My apologies up front for so many cards in one post - all of these are based on techniques from the Online Card Class Clean & Simple 3: One Layer Cards and some have incorporated the sketch or color palettes from other challenges.
This first card uses dies to emboss the square on the card base and make a stencil from acetate. The stenciled image was inked after the modeling paste dried.
The embossed square made it easy to create the glitter frame using 1/8" adhesive tape and loose glitter. This card is being entered in the Fusion #6 challenge, Moxie Fab Word Styling With Stencils challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wedesday challenge Glitter It.
My next card use a few techniques I still feel very challenged to get right - coloring with Copics and using spray mists.
My favorite element is the Viva Pearl Modeling Cream that is used to stencil the stars. I moved the stencil around the panel, learning the hard way I needed to patiently wait for one set of stars to dry before adding another.
Don't you love the shimmer of the pearly finish? This card is also being entered in the Moxie Fab World: Styling with Stencils challenge.
I immediately thought of using the Color Throwdown #284 colors when I saw this geometric inking and embossing technique.
Dusty Concord, Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks were as close to the CTD colors as I could get. I will definitely look for something to give me narrower masked lines between the shapes next time - 3/8" washi tape was the thinnest I had on hand.
Are you still with me? This is another masking technique and comes close enough to the CAS(E) This Sketch!#69 that I will enter it in the challenge.
The flower images are from the same AE Oh Happy Day stamp set as the sentiment - this is probably the first time they have seen ink.
Finally, here are a few cards that I'm posting just to link to the Online Card Class gallery. I mentioned in the Forum I was having trouble getting an even impression along the sides of the card when trying the selective embossing technique. As you can see, there is barely an impression on the right side of the sentiment panel.
This is the same technique, but came out with a more even impression. The inked card front is a bit of an experiment - not sure if I like it or not.
For my last card, I played with one of the color techniques - fast, clean and simple as long as the die cuts are straight :(
Most of these cards will be filed in a "technique box" and act as references when I'm looking for inspiration in the future.
Thanks for stopping by,