Thursday, January 31, 2013

Crafters of Faith ~ Whale Wishes

Today is the last day of the month and I am here to welcome you to my Crafters of Faith card! I am blessed to have you stop by and celebrate New Year’s Eve with us! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of Christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together!

Here is the January Challenge that Sharon posed to us:
2013 is here! What a great time to clear out the old to make way for the new.

* For this challenge, I would like to see you use both old stash and new stash to create your card/project.

* To add a little fun to the challenge, I'd love to see you try a new technique -- something you've never done before. You can check out Google, YouTube, or even the SCS forums and galleries for inspiration!

* Make sure you tell me what's new and what's old and post a link or give a little description of the technique you used.

I checked out the tutorials on SCS and came up with “Embossed Kisses”.  The technique is to take stamp with a solid image and stamp it in one color ink.  Then take an embossing folder and ink up the embossed side with another colored ink.  Press the inked up stamp into the ink on the embossing folder and lift straight up and stamp the image on your cardstock.  I inked up the whale with Pool Party and the embossing folder with Island Indigo.  I tried it with a couple of stamps and liked the result with the whale stamp.  I realized I do not have too many solid image stamps—that might need to be a purchase in the future if I see something that will work for this technique.
I really did not use anything “new” on my card—other than to try a new technique.  However—I do think this is the first time this stamp set has been inked up.  I got it at a rummage sale a few years ago and I do think it is too cute!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you do check out the other new creations from the wonderful ladies in the Crafters of Faith group! The blog list on the left side--please check out all of the cards.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Whale Wishes

Cardstock—SU Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade; Kaiser Craft Spiro-graph Designer Paper

Ink—SU Island Indigo, Pool Party

Accessories—Limeade Enamel Brad; Indigo Mini Brads; Island Indigo Stitched Ruffled Ribbon; Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder


MiamiKel said...

Hee hee! My first attempt at a technique was stamped kissing but it was a no go .... and yours is a shining example of why! It's stunning! LOVE the soft 'cool' colors of your card and the cutie lil whale - this is just beautiful, Barb!

Blessings to you and I'm smiling because you are a sweet COF friend!
love you!

marsha said...

This is such a fun card the image is so, so cute! I'm going to have to try this technique out. Love the blues and that whale is so adorable!

Jackie said...

Very cute Barb! Love the layout...excellent job on the challenge Hun!!!

Liz Williams said...

Love this shade of blue and your whale is fabulous. Great technique work on this.

Melina said...

very cute Barb! Love the colors you used :)

April said...

Great colors! I might have to try made it sound easy, so I could do

I like the whale too....have ever seen it....

kadie said...

Adorable card, Barb! Love those colors and that fun stamp! Hugs, kadie

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Barb, I've never even heard of that technique, but I must say, it is a great one! Your whale is adorable all spotted! I love the monochromatic color scheme, too! Great job on our fist challenge of the new year!

maryrose said...

I love it, Barb! The blues and greens work so well on this whale of a card! Great job on the technique, too!

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Wow, yet another technique I have never heard of but love! This is so cute and fun and so well done! Thanks for playing along.

Carol W said...

FUN, FUN, FUN card. I love he color scheme. I love the technique you used as well...will have to check that out and try it myself...Great job on this challenge...♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

I have never tried that technique. It turned out so good! I just love the colors, textures and layout. So cute!

Also, I remember seeing a freebie on Create With TLC for a sentiment that was associated with a whale. You might want to check it out for your stash!

Zella said...

Great colors and love your choice of papers - very nice!

Darlene said...

Barb, this is a great technique! Thanks for pointing it out to me. Sounds like it's fun. I just love the image you have and your layout and colors are perfect for it! Great job on this one (as usual).