Sunday, August 6, 2017

Abstract Triangles

Hello again, my friends!!  I had some great fun yesterday making a couple of cards for the annual Dare to Get Dirty Challenges at Splitcoastampers (SCS home).  Twice a year SCS chooses a group of elite card makers to become members of the "Dirty Dozen", who have monthly challenges that they then share with SCS fan members (there is a modest annual fee to be a fan member, but you don't have to be a fan member to visit SCS).  In the annual challenges, the Dirty Dozen members create challenges that the fan members participate in (there were 35 different challenges this year) and there are prizes!  It's simply amazing to see all the beautiful and clever creations that are made.  I've added the link to SCS above, so if you haven't ever visited or haven't for a while, you should head over there and check out all the resources and daily challenges.

So having said all that, let's get to the cards, both of which use the wonderful Abstract Triangles background stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

For this first card I started by heat embossing the background stamp with white embossing powder after stamping on watercolor paper with Versamark ink.  Next I used Painter's Tape to adhere it to a board and did a watercolor wash with various Distress Inks.  While still taped to the board I dried the panel with my heat tool in order to minimize warping due to the amount of water used.  After drying, it was trimmed down to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  Next I die cut the large sentiment from Neenah Solar White card stock three times, layered them together and adhered to the panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Next I heat set the other part of the sentiment with white embossing powder on gray card stock, trimmed it down and popped it up on the panel with foam tape.  Nuvo drops and Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets were added after the panel was adhered to the Sea Glass card base.

The process for the background for my second card was much the same as the one above but I used this gorgeous Cloud 9 Glitter embossing powder from WOW that I received as part of the last monthly kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I think it looks gorgeous and really adds an extra something to the background.  I also went back to the panel with some additional ink on a few triangles before I dried it, giving it a bit of variation

The panel was added to a white card stock base, the sentiment again die cut 3 times, layered and adhered to the vellum circle.  I then used the retired Owl Builder punch from Stampin' Up to create the glimmer hearts, also adhered to the vellum.  After the hearts and sentiment were securely adhered, I added small pieces of foam tape to the back side, hidden under the die cut so it would not show through the vellum. 

That's it for both cards.  I hope to complete a couple more of the DTGD challenges, so watch for those posts in the next couple of days.  In the meantime, thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great week ahead!


Product details
Card #1
Stamps:  Abstract Triangles (SSS), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (SU)
Paper:  Canson XL watercolor, Neenah Solar White, Sea Glass (SSS), Basic Gray (SU)
Ink:  Versamark, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord
Other:  Happy Birthday thinlit (SU), Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets, Tonic Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops and Blue Lagoon Glitter Drops

Card #2
Stamps:  Abstract Triangles
Paper:  Canson watercolor, Neenah Solar White, Vellum, Silver Glimmer (SU)
Ink:  Versamark, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves
Other:  Thanks die (SSS), Owl Builder punch (SU), Stitched Shapes framelit (SU), 1" Stroke & #10 round Princeton paint brushes, Wow Cloud 9 Glitter embossing powder

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