Sunday, November 13, 2011
Blue Christmas Skates
Over at StampTV they hosted a challenge last week (yeah, I got my card posted in time but the challenge itself is closed) for "Blue Christmas" and this is what I came up with. On top of participating in the challenge I also used GinaK's tutorial for versamark resist. Now I realize you will have squint, hold your computer at arms' length and possibly stand on your head to see it but there is a versamark resist snowflake background on this card. The most prominent one is probably right under the main image. They show up better in person. Honestly!
What I think I learnt is that maybe the stamp was too delicate to pick up enough versamark for a good resist and maybe the blue I chose was too dark. The ink itself should have been ok as it was Memento which is the same GinaK used in her tutorial just the next shade dark blue. Failing that maybe it was a cardstock/moisture issue.
Maybe I should find some candy have a find the snowflakes competition and the first one that finds all of them wins... like I would be that organized!
Oh and BTW this is One Layer card, I masked the skates and the circle.
Card size - 4.25 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Smooth
Stamps - GinaK "School, Sports, Spirit", Inkadinkado "Warm Holiday Wishes"
Ink - Memento Danube Blue, Tuxedo Black
Copics - B000, B000, B00, C1, C3, C5, C7
Accessories - White Grosgrain ribbon, Sakura metallic silver.