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Monday, February 17, 2014

It's Midway for Unstampabelles

Challenge #32 - Dare to Get Dirty is on at Unstampabelles and running to the end of the month. 

This challenge asks that you DO NOT use stamps of any kind, but create a paper based project where you have dared to get a bit dirty! Not smutty! We mean inky or dirty fingers! The twist on this challenge this month is to document your dirty journey in your posting! so, get the camera out and take somephoto's while you are making your project - try to keep the ink/paint/paste/spray/stain away from the operating buttons on the camera of course!

My go this time was wet and dry embossing. I tried to swipe ink across the inside of my embossing folder to enhance the texture I could create. Firstly I added some Versamark ink to my Chevron Folder from Stampin'Up and placed a piece of SU Gumball Green card into the folder carefully; I embossed this and then I sprinkled it with Gumball Green EP (SU)  and  heat embossed the card. I used my roller to put the ink inside the folder and carefully flicked off excess powder with a paintbrush.

 Next was a piece of SU Midnight Muse card and another SU folder Pretty Print. I had an idea that I would roll a lighter blue ink onto the folder and that this would be on the card when I embossed and then removed it from the folder - nope, didn't work.

Ink on the folder OK (can you see my dirty sheet underneath - yes, I do dare to get dirty often!)

So, next step was to take the SU White ink and the roller, and after inking up the roller I carefully rolled it over the top of the raised embossing.  It did smudge in once or two spots but not so it was unusable. It was intriguing to see the the print pattern onthe roller afterwards though -if Ihad thought fast tnough I shouldhave rolled this off onto some dark scrap!

I only wanted a bit of this card so after cutting out the mount, I smudged some more white ink around the edges of the piece. Iused an image from a packet I have had of memorabilia (mostly from USA) I purchased some years ago. 

Some freebie background paper from a magazine (I have so much purchased paper but just cannot throw this freebie stuff away when it comes with a magazine); a die from MFT Dienamics and three pearl pieces of bling completed the card for a male. Could be for any situation - I haven't done the inset yet - will wait to see who gets it first or if it goes into the sale or charity pile! 

So, wander over to see us at Unstampabelles and see what the team have put together, gather a few ideas and then have a go - you have a few weeks to make and photograph your creation! See you soon. 

I will enter this in the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday: #27 Masculine Card
Scribble and Scrap: Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty: Man Up
The Crafting Cafe: Embossing

Crafty Bloggers Network: All About Boys


Anonymous said...

Fab card. Great embossing. TFS.

Granmargaret said...

Great card Susan

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous card Susan and a great tutorial, hun, thank you for sharing with us at Scribble and Scrap, best of luck xxx

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining our Challenge at The Crafting Café this month.

Hugs Erin DT x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card. Love the image and colours

Thanks for joining this months challenge at A little Bit Crafty.
Lorraine x

Sylv said...

Fabulous heat embossed background and image, thank you for joining us for this month's challenge over at The Crafty Bloggers Network.

Sylv xx