HSS Technique Challenge-3

Welcome to another challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments. This week we have our first Technique Challenge consisting of Emboss Resist. If you're not familiar with this technique there is a easy to follow tutorial over at the Hand Stamped Sentiments site. This technique is really easy to create and produces an awesome effect as you can see below.

I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a bit for this card. I usually tend to do more feminine layouts, but I've had the Extreme Elements and Extreme Skateboard sets for a while and thought the skateboarder image was perfect. Also, it reminds me a bit of snowboarding and with the Winter Olympics in full swing, it was a perfect tie in.

I began with a Textured Crushed Curry standard sized base (4 1/4"x 5 1/2"). I stamped the small flourish image in Soft Suede ink onto a piece of Soft Suede card stock and adhered it to the Crushed Curry base. Next, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and ripped it on three sides until I had a size I was happy with. I first stamped the Snowboard image in Versa Mark ink with the help of my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. (HINT: My Stamp-A-Ma-Jig was crucial to this card. I literally used it to place each image I stamped. I highly recommend this handy little tool!) I then covered it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. Once it was completely cool I took a Sponge Dauber and began by applying Bashful Blue ink in small circles around and on the embossed image. Then I went back over the same area with Not Quite Navy ink to add some depth and shading.

Once I was happy with the sponging, I took the paint splatter image an stamped it in Sahara Sand ink. Before I stamped it directly to the card I stamped it once on a scratch piece of paper to soften the image. (HINT: This technique is called "Stamping Off") Then I stamped the claw looking image over it using Sahara Sand ink full strength:) The stars were stamped in Crushed Curry ink, the dots in Old Olive ink, and the small flourish in Not Quite Navy ink, all using the "Stamping Off" technique. The crown (Dusty Durango) was stamped full strength. The finishing touch was to add the three small Antique Brass brads to the side.
I hope today's card inspires you to join our Challenge. This really is a fun technique to try. And don't forget to stop by and see the creations from the other two talented gals on the design team: Erin Gonzales and Genevieve Valdes. As always...

Paper: Crushed Curry Textured card stock {115538}, Soft Suede card stock {115318}, Very Vanilla card stock {101650}
Stamps: Extreme Elements {115181}, Extreme Skateboard {115179}
Ink: Soft Suede {115657}, Versa Mark {102283}, Bashful Blue {105209}, Not Quite Navy {103008}, Sahara Sand {105208}, Crushed Curry {115659}, Dusty Durango {115654}, Old Olive {102277}
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig {101049}, Heat Tool {100005}, Clear Embossing Powder {109130}, Powder Pals {102197}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}
Embellishments: Vintage Brads {109109} 

1 comment:

stampinbygenny said...

I love your card layout. Especially how you placed the elements surrounding the snow board figure. I was just watching the snow boarding Olympic event last night. Totally Awesome. Just like your card.