Thursday, 23 April 2009

Oh So Bright

Evening all....

Hope you have your sunnies on for this one...A bit bright it is!

Ok, this is a card made up with one of my Reverse Joseph Coat's pieces from the other day. I used the Nostalgic Kaleidacolour for the brilliant colouring. I only attached a small greeting...on purpose, so I could see as much of the background as possible.

I regret playing with that particular Nesties set with it though, as the border is bigger than what I am normally comfortable with. I wish they would make an interim set with this shape so you could have the "skinny" border happening! Once I had cut the pretty piece I was more or less obligated to cut the layer too... (I think I am not at all happy with the outcome and I think it is the use of the Nesties which has me
offside with the results.)

Read on if you are interested in the tech...

****Firstly, I brayer my colour on to white gloss card.
***Then I stamp my image with Versamark which I clear emboss....(Pretty important to remember to anti static the piece here before stamping!!!)
**After that, I run the black Adirondack pad over the top.
*I use paper towelling to wipe off the excess and to buff.
And there you have it!

Materials
Stamps: Lucys Scribble, Hero Arts Wording
Cardstock: Bazzill, White Gloss Card
Inks: Kaleidacolour Nostalgia, Adirondack Pitch Black, Versamark
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Brayer, Buckle, SU Window Punch, Orange Grosgrain

19 comments:

MollyD said...

You are so much more motivated than I am ... I almost never try new techniques and you have a new one each day - I may do more but I am not nearly as creative as ou are!!!

Jaspere said...

Now that is a great technique and wow are those vibrant colors.

Michelle said...

I think I am following what you are saying about the border....I don't have a problem with it, but I understand. It'd be neat if that could be the card....and you had no black that it was one, KWIM? That might help the border thing. But since you're stuck with the Nestie, you're stuck. That's a Nestie that I don't use enough...will have to get it out ;) I simply LOVE the colors on this - always love your use of color...nice and bright...reminds me of Carlos Santana - Mexican guitarist....

Rebecca said...

These colors are very bright! You make it look fabulous, though. I am with you on some of these nesties shapes, I wish they'd come out with the in between sizes for borders. All I have is Labels One, but that's how I feel about it! Oh, and I love the buckle at the bottom, too!

Anita Hovey said...

Great use of the technique Shel :) I agree on the border...I wish they had another set with that one too.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Wow this is beautiful. I love the technique you used. Such a pretty look. Thanks for the directions. I love this. I think I did one a long time ago but it wasn't as vibrant.

Tina said...

Your card is awsome! I like the thicker orange border. Great technique.

Spyder said...

Love this, so bright, Great technique

((Lyn)

Cathleen said...

Oh Wow! This is awesome, fantastic colors! Oh don't worry they will come out with a new size so we can all spend our money!

Cheryl Walker said...

Love the bright colors on this!!! You did a great job hun :)

Have a nice night!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

chelemom said...

Such a fantastic card!!! love the bright colors!

Jennie said...

Love this technique! It is really pretty..I see what you mean about the border but it looks really nice just the way it is. The ribbon ties it together with the border well.

Sometimes when I have a big border, I just stamp it a bit with something like a crackle background. I wonder what it would look like if it were stamped with black ink with maybe a swirly sort of pattern....Hhhmm, probably best left alone. Your card looks great! :o))))

Carmen said...

WOW just simply wonderful!!

stampin abi said...

great colours!

Melissa said...

OH so cool!! I never tried this technique.

Great job.

Joanne Travis said...

What a beautiful technique! Love the colors.

Elizabeth said...

This is a great card! Love the bright bold colors and the ribbon clasp!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

i was curious what you meant by reverse joseph's coat. thanks for explaining the technique - might have to play with that sometime!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great card!!