Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Anne Shirley - Tomorrow


Hello Friends

I hope you are all having a good week. I wanted to make something for this month's Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge. This month you have to use the embossing resist technique. If you know me you know I LOVE to emboss. So much so that I had to go and get a new heat tool this week. My old one was dying!! 

Anyway on to my card. I absolutely LOVE Anne of Green Gables. I still have the DVDs and all the books I was gifted many years ago. I have yet to make my trip to Prince Edward Island but it is on my list to do so. I picked up this book at the dollar store month's ago. I wanted to use it more for quotes for my cards. But then I got the idea to rip out a page and actually stamp on it.



I first stuck the page to a piece of card then very lightly went over it with gesso. I then stamped my images and heat embossed them with white and silver embossing powder.  I would usually wipe the excess embossing powder away with a small brush. But I wanted that messy kind of sea spray look you get when you little bits behind. I heat set it and left it to cool.  Next I took 3 different distress inks and wiped them on to my craft mat.


I added a little water and then just worked the ink on to my card. I built up the colour until I had the look I wanted. Then wiped off the ink from the embossed areas to leave clean images.


Once it was dry I added some tiny butterflies. I then typed up the quote from Anne herself and printed it out. I wanted it on white paper and not the the yellow book paper or I would have used it from the book. I cut it out and glued it on the card then mounted it to a white card base. I really like the way it turned out. Thanks so much for visiting.

Mandi xox

Stamps - Unity Stamp Company - Insightful Meadows, Angie Girl Dream With Your heart & Imagine It
Ink - VersaMark, Ranger Distress Ink, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers & Broken China.
Other - Wow Embossing Powder White & Silver, Tiny Gem Stones, Martha Stewart Punched Butterflies.

Challenges
Mixed Media - Touch of Nature
Friends With Flair
Crafters Cafe

30 comments:

  1. fabulous take on the challenge and such a beautiful card! thanks for playing along with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog!

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  2. Beautiful! I love this technique, too, so I'm glad I found out about this challenge.

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  3. Wonderful use of the technique in the challenge! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  4. Gorgeous color and fabulous techniques, Mandi. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

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  5. Stunning...,Love the way you created this. Must try this!

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  6. This is just SO beautiful!! Love the white on blue!
    xxx
    RIette

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  7. Your card is lovely I really like it!

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  8. Yes, it is nice that the day begins with no mistakes. Lovely card. You make it look so easy to create something so pretty.

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  9. Very pretty--I like that you used silver and white embossing powders and the book page.

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  10. I love that quote. My daughter and I read this book together recently. Loved it. Your card is beautiful.

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  11. Wow, beautiful, and you've used my favorite distress ink colors!

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial! This is beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful! I, too, am a fan of Ann of Green Gables. Love that you used a page from the book.

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  14. Another stunner. You have your own style and I love it.

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  15. Beautiful layering with the stamps Mandi :)

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  16. Very nice! Such cool, serene blues.

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  17. That's a beautiful Card, lovely colours, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challlenge. Elizabeth x

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  18. So much fun to make bgs using the technique you've shared. D sentiment too is lovely. I wish v could live everyday so we don't have regrets. Thank you for playing along with Mixed Media Card Challenge.

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  19. This is so beautiful and the technique perfect

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  20. Stunning project! Love the design! Thank you for joining to Craft Stamper challenge!

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  21. Beautiful card! I love the white silhouette flowers on the blue.

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  22. This is fab ..... great job with the embossing and I love how you've used a book page, really effective. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

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  23. Gorgeous card! I love that background. Thanks so much for playing along with Craft Stamper Take It Make It, and The Mixed Media Card Challenge.

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  24. Stunning Mandi, love your Art!
    So happy you joined us over at the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge :-)

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  25. Love it Mandi! Glad I'm not the only one who types up words from books just to get a white background!! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge this month! xxx

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  26. Fabulous card, inspiring quotation making a lovely sentiment.
    Elaine

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