Apr 10 2009

Bloggers Challenge – 94 Technique

Today’s challenge was any Technique!  Well, Lisa, our List Mom, knows how much I like techniques.  I was on the Technique Junkies Newsletter Design Team for six years!  I also have been teaching Technique Classes each month for the past four years…that’s a LOT of techniques!  My trouble was narrowing down my options!

Actually, it wasn’t that hard.  I taught this technique, Reinker Splash, in my class this week.  With the extra samples I made to show them variations, I had plenty to make up this card.

I started with my reinkers…I used Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral and Mellow Moss.  The Glossy paper absorbs these quickly.  I used a panel of it for the background and matted it on Cameo Coral.  Then wrapped some of the new Striped Organza ribbon around it towards the bottom.  The base card is Pretty in Pink with a Mellow Moss layer over it.  I used some more of the Reinker Splash paper and cut out three Cherry Blossom Embossed Diecuts (Stampin’ Up carries these and they are FUN!) …then I sanded the embossed edges to give them some depth and popped them up at different levels with dimensionals.  Finally, I added some Cameo Coral centers and accents with my 1/4 circle punch.  There is hardly any actual stamping on this, except for the greeting from Garden Greetings that I stamped in Basic Black on Glossy White and punched with the Wide Oval punch.  I used my Leaf Sizzlet (also Stampin’ Up!) cut from Mellow Moss to place behind the Cherry Blossoms.

This was a fun technique…one from the Newsletter that I hadn’t done before!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.  I’m cooking for my family and my in-laws, so I’ll probably be busy over the weekend doing that.  I also have a HUGE deadline coming up by next Wednesday and hopefully can squeeze some time to work on that this weekend!

Set:  Garden Greetings
C/S:  Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss, Glossy White
Inks:  Basic Black, (Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss reinkers)
Other:  Wide Oval punch, Cherry Blossom Embossing sizzlet, Leaf Sizzlet, 1/4 circle punch 

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18 People have left comments on this post

Apr 10, 2009 - 08:04:32
Margaret R said:

Connie, this is beautiful! I haven’t tried that technique either but you’re making me want to! Gorgeous card!

Apr 10, 2009 - 09:04:36
Lisa said:

Pretty color combination – great layout!

Apr 10, 2009 - 12:04:32

First of all I love this color combo and the softness you achieved..I like the embellishing with the leaves.
connie paxman

Apr 10, 2009 - 02:04:46

I love this technique. You panel and flowers are wonderful…

Apr 10, 2009 - 03:04:43
Ida said:

Very sweet card. The colors are just lovely and go so well with the background you created.

Apr 10, 2009 - 04:04:03
Lisa B. said:

This is so pretty! Love the color combo and the layout is awesome! Happy Easter!

Apr 10, 2009 - 06:04:44

How pretty Connie! What a great technique! Love that you’ve Cameo Coral here! It’s one color that I just don’t use enough! Happy Easter! 😀

Apr 10, 2009 - 07:04:49
Ret said:

hi connie,
i love love love this!!! Your coloring is just beautiful!
I love everything about it! It’s soooo pretty!!!!

Apr 10, 2009 - 07:04:43
Marcia P said:

Oh, this is so pretty, the technique has finished this card off so nicely.

🙂 Marcia P

Apr 10, 2009 - 08:04:55

Very pretty! I really like the technique with the embossed/cut out flowers!

Apr 10, 2009 - 08:04:30
BarbaraD said:

Lovely! I always have trouble combining colors when using re-inkers….but, you’ve done a fabulous job! GREAT card!

Apr 10, 2009 - 10:04:53
Rachel Hope said:

Very pretty!

Apr 11, 2009 - 12:04:06

Pretty card! I’ve never tried this technique, but you’ve inspired me!

Apr 11, 2009 - 04:04:58
kristen said:

GORGEOUS! fabulous job with the challenge. Love your card!

Apr 11, 2009 - 08:04:54
Patti Chesky said:

The layout works perfectly for this card. The leaves and brads add the perfect finishing touches to a beautiful card!

Apr 11, 2009 - 11:04:14

Beautiful work. Yes, I remember seeing so much of your art. I have been a TJ reader for the past 8+ years. I still love it. Thanks for the inspiration and for also being part of our latenightstampers group and doing the blog tour with us. You Rock! Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

Apr 14, 2009 - 08:04:16

I just love this techique and what you did for the challenge. Super layout. Great job.

Apr 15, 2009 - 09:04:08

what a fun card. Love this technique, don’t hardly ever use it though. Thanks for the inspiration. By the way I got a fabulous card from you in the mail too. I love it. Perfect colors and I was thrilled because I don’t own that set so it is a plus! Thanks so much.