Friday, January 15, 2016

Pain in the Neck - Get Well Soon!

Hi, Friends......

I am here with my third (and, I think, final) entry for the Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox and Friends technique challenge - Acrylic Block Stamping. If you missed my first and second entries, you can see them here and here.  I got super-inspired and made four backgrounds with this fun technique, but I think I will save my fourth one for later.

On this card, I used a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" acrylic block....but when I inked it up initially, I only made a roundish smoosh in the middle of it with the ink...and then stamped with it on white cardstock using Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Scattered Straw.  Then I turned the block on its side and inked the narrow edge and stamped with it using Vintage Photo.  Then I decided I didn't like the white background, so I sponged an ombre look using Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, and Barn Door.  Now, this I liked!

I stamped the giraffe image from Mark's Finest Papers - Above the Rest stamp set with Versafine Vintage Sepia on a scrap of vellum and heat embossed with clear powder.  This piece was my second attempt.....since I messed my first one up!  Arrrgh...  The first vellum scrap had some irregular cuts in it which I cut around for an interesting curvy edge.  I liked that effect so well that I cut this perfectly straight-edged second vellum scrap with a curvy edge, too!  lol...

The sentiment is from the same MFP set and I stamped and heat embossed it the same way as the giraffe on a scrap of cardstock.  I added the burlap paper scrap and the bit of jute for some safari texture.

Simple stamped sentiment inside of card.
This turned out to be a really fun card to make with the ombre sponging.  I don't do that nearly often enough.  

Hope you enjoyed my three cards for the MFP Acrylic Block Stamping challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox and Friends technique challenge - Acrylic Block Stamping
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #217 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
3. DL.ART January Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Craft Stamper TIMI January Challenge - Take a Stamp
5. House of Cards January Challenge - Embossing or Color Challenge
6. One Crazy Stamper January Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #39 - You Crack Me Up :)
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Ombre


  1. Way coooool :-) This is fabulous :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. LOL! I LOVE this fun image/sentiment combo! The deep colors are wonderful, too! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Another great technique with the acrylic block. Fun card. Hugz

  4. Beautiful card! Such a pretty background!! Lovely colors!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. What an awesome background technique. Perfect for that image!

  6. Great masculine card; thank you again for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  7. The background is really nice! Perfect evening sky.

  8. The background is really nice! Perfect evening sky.

  9. Hi again Janis! I really like the colors you used on this one and the sentiment with this stamp is of course just awesome. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  10. Colors are lovely and the texture is unbelievable .......Lis

  11. Very sentimental!!! Beautiful colors....thanks for sharing with us in House of Cards... enjoy! Paula, DT.

  12. Gorgeous card, Janis. I love the colors you've used and all the texture you've created. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month. I hope you'll join us again soon.

    Em AKA Creative Em
    House of Cards DT

  13. Your sponging is great, Janis! The color combo fit perfectly with the image and you created a true savannah atmosphere!
    Thank you so much for joing us at House of Cards.
    Rosi x


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