Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Spice it Up!

Hello. I'm so excited to be guest hostess for the ways to use it challenge on SCS this week that I posted the challenge early. The challenge is to use something that would be found in your spice rack. I would love to have you play along. I made two cards as samples.

The first card I used chili powder mixed with clear embossing powder. I tried several other spices, but I liked the color I got with the chili powder the best, so that's what I used. I stamped the large flower from fabulous flowers 4 times with versamark and embossed with the chili powder mixture. I cut out different portions to get a full popped up flower. I wanted a little better coverage, so I went over the pieces with versamark and another layer of clear ep. Then I edged them with krylon copper leafing pen and popped up each layer with dimensional foam tape. I used really rust for the card base, with a layer of groovy guava, which I punched with a fiskars border punch and added white dots with a white gel pen. For some accent color, I cut strips of purely pomegranate and taken with teal and backed them with brushed copper. I tore the ends and added some copper brads and white dots. The sentiment was stamped in pomegranate.

For the second card, I stamped the largest flower from a retired set, summer sunflower, in summer sun and more mustard, and the leaves in old olive and always artichoke. For the flower centers, I glued celery seeds on with tacky glue. I popped up the center flower on dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of twill and attached it with black brads. I added two more pieces of twill and a word window punch attached with brads. The background is certainly celery backed with always artichoke.

card 1:
stamps: fabulous flowers, absolutely fabulous
ink: versamark, purely pomegranate
paper: really rust, groovy guava, purely pomegranate, taken with teal, brushed copper, very vanilla
other: chili powder, clear ep, heat tool, copper brads, piercing tool, white gel pen, border punch (Fiskars), dimensional foam tape

card 2:
stamps: summer sunflower, everyday flexible phrases
ink: summer sun, more mustard, old olive, always artichoke, basic black
paper: very vanilla, always artichoke, certainly celery
other: celery seed, tacky glue, piercing tool, black brads, dimensional foam tape

Thank you so much for stopping by.


Vianna said...

I love the originality of your cards. I've been cheching them out for some time _ just not leaving messages. But today I have a question: When you use the white pen for the dots, do you use a template? How do you keep the dots so evenly spaced?
Greetings fromF lorida,

bensarmom said...

Melody these are gorgeous. I especially love the sunflowers!