Saturday, April 28, 2012

emboss resist

You know I'm not really a card maker, right?  But I had some time to play today, and wanted to join in the emboss resist technique challenge by Blockheads, so . . .
What do you think?  The background paper is vintage ledger paper, and I had a really hard time not coloring all over it--you may have noticed I tend to use a lot of crayon.  Honestly, this looks a little plain to me.  But I do like how the emboss resist butterfly (Nature Medallions) came out, it's stamped on sheet music.  Since this card really is going in the mail, the embellishments are flat . . .

The sentiment is from the Years Ago set, stamped in my new favorite black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, and the doily is spritzed with Lilac Walnut Ink and rubbed with a little Peeled Paint.

How about a few challenges, PLUS the Blockheads Emboss Resist Challenge--you have the chance at $25 worth of new stamps, how fun is that?

Craft-room Challenge--Ink It Up
Crafty Mess Challenge--distressing or embossing
Clearly Inspired--spring
Crafts4Eternity--spring 
Paper Crafting Journey--vintage inspired
Play Date Cafe--color challenge
Fashionable Stamping--embossing

26 comments:

Ali Manning said...

Great card and such a cool technique!

Leslie Turner said...

You say you're not a cardmaker??? This is a stunner, as are all of your projects! Great job with the Emboss Resist Challenge!
Hugs,
Leslie

Terry said...

Gorgeous card and design! Love that butterfly! Love playing with resist techniques!

Lynn Stevens said...

The butterfly came out so pretty, What do you mean your not a card maker, could a fooled me!
hugs Lynn

Shirley-anne said...

Stunning background for that beautiful butterfly piece .Thanks for sharing on Craftymess Challenge Blog .

Brenda Brown said...

Love that lacy background and the butterfly looks really good on it.
hugs {brenda] xox

Colleen Dietrich said...

Trisha, even though you say you are not a card maker, I am soooo happy you played along with my emboss resist challenge! Thank you so much! The butterfly looks great emerging from that green musical background.

Colleen Dietrich said...

PS - thanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe, Trisha!!

Sandie said...

Great card...love the butterfly, its gorgeous.

Sandie @ Craftymess Challenge Blog.

Donna Ellis said...

Love the colors used in your resist card. Looks so pretty with the different layers and textures!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Hiya! I love ledger paper (its the accountant in me LOL) makes a terrific background here and I love this quirky card. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge and thanks for the reminder of how fun resist is. good luck XOXO Zoe

Debi said...

Hey Trisha this is a great card, I love emboss resist, one of my fav techniques, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great technique and fabulous card. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

So different Trish ...love the ledger paper. Thank you for entering the Craft Room challenge this fortnight. Suzanne :)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
Trisha this is gorgeous. I say you struck the right chord.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love that technique too! I hope I can give it a try. I won a free stamp from Block Heads too, how cool is that!

Scattychick said...

Fab card thank you for playing along with the Craftymess challenge

trisha too said...

Very cool, Diane! Congratulations!

:)

Ruby said...

I think youre card is lovely. I love how you've done that butterfly, the effect and colour are just great! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is such a fun technique! I'm hoping to be able to play along, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks great! Cool technique... always love that look!

pinky said...

Stunning project. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.
Pinky

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

I love it!! The arrangement and layout is just right ;0)

Yvonne Garner said...

Love your techniques, and I think you are a cardmaker! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Best wishes, Yvonne

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining the http://craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.com distressed and embossed challenge.
What a great entry. Love the techniques you have used.
Well done
Lisa xxxx