Good Afternoon Everyone - I am hooked to the Less in More challenge blog. I have gone back and read some of their challenges and plan to play this week and hopefully more in the future. This week they offered a sketch and I hope that I kept it in the CAS category. I have also decided to enter my into the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. Their challenge is to emboss. Just know I will usually never enter a card into more than two challenges at once - where's the fun in making one card for 10+ challenges??
Today I wanted to make a thank you card for a friend. She invited me to her home for dinner (which was fabulous) and a movie. My friend, Maritza speaks Spanish, I only know enough to make a fool of myself. She would forget that I don't speak Spanish and she'd go on with this long sentence and I'd look at her with a blank look. She'd laugh and realize that she wasn't speaking in English. I was thrilled to see that one of my new stamping sets had Thank You in Spanish!! I just had to use it.
I have been wanting to try this technique that I saw on Jeanette Lynton's blog (owner of Close to My Heart). When I arrived at Maritza's home it reminded me of the home I grew up in. There was a rod iron railing with the paint chipping off and rust coming through and I wanted to capture that look. This technique I think does this. I stamped the image then I used my Versamark pad and a dauber to put spots onto stamp and then I restamped the image, covered it with white embossing powder. I do like the effect if gave. I haven't embossed in years, so I am a bit "rusty" at it. I like how it came out.
Stamps: Close to My Heart (Friendship and Thank You)
Ink: Close to My Heart (barn red); Ranger Embossing Powder (seafoam white)
Paper: Bazzill (avalanche); Close to My Heart (barn red); Canvass Corp (chocolate & ivory French Script)
Accessories: Stampin' Up (dimensionals)