Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SIP #42 Color Challenge!

Wow!  Can you believe Stamp, Ink, Paper has alredy had 42 challenges now??  It seems like the time has flown by!  This week is probably my favorite color challenge we've had!  

I absolutely LOVE the color combination of Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy!  This week's card is a very special birthday card for my sweet friend Nikki who has a birthday on the 10th!  

This is the Joseph Coat Technique that is a emboss resist on top of sponged color.  My friend and co-design team member Ginger Pelfrey showed me this technique a few months ago.  The only change I made for this one was that the final coat of Night of Navy was sponged instead of using a brayer.  This is only because for the life of me, I could not find my brayer!  lol

 For the emboss resist panel I started with a 3 1/4" x 5" piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.  I began sponging Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay Ink randomly. 

After my sponging was completed, I stamped the feather stamp with Versamark from the "Lovely Amazing You" stamp set in different directions onto the sponged cardstock.  I then sprinkled clear embossing powder over the feathers.  

I embossed the feathers until they were completely shiny.  Next I clear embossed some of the splatters from the "Awesomly Artistic" stamp set.  Once those were also shiny and completely embossed and then cooled down, I began sponging the Night of Navy Ink over the entire piece.

Once I had the Navy over it all, I  used a paper towel to remove the traces of Night of Navy that were over the embossed feathers and splatters.  

I layered the panel onto Soft Sky Cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment "good wishes your way" in Night of Navy ink onto a Bermuda Bay stitched circle.  The good wishes your way sentiment is also from the Lovely Amazing You stamp set.  I added a Night of Navy and Soft Sky Banner with "Happy Birthday" from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.  I also added a Brights Collection button in Bermuda Bay threaded with some linen thread and tied in a bow.  Last but not least I added some Doodle Bug Sequins.

For the inside I stamped a Soft Sky piece of cardstock tone-on-tone with the same splatters and then added a Bermuda Bay Feather.  I adhered it to Bermuda Bay cardstock to bring all of those fabulous colors together!  Did I mention I love these colors?? lol

Here are the Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Lovely Amazing You stamp Set
Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set
Balloon Celebration Stamp Set
Night of Navy Cardstock
Bermuda Bay Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Soft Sky Ink
Bermuda Bay Ink
Night of Navy Ink
Triple Banner Punch
Bright Collection Buttons
Linen Thread
Stampin' Sponges

Non-Stampin' Up! Products:

MFT Dienamics Stitched Circles
Doodlebug Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


  1. Tina, this may be my favorite card of yours - ever! Lucky Nikki! Awesome technique and I'm glad you shared how to do it! I would've guessed you used bleach but now I know :) simply stunning!

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    1. Thanks so much Tenia! :) It is definitely not as rockin' as your card but I like how it turned out! :)

  3. Tina I absolutely love this gorgeous card!! You rocked that technique! I love love it with the feathers. Beautiful card my friend

    1. awww.. thanks Ginger! :) I appreciate you showing the technique to me. It's one of my favorites!