Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Green Grow the Rushes

Wow, this was a hard card to make.  I wanted to try the Joseph's Coat technique because it can look very cool.  I've seen it with gorgeous snowflakes.  But I admit, I was being too impatient.  The first time, I did some beautiful pink and reds and tried to use my Love Potion by Stamping Bella but the image cracked when I was heat setting it.  The details were getting lost so I decided to try again with this grass image by Stampin' Up.  I managed to crack this one too but managed to save a panel.  I was having trouble matching papers since I had used my Distress Inks right to the glossy paper rather than my matchy, matchy SU inks, so I only had some small, very old scraps of green that matched.  I really had to fiddle to find a layout that looked pulled together.

The dry embossing is done with a panel that was really intended to be for a top folded card so I cut it to make it go vertical.  That meant I neded another piece to hide the fact that the embossing doesn't go all the way to the bottom.  Grrr.  Thankfully I found this really old Father's Day sentiment to tie it all together.  All in all, this was much more challenging than I thought it was going to be.

I don't really love this card but the effect is very interesting.

Challenges this Card Meets:
Craft Room Challenges - Use Your Scraps
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Speedy Fox and Friends - Jacob's Coat  (I thought it was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Coat?)
Use it Tuesday - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Dad
Crazy for Challenges - No Designer Paper
Moving Along with the Times - Embossing (I have both types.)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Into the Woods (Mine is the meadow in the woods)
Victorine Originals - Father's Day


  1. It may have been hard to execute but it sure does look effective...thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room challenge "use your scraps". Suzanne x

  2. Wow this is really creative and STUNNING!
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT for Red's Embossing Challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  3. Very pretty card - and I really like the grasses you used. Your BG looks awesome. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  4. Great job. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  5. Wow--this is beautiful Christine!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  6. Beautiful work!!! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

  7. Great job on the color blocking here! Thanks for linking up with us at Use It Tuesday.

  8. Cool technique and card! I love that you used up some of your scraps! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

    Stacey’s Creative Corner

  9. love the colours and how you've used your scraps, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  10. This is awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck and I hope to see you back Wednesday for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

  11. Brilliant card well done
    Thank you for entering our challenge on Cards For Men.
    Kate xx

  12. Hi, fabulous and great card,
    thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;))m

  13. A wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.