Sunday 1 January 2017

New start to a stamping year with Challenges in Mind

I'm Making the most of my last few days on vacation after Christmas, I have today and tomorrow to get a little card making in especially as we have a blanket of snow from last night.  So I checked in on  Snippets playground which runs till the 7th of January

For my card today I took some coated card which I previously sprayed with starch and sprinkled it with Black Bister and covered in cling wrap to give liquid colours, this left over has been sitting in my stash for a month or two.  
This is one of my favorite techniques which I tried for the first time last summer during the Dare To Get Dirty Challenge on SplitCoast Stampers.  Robin AKA Stamperrobin at SCS provided us with a link to a tutorial at JOZART  There is some waiting time but well worth it, it's so pretty sort of a polished stone effect.

I used a Simon Says Stamp die and inlaid the spray starch pieces.  I then used a Tim Holtz stencil and rubbed some Viva Decor 3D stamp paint around the central die cut.  The 3D stamp paint is quite sparkly so adds a little shimmer to the card.  To finish it off I added some sequins.

I hope you like the card.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Rubbernecker sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, black, coated card
Ink: Bister, Ranger Archival
Accessories:Simon Says stamp Die, Sequins, MISTI, Viva Decor 3D stamp paint, Stencil (Tim Holtz)
Techniques: Spray Starch backgrounds, inlaid die


Trina P. said...

So pretty. Love your abstract design and layout. I think I have a couple leftover pieces of this technique too.

Susan said...

Beautiful - looking forward to seeing it in real life.

Susan said...

Also meant to say thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Stunning Artsy design Christine :-) I LOVE your pretty die cut Spray Starch background pieces and shiny stenciled background. TFS my friend and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

Di said...

Great card Christine - love the way you've created such a pretty background. And such patience doing those inlays as well!

I'm sure this is your first visit to the Snippets Playground so a huge welcome! Remember, if you would like to be in the prize draw any week then I do ask for a comment to say so. This is 'cos in the past I've done the draw(s) only to find out that the winner wasn't actually playing for the prize so I had to do it all over again - more than once as well :)

Come back and play soon - adding myself as a follower!


Di xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous effect x

Sarn said...

Like it? I LOVE IT. What a great card and thanks for sharing how it was made.

Happy New Year to you xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, I love this card it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing how you made it with us.

Sue xx

Loll said...

This is such a cool design Christine. LOVE the inlaid bister/starch pieces, and the shimmer from the 3D paint through the stencil. xx

Jean said...

A beautiful card , great design.
Jean x

Pat said...

Great techniques and a really effective card Christine. x

Karen Dunbrook said...

Happy New Year...lovely look you achieved...I need to try this!