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Sunday, 21 November 2010

Tent Card With Poise & Joseph's Coat

There were quite a few hurdles in the making of this, any one of which would have prevented my posting the completed card, & I'm still a little unsure of the finished article.

Initially I used Distress Inks to cover the brayered base card after heat embossing the stamped image (Joseph's Coat Technique) but they were not strong enough to cover the bright greens, so I tried Brilliance Starlite Black, that didn't work either. Thinking logically: if the brayering onto glossy card was with dye inks, the Distress Inks (dye, but with their own unique properties) were not dense enough & the Brilliance (pigment) which normally copes with most surfaces wasn't great, might a "normal" dye ink work? I tried the All Night Media Dye in black - several hours later it was still rubbing off onto my fingers. Knowing that I might wreck my heat embossed image completely in the process, I used my heat gun briefly to heat set the black ink. It worked. The final hurdle was photographing the Mirri card!

card standing

close-up of image showing Joseph's Coat Technique,
 lime Mirri card & texture of blue cardstock

inside of card showing texture & paper piercing 
on blue cardstock plus stamped swirl edging
(click on image to enlarge)

Stamps Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis Poise (image), Elusive Images UDLSP0220 Dawn Chorus (swirls). 
Inks Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea, Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot Distress Inks (see above), Brilliance Starlite Black (see above), All Night Media (Black), VersaMark watermark ink pad & Stewart Gill Ultrafine Embossing Powder, VersaFine Majestic Blue (swirls).
Cardstock  Moondust Silver,  textured blue,  lime Mirri & pale green from "stash".
Punches, Dies etc...  Woodware (Scalloped Circle, Scalloped Oval & Scalloped Square).
Pearls Kanban.
Ribbon from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Crafty Creations Challenge 94 - Beautiful Insides


Lorraine said...

well i love this ine its so clever and as always the inside of your card is absolutely stunning too brilliant technique Paula i love it xx

TaraG said...

WOW! Paula, so much work and technique to your cards! Such a great effect I really love it!
Thanks for all you sweet comments, hun! You are so kind to visit me and I love getting your comments, they brighten my day!
Big Hugs,t

Louise said...

Hi Paula :)
OMG!! This is just gorgoues! :) Supercute and I understand you put in a lot of time and love into it and I love the way you try diffrent techniques :)
TACK för alla fina kommentarer inne hos mig :)

Debgem said...

Hi Paula - this is great. I love the image - very clean and simple lines and works so well with the Jacob's coat technique. You really have been using those lessons well - I still haven't finished my homework!!
Really lovely card.

Deborah x

acreativeneed said...

Terrific technique! Lovely image, thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

Debs said...

Beautiful card Paula, I love how you have embossed the image. You are fab at thinking outside the box and if something doesn't work out first time, you always manage to remedy the problem. Debs xx

Annie said...

the finished result is worth all your perseverance Paula! but what colour are your fingers now! thanks for stopping by my blog whilst I've been out and about, hopefully I can catch up and recover before the next time.
hugs, annie x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

What a cool image. I love the final result is worth all the's BEAUTIFUL.