Thursday, April 16, 2009

Challenge CPCM-BVT01

Well I did it!
I finally got into my craft room and made room on the table so that I could be "crafty!" I was playing around with my new alcohol inks from Adirondack and was "practicing" blending on a piece of glossy white cardstock. I felt pretty good about the blending so I decided to stamp on it. Well, needless to say my attempt was not too successful. I'm not sure what I did, may have over inked the stamp. Something went wrong! It smeared and didn't cover completely. I even did a practice stamp on regular cardstock. I admit, I'm still learning the fine art of stamping but this was ridiculous. But I try always to make "lemonade out of lemons" so I punched some scallop circles and re-stamped the salvageable paper and then cut out the flower shapes.

This is what I salvaged

The center scallop, if you look close can see the messed up bird!

Here are my flowers to be saved for another craft project, for another day!

Tonight I did finish a card for a Challenge from Christian Paper Crafts Magazine.
It was their first Challenge (I believe) CPCM-BVT01 and the challenge was to create a card with a Scripture on the front of it. And here is my take on the challenge:

The products I used:
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. "Blessings from HIM" set
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny "Abbey Road Vine" (doublesided)
Cardstock: Bazzill (craft, aqua)
Paper Accents: White cardstock 8.5 x 11
Bling Flowers : Bo Bunny "Abbey Road"
Brads: Making Memories
Ribbon: American Crafts
Ink: Stazon (Saddle Brown) Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Broken China)
Xyron to attach the ribbon, Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z runner
Finished Card size: 4.75" x 7"

The green strip is paper (backside of the main pattern paper I used) and the
ribbon is beneath it.

I forgot to mention in the above description that I used my Cuddlebug to emboss the aqua cardstock. I used the Dotted Swiss folder.
Oh my goodness, how time flies! I need to get to bed I've got that cute little grandson of mine coming over in the morning, who by the way is in the beginning stages of the "terrible-two's" Oh I remember those days well!!
Tomorrow I will post this on the CPCM blog, I'm waiting to be approved!

Have a super blessed and incredibly delightful Thursday!
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  1. Natalie...
    your card is GORGEOUS!!!!
    Hope you have a lovely day :D

  2. Your card is beautiful. Glossy cardstock can be very tricky.. I use stazon- ink my stamp- blow on my stamp for a couple seconds so it isn't so wet- then stamp on the alcohol inked glossy cs.. that seems to work best for me :)
    keep experimenting!

  3. Glossy paper can definitely be tricky to work with. It's coated, so inks don't always adhere to it as well. It helps if you use a solvent ink like StazOn, or at the very least, a good permanent ink. And then, just be careful. Looks like you managed to salvage some cool flowers, though.
    Your scripture card is adorable.

  4. oh, i stay away from glossy paper, haha. looks good though and i adore the card.