Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 4- Fly Away



Today is day four of the Blog Hop and has the added theme of "Fly Away."  I thought it was the perfect opportunity to show you the brand new Bird Line (G13030) image. I really like to work with solid images because they give you all kinds of technique opportunities. For my card today, I stamped the birds onto some patterned paper from the Basic Grey Plumeria line. I embossed them with clear embossing powder and then let them cool completely. I then added some Peacock Feathers and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks on top of the patterned paper so that it covered up a lot of the plaid. The embossed birds resisted the ink and allowed the plaid to show through. When I spritzed the paper with some Gold Shimmer Spritz (Colorbox), it added a metallic sheen to the paper. Here is a close-up of the metallic quality of the card:

 

In my final picture, I wanted to show you how much patterned paper changes when you add ink on top of it. You really can get a lot of looks out of one piece of paper depending on the inks you choose:

Remember, we are having a blog hop every day this week to feature the new Impression Obsession products.  Here is the information you need to know to win an IO gift certificate:
  • A Gift Certificate Drawing will be held every day and an extra one on Friday.
  • To be eligible to win each day leave a comment on the blog for each participating DT member. 
  • Posts are closed for each day at 10 p.m., EST, for that day's drawing.
  • The winners will be announced in the post for the next day.
  • To be eligible to win on the extra drawing Friday you must have commented on each DT blog participating on each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts closed at 10 p.m.. EST
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing on Friday.)
Here is a list of designers who are participating today (besides me):

Dina 
Jeanne 
Jenny 

If at any point during the week you get confused, just visit the Impression Obsession blog.  Shirley will help keep you on track and will answer any of your questions.  Good luck!
 

29 comments:

Jayne said...

I love the resist on this card. This bird line is such a fun stamp.

Craftyfield said...

Vey clever technique and idea, thanks for sharing I will try this !

NancyK said...

Love the look this technique gave your card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the great technique you used- and the colors of the inks you applied over the embossing. Love the shimmer too.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love all the shimmer! Great way to use this stamp.

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Your card really looks like fabrics which have been fused. The metallic detail is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration in using the CAC and bold images!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Great directions for this technique and I love that you showed how the paper changed so much. I think I need to give this a try. Beautiful. And isn't interesting how different the designers cards are using the same stamp?

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! This looks fantastic! Love that the birds are plaid, and great technique on the background. Such a neat card!

pam said...

like the technique.. amazing the difference

Stacy B said...

Your card is really terrific. I love the resist affect with the plaid background. Thanks for sharing.

jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous and so shiny! Beautiful way to do the emboss resist technique too.
Lynn

ParkNSlide said...

Interesting technique---goes on my must try list.

lisa808 said...

Love seeing the birds used in so many different ways.

Paula Huiras said...

I love that background and the way you did the birds.
PH

Sandy said...

There are so many techniques I need to learn. This is really nice.
Sandy

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Awesome creation, love the effect of the techniques you used. Thanks for the explanation, Shirley

marilyn said...

AMAZING! Definitely need to try this technique. Love your plaid birds.

Patti J said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing :) Great technique!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! That's gorgeous! Love the metallic look!

Gvendalen said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing the neat technique used to create your card...never thought of doing that so will have to give it a try! Very pretty card!

Dawn said...

Very cool, fabulous

creativearts said...

At first glance, I thought you had used plaid fabric for the birds. This is really a neat card with all of the distressing and glimmer.

Katie said...

Cool technique resulting in a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing how you made this. Great stamp as well! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

Marsha said...

A very different look & very well done!

Linda R. said...

Wow! Those birds look beautiful with your technique!

Cherri said...

Nice job Laura.

Nelda said...

I really like your card and the bird stamps! Great artwork! Nelda

Broni said...

LOVE this technique and the beautiful shimmery results, Laura!