Sunday, July 10, 2016

CYCI #128 - Sketch Challenge

This week's challenge at was a sketch challenge.  I created the card above for this challenge by trying out some new techniques.  The sketch itself is a pretty simple one, so I decided to add a little pizzazz by doing a decorative background.  I first stamped watercolor paper with the stamp of my choice using the versa mark watermark ink onto watercolor paper.  Then I embossed it with white embossing powder and painted over the entire piece with watercolors.  It created this neat resist effect.  I then cut and stamped the sentiment, added a couple embellishments and mounted it on black card stock, that was then attached to a white card base.  Here is an image of the inside of the card.

Stop on over to and check out all the wonderful and creative entries by the other design team members.  Then create your own unique card and play along!


5x7 white base card
purple, white and black card stock
watercolor paper
Versa Fine Watermark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Watercolor paints
Stamp of your choice ( I used Hot off the Press Simply Susan Stamp Set)
Just Rite Vintage Labels 4 Die (which I trimmed)
Purple ribbon
Purple gems
Black Versa Fine Ink

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  1. Love the design, the bright colors and talk about bow perfection! :) Eva

  2. Hi Jeanne, I love the way the design pops out with the resist technique!! Beautiful card. Char

    1. Thanks Char! First time I tried this technique.

  3. I love your card and your color choices. Great job!

  4. I just love your simple and gorgeous emboss resist background! lovely!


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