Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Team Weekend Away Swap

Hi guys,

Sorry for my quietness the last few weeks. I have been very busy and also have had a few problems with editting my photos lately. If anyone has any tips on good programs to use for photo editting please let me know.

So what have I been up to? Well Apart from celebrating my birthday last week, Celebrating Karls this week and also having alot of health issues going on I got to go away last weekend on my annual Inklings Team Weekend Away. This year baby free which was lovely. I had a blast creating with some really talented ladies, getting lots of inspirational ideas, lots of laughs, yummy hot chocolates, no cooking or cleaning, and lots and lots of Stampin' Up product! Was heaven! So I have alot to share with you. Firstly I thought I'd share the card I made for my Card in a Box swap. I wanted to do something fun and different and came up with this gorgeous card. What do you think??

I used the reverse masking technique to create the border of whisper white. I then embossed the tree image from 'Lovely as a tree'. I then masked the moon with a post it note. I sponged the inside of the rectangle with sponge daubers in Night of Navy and Bashful Blue ink. I prefer to use sponge daubers to create this look but you could use whatever you like. Ie. Brayer, sponges, etc. I find rubbing your sponge daubers gives a more even colour and stops you from getting circle patterns from the daubers. I like to work from the middle out to blend the colour. And I like to use lots of colour. The more colour you use the better the effect (in my opinion anyway). If you would like anymore details on this card or would like me to do a tutorial please comment and let me know.

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Accessories: SAMJ, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, 1 3/8" punch, Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots

Thanks for looking, Please come back soon to see what else I made over the weekend and get a peak at some new stuff from the new catalogue



Carolyn Sharkas said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Dani, and yes, a tutorial would be awesome! I just ran across your blog and love it. thanks so much for sharing.

Carolyn S.
SU Demo,
Florida, USA

kari said...

looks gorgeous Dani! What a fab idea to create the border by reverse masking and sponging!

Linda Moberg said...

I love your card! A tutorial would be great. I love making cards. I take classes all the time at a local scrapbook family owned store that offers all types of classes making cards and other things.

Jeane said...

hi dani...

what a great effect. i love..love..love it!!!
definitely giving my vote for a tutorial too....