Thursday, January 14, 2016

Get Well Soon - MFP Technique Challenge

Let me count the places..........  (ugh!)

Hi, Friends......

I am here with my second card for the Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox and Friends technique challenge - Acrylic Block Stamping.  If you missed my first entry, you can see it here.  

On this card, I stamped with my 7/8" x 2-1/2" acrylic block, inked with two different colors of Distress Ink:  Shabby Shutters and Spun Sugar.  Then I got adventuresome and heavily misted the stamped cardstock.  After the water soaked in, I (not-so-)dry embossed using my brand new Sizzix Textured Impressions - Roses folder.  The water diluted out the pink ink, but some of the green blocks are still visible in the card below.  I used some of the same colors to sponge on the rose embossing.

While the paper was still damp, I stamped the flower in the center using Mark's Finest Papers - Lily of the Valley stamp set and more Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.  I love the soft, dreamy, watercolor effects.

After the paper was dry, I rounded the corners and adhered it to my card base and stamped the sentiment from my Mark's Finest Papers - Above the Rest stamp set in Versafine Smokey Gray ink.  A bit of pink lacy thrift store ribbon finished it all off. 

Since this was a technique challenge, I felt free to do some experimenting around.  In hindsight, there are things I would have done differently with this particular card, but, all in all, I am satisfied.  My projects always are intended to help you explore different techniques and ideas right along with me.  My blog is more of a workshop than a showcase!  

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are getting ready to have a wonderful weekend!


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. Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday Linky Party
4. DL.ART January Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5 Craft Stamper TIMI January Challenge - Take a Stamp
6. House of Cards January Challenge - Embossing or Color Challenge
7. One Crazy Stamper January Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Oooooh - very cool and such a pretty result :-) I am tempted to have a play at this myself xxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Oh girlfriend another great acrylic block card! You are on a roll!! Thanks for joining us at he House of Cards this month!

  3. This is SO soft and pretty! I LOVE the colors you chose and the wonderful mix of embossing! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Nice embossing and the colors are so pretty, hahaha about the picture at the top. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

    Leanne DT
    One Crazy Stamper

  5. Very pretty card; love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  6. very romantic, soft and beautiful. lovin your design!! :) Thanks, for playing along in this months challenge over at One Crazy Stamper! Smiles from Nat DT member :)

  7. Beautiful soft and delicate design. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at House of Cards and I hope we see you again for our new challenge Karen P DT HOC


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