Thursday, January 5, 2012

Crafty Gals Challenge "New" Card

It is the 5th of the month, so I am back with the second Challenge of the Crafty Gals!  We are a group of bloggers who have monthly challenges, caring comments & fun chit chat on SCS—our favorite stamping site to visit.

This month, Heather posted the January challenge-- "NEWNESS"  As mentioned, I am expecting my first baby at the end of February. We're pretty excited to celebrate this new addition and new stage in our lives.  My challenge to you for the Crafty Girls January challenge is to celebrate doesn't have to be a new baby...perhaps it's a New Year, new marriage, new job, new friend, etc.  In addition, use the opportunity to try a out a new technique (or template, something you haven't tried before).

The new technique I tried is Ghosting, or Versamark Resist.  I know it is not a new technique for most of the stamping world, but I think I have only tried it once, at stamp club 3 or 4 years ago.  I do love the way it looks, so I am not sure why I do not try it more often.  This card is for a friend who just got a keyboard for Christmas.  I think this will be a fun card to give her to celebrate her “new toy”!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Musical Score; Stampabilities Eighth Notes and Treble Clef; All Night Media Musical Note

Cardstock—PTI White and Black; Stampin’ Up Real Red and Glossy White

Ink—SU Real Red; Versamark; Black Memento

Accessories— SU Black Embossing Powder (on Treble Clef), Piano and Musical Note Brads; Black Twill Ribbon

Please check out the blogs of all of the Crafty Gals—there are 11 of us, so it might take you a bit.  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar and I hope you will enjoy all creation. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!



Sooooo elegant! Love it!


so pretty Barb! I love the technique you used :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Barb, this card is gorgeous! Your lucky friend with the new keyboard is going to love receiving it!

Congratulations on trying something new and doing it so superbly!!!

Carolina Little

Great card Barb!!!. My son got a keyboard too, you just gave me an idea, thanks!!!. I have to try that technique myself.


Hmm, I have never tried that either and it is one reason I bought the versamark in the first

Great card!


You're ghosting looks fabulous! I am going to try it!


Barb, your card turned out fantastic! I like the music background. Your friend is going to enjoy this

Diane Clark-Sutton

I have never tried ghosting either. I love the way it turned out and the muscial theme that you chose.


Huh...look at that. That is such a cool technique! I'll have to try it.


I like music notations and the background! They are very beautiful~


Barb, this rocks! I love the versamark resist technique and hope that you do some more. You have nailed it with this card! Your friend will love it. Super job.


Love it! The colors, layout & stamps go great together! You really rocked this challenge....TFS!!!


Great card, Barb. I love the color you chose. I need to hunt you up on SCS. LOL I'm Scrappinceo.