Thursday, July 31, 2008

Whitewashed challenge card

I've been quite at a loss for crafting the last couple of weeks. I haven't done hardly any cardmaking, scrapbooking, sewing, nothing. I've really felt like my Muse left for Toledo. But I've finally started to get back into things and I have a card to share tonight.

I made this card for the monthly challenge at RangerInkLink at Yahoo groups. I love that group and have learned so much from the folks that participate in that email list.

The challenge for July involved using white Ranger products. Unfortunately I only had one of the several products which were listed. But one is enough, so I used the Perfect Pearl color of the Perfect Pearls product. (Confusing enough names?!?)

I stamped Perfect medium onto black cardstock using the Hero Arts Italian Poetry background stamp, then brushed the Perfect Pearls over the Perfect medium. That black cardstock was then torn and layered over a piece of ArtEmboss medium wt. Pewter metal, which was embossed with the Cuttlebug Script folder and inked with Ranger Alcohol ink. The corners of the metal sheet were embellished with corners die cut with Cuttlebug dies from ArtEmboss light weight black aluminum. Single musical notes were cut from the pewter metal sheet and distressed using Tim Holtz' texture hammer set. I printed out the quote from Shakespeare on the computer using Blackadder ITC font on white Georgia Pacific cardstock. Finally the card was assembled: grey cardstock base, black cardstock mat, script background, Perfect Pearl stamped torn black cardstock, printed white cardstock, embellished with corner die cuts & musical notes.

I made this card for my son's 3rd wedding anniversary; that's why there's 3 notes. Whether he and his wife will figure that out, I'm not sure.

Thanks for looking.


Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is gorgeous!!!

What a great technique too ... I should try it myself since I have the Perfect Pearls and Perfect Medium and have never used either. Ssssh, keep that on the down-low!

Love it; I'm sure your son and DIL will too!

Deb Neerman said...

Hi Margaret:

Would you please contact me via email so that we can discuss your request regarding this card.

Thanks a bunch!

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! I liked how you put it all together! Very inspirational card!!! Thank you for your tutorial!!!