Monday, September 21, 2009

Happiness Is A Journey!


Hi everyone!

I have one more card to share with you all today, which is for this week’s Pink Elephant challenge. This week the challenge is a sketch challenge, now you know these are my favorite type of challenges hehe!

Today is also my DH’s birthday, so I decided as I needed to make him a birthday card that I should use this sketch for his card …. I didn’t need to make yet another card ... I don’t need more cards I have plenty hehe!

Anyway I finally got to use this Happiness is a Journey set …. I purchased this ages ago when it was first released but it has taken me until now to actually get it out and use it …. oops. Well he only has one birthday a year ya know LOL!

Anyway a while back I remembered seeing a card Lisa Somerville created using this set and a technique called Newsprint Faux Batik, I really liked the effect so I decided to try the technique myself.

For those who haven’t seen this technique before this is what you need to do.

1. Stamp your bold image onto some newsprint( I created my own using my word program, but you could use old books, newspaper etc) using versamark ink.

2. Cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.

3. Cover the whole area with black ink, I used black brilliance for mine.

4. Place stamped image between a sheet of folded photocopy paper. Iron over top of photocopy paper until embossing has melted and it is easy to remove the photo copy paper from the image. Trim and use image.

This was a fun technique and great to use with bold images. The only thing I would do next time is add some old paper ink over the top of my white newsprint that I created. I actually added this after ironing to tone down the white. If you were using old books or newspaper of course you wouldn’t need to do this.

PE-happiness-journeyin-wm Here is the inside of my card. I used the Martha Stewart train border punch to create the train border.

Wow I just realised, both cards I shared today I didn’t use copics on either of them ….. I always use copics LOL!

RobinWillis#8 Here is the sketch …. can’t wait to see what you do with it.

Don’t forget to head over to the Pink Elephant Challenge blog if you want to play along. You can also see what the other design team members created this week.


Stamps: Happiness Is A Journey – SU; Happy Birthday - PTI

Paper: White; Blue; Crabapple Dark – Prism; DP – Unknown

Other: Black Ink; Versamark Ink; Clear EP; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon;  Foam Tape.




Robin said...

great card Frances!! I am so going to try that technique. It looks GREAT!

Cindy Haffner said...

Cool idea Frances and Happy Birthday to your Hubby!!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous masculine card Frances!! Happy Birthday to Hubby!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great job with this technique and the challenge sketch!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Fabulous technique with fabulous results Hoots!! Love this train card!!

Trudi said...

Hope your hubby had a great b-day Frances. That's a great card and a great tutorial, I might have to give that a try sometime. And I think I might have to get that little train punch with my new baby great nephew I see lots of potential for it :)