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!!!

<3
Janis


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

15 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  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!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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.

    Hugs,
    Em AKA Creative Em
    House of Cards DT

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  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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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis