Saturday, May 14, 2011

VC Rocks Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to your next stop on the VC Rocks Blog Hop. VC Rocks has officially opened and we are hitting the ground running. We've already been challenged, getting our swaps ready and now it's time to blog hop. This month's theme is Color My World. We must use some type of coloring technique - markers, brayer, water color crayons, etc. for our project(s).

There are 30 stops for this tour so be prepared to see some great artwork and be inspired by fabulous project ideas. It promises to be a great tour!

If you're already on the tour, you probably arrived here from the VC Rocks blog which has Debbie's project. If you ever get lost on the tour, you can always go back to the starting point...the VC Rocks blog. Now on to my project...


I did this recently at my techniques class. It's embossed pastels. I did case this from Andrea Walford...changing a couple of things.

1. Fold 4 1/4" x 11" black cardstock in half for card base.

2. Take 4" x 5 1/2" Pink Pirouette piece and emboss with the square lattice embossing folder. Trim it so that it is 4" x 5 1/4". Stick to the black card base.

3. Take 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" Rose Red piece and punch one edge with the scallop trim border and stick it behind the right edge of 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" Sweet & Sour DSP so that about 1/4" of the scalloped border is showing. Stick this to the Pink Pirouette about 3/8" away from the right edge.

4. Stamp the flower image from the Just Believe stamp set with versamark on to the 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" black piece. Heat emboss with white embossing powder. Color using a blender pen and the following Stampin' Pastel colors: Garden Green and Rose Red. Center and stick this piece to the 3" x 4 1/2" Garden Green piece and then stick this to the card front.

5. Stamp the greeting onto a scrap of white cardstock. Punch it out with the Decorative Label punch. Add a basic rhinestone on either side of the greeting and stick to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Basic Black, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Whisper White, Sweet & Sour DSP
Ink: Versamark, Black, Stampin' Pastels
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border punch, Decorative Label punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, basic rhinestones, White embossing powder, blender pens


I hoped you enjoyed the project. It was fun creating it! For more fun projects, continue to the next stop of the blog hop by visiting Paper Castles, Lori Palmer's blog.

Happy stamping!!!

21 comments:

Mary Campbell said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

Shari said...

Nice technique - you got vibrant color doing that! Have to give that a try.

Lori said...

Love the way the color pops. I will have to try this.

Kym said...

Great technique and beautiful card!

Patrice H said...

Hi Kim You want to teach this class????
What a great tech! Thanks for joining our 1st Blog Hop also.

Carey said...

Breath taking. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Susan Hackney said...

Beautiful card!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Embossed pastels, your striking results are tempting me to try this technique too, Kim!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, your colors are so bright! Very pretty.

Tammy Q Howell said...

What a pretty card!

Created by You said...

Very pretty card, thanks for the step by step!
Hugs,
Sharon F.

Stace said...

nice, I didn't know you could chalk on top of embossing....good to know

Anonymous said...

I too like the way the colors pop, thanks for sharing with all of us. VC does indeed "Rocks".
Marsha

Brandy said...

The colors really pop off of that black! Very nice!

Jamie Adcock said...

Beautiful card! I've never tried this technique. Thanks for the tutorial!

Mary said...

I've never seen this technique, beautiful card

A Touch of SOL said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Lorita said...

Pretty Card. Thanks for sharing

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Awesome technique. I need to try it.

Deborah said...

I love how dramatic it looks with the black background. Nicely done.

Brenda Hugar said...

Great card Kim. Love how you did it and thanks for the instructions (always a big help for me).