Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #3

Another Wednesday and you know what that means????? Another Challenge over at Stampin' Royalty. Well I had a tough time with this one. I wanted it to be fabulous, and having seen what the other Goddess' had come up with, I felt completely intimidated by the talent on our design team. So I tried a new technique in order to spice things up.
I decided to try the dry embossing technique that has a smooth space in the middle. You get this look from using an embossing folder of course, but then you replace one of the clear cutting pads with a photo matte from the dollar store. This one was for an oval photo. Please check out this tutorial on Patty Bennett's Blog here. I traced the mat and made a mask which I used to create the outside of the oval. I traced it onto post it notes to get the perfect oval shape - The inside oval was made with the wide oval punch and a few post it notes as well. Next I used more post it notes to cover parts of the remaining donut shape and then I used a sponge to fill in the areas. This technique is called retifit. I also used the smaller stamps from the new set Totally Tess. Each section has a different stamp featured. Once I was done, I pulled all the post it notes off and stamped the sentiment in the middle.
Below you will find my first attempt at this card. I stamped it all and then embossed it for texture, but I felt that the texture wasn't featured as well on this example, so I made the one above. Plus I'm not terribly thrilled about my watercolouring on ol' Tess there, so I took her out of the card above.

4 comments:

Heather Johnston said...

I love that card! Unfortunately I'm still confused about how you did it. Maybe I'll have to come over for a tutorial! :)

Sandra Farrell said...

Patty Bennet has a tutorial on her blog. I'll try and find the link.

Shanda Stirk said...

Wow Sandra - very pretty and an amazing technique. that must have taken you a long time to do. that is very neat with the oval in the middle.

Kerin said...

Hi Sandra! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog...you know what is so funny? While looking at the samples shown, I loved your card, and although I knew I needed to make a one layer card, it didn't even register that all of that was done on one layer!! VERY cool technique!!