Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rogue Flower with Distress Stains

Happy Sunday! I am cyber-stamping with my friend Chrissy this afternoon, and I decided to just have fun. Recently I won a free stamp set from Rogue Redhead Designs for playing in their first blog challenge, so I wanted to play with those stamps. I checked out their current challenge and got busy.

The new Rogue challenge is to use wet and dry embossing on your project. I wanted to play with my Distress Stains, so I used the Distress Stain Resist technique from Technique Junkies for the "wet embossing" part of the challenge. But I was a little stumped as to how to put it on a card, so I went looking for a sketch that might fit the stamps I was using. I found this sketch challenge on the Sweet Stop Sketches blog. This was perfect - main image, sentiment, and a place to put my dry embossed paper as well. I used the Sanded Co'redinations technique on some sand colored paper from the Linen Closet collection (DCWV).

Everything just came together so perfectly today - the stamps, the Rogue challenge, the sketch challenge, the colors, everything. This is a "happy mojo" day! LOL I hope you play along with both of these challenges. Just have some wet and dry embossing on your card and upload it to the Rogue challenge linky, and you could win a free stamp set! There's only a week left to play in the Rogue challenge, so start embossing. :-)

Stamps: Floriculture from Rogue Redhead Designs
Ink: Versamark, Vintage Photo
CS: brown, vanilla, watercolor paper, Linen Closet dp (DCWV)
Other: clear ep, embossing folder, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), pearls, vanilla tafetta ribbon, Distress Stains (Walnut Stain, Straw, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass)
TJ Techniques: Distress Stain Resist (Stampbooking CD) & Sanded Co'redinations
Sketch: SSS123 - Sweet Stop Sketches


Cathymac said...

Beautiful card, Holly! Love all the texture and the distress ink resist technique you used! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Shar said...

Absolutely stunning! Perfect for the challenge! Thanks for playing again!

JeanFB said...

Have to agree with Shar.... this card is stunning, Holly!! Beautiful colors, and a wonderful use of the two embossing techniques. Have a great Monday! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Holly. The colors are perfect and I love both embossing. What a great technique! Glad the sketch worked for your card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

Joan Ervin said...

Thud!!!!! This is jaw droppin gorgeous, missy...WOW!!!!! Beautiful colors, stamps, details, it all!!!