It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge -> #16 – sketch.
And here is my take:
I am so happy with how this card turned out! I got the idea as I was browsing my index looking for stamps to use for this sketch. When I came across the Ribbons & Bows set – I knew just what I would do.
This card may be clean and simple, and actually relatively easy, but it was NOT quick! So much embossing! I started by embossing the large bow, then I went back with a line/stripe stamp. I’m not sure it matters, but I did use an Xacto to scrape off the embossing powder (pre-heating) from where the line went over the bow (I didn’t want it to look like the lines were on top of the bow).
** ETA – So my mom asked me why I didn’t stamp the stripes first and then the bow (to save from scraping away the powder). Well, I like to do things the hard way! Seriously though, I had a couple reasons. First, the stripe stamps I used are not long enough to go the whole distance of the card (I do have the set by PTI that is longer, but the smallest width in that set was just a bit too wide); so I thought the bow would provide a good “break” point for the lines (if I had tried to connect them perfectly, it would never have worked and the connection point would surely have fallen in an open space and been more visible – this way I had control over where the potential goofs would occur). Second, I don’t do a lot of embossing, so I didn’t know what embossing over embossing would do/look like and I really really wanted the bow to be “in the front”. If I had more time I would have experimented more.
When it came time to do the sentiment, I actually started out by doing a pale grey frame and dark grey sentiment, but something about it just felt off. So I die cut another label and this time embossed the frame in white – definitely the better choice for this card.
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A Little About the Challenge: Posted every Thursday, the challenges alternate between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week you get the double dose of color & sketch).
Ink/Card Stock: Aqua Mist, White, Smokey Shadow;
Other: Boutique Borders-Mother die; lots of Versamark & white embossing powder;