Thursday, November 15, 2007


Happy Thursday. I hope you're having a great day today. Today the ways to use it challenge over on Splitcoast was to use unique brads. Since I hadn't done yesterday's sketch challenge yet, I thought I do a double challenge.

I recently got some new Bellas, and I knew that cruisabella would fit the sketch perfectly. The background for this card is a piece of polished stone that was on my table, so I decided to incorporate this into the color scheme of the card. I stamped bella on vanilla card stock with black ink and colored the image with a combination of copic markers and twinkling H2O's. I added highlights with a silver gel pen.

I was going to use my new build-a-brads, but they were too small for the image I wanted to use, so I decided to go faux instead. I thought this small flower from baroque motifs matched the wheels and would make great brads to match. I stamped the flowers on turquoise, then punched out with a 3/4" circle punch and layered on black 7/8" circles. I attached the circles to the end of a dowel with a mini glue dot, so that I could dip them in versamark & emboss with UTEE. While the ep was still hot, I dipped it a second time into the UTEE to get a nice smooth finish. The white, turquoise and caribbean layers are sponged with turquoise ink.

Recipe -
Stamps: baroque motifs, small script (SU), cruisabella (stampingbella)
Paper: tempting turquoise, basic black, glossy white, cool caribbean, very vanilla
Ink: basic black, adirondack pitch black, ranger alcohol inks, copic markers, versamark
Accessories: UTEE, heat tool, 3/4" & 7/8" circle punches, sponge, mounting tape

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.


Erika H. said...

What a great card! I love the faux brads...they are perfect. The colors are wonderful and I love the background. What a fun card.

Starla said...

I love your faux brads! I would have never guessed they were stamped!

Tex said...

Ahhhh, the perfect joyride card for this fun image!

It was such a pleasure to have met you at the Madison show!


Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

What a great and fun card! I love your blog and am so glad I found it!

Have a great day!