work but I did try the sketch!
I may need another tutorial me Jes!