Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Out of the Jar, and we'd like you to use something that came out of a jar (embossing powder, gold flakes, flower soft, glitter, perfect pearls, etc. -- OR -- use a jar image -- OR -- make something using a jar (decorate a jar)! So many options.
I chose to use some ancient embossing powder: Stampendous Aged Aqua Embossing Enamel. I bought it because I saw someone use it and it was so pretty. Here's the card I made, then I'll explain:
As is my way, I backed into this card. I started with a stamp from the Reverse Confetti So Stripey set and I stamped it in Versamark several times along the edge of a piece of white card stock. Each time I stamped it, I added the embossing powder so I could see the previous lines. Once I had them all stamped, I embossed them.
Then things got a little crazy. I'd been playing with some foil paper over the weekend, and largely failing, so I re-watched Jennifer McGuire's video on foiling and realized my mistake (I didn't burnish enough), so I needed to include foiling here. Why, I have no idea.
I used two different methods of applying the foil: Sookwang/Be Creative tape and Stick It sheets. Both worked equally well. The tape is the horizontal stripe across the embossed stripes, and the Stick It sheet was used for the back oval die-cut.
Here's a close-up of the embossed stripes:
I like this powder because it gives such a random color on the embossed area. So cool.
The cat is totally a stash item. I got it in a sale bin at Recollections, back when Michael's still had separate Recollections stores. *moment of silence* I stamped it with black ink and colored the eyes and nose with Sharpies. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Feline Friends, and it was chosen for its size. I told you I back into these things.
I followed the sketch from The Friday Mash-up!:
I didn't like the small panel by itself on a white card base, and I couldn't figure out what color to use, so instead I embossed another white panel with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. It helped to cut the white.
The other part of the Friday Mash-up challenge was Flight. There were a couple of spots on the foiled oval that were not so pretty, so I die-cut some black butterflies and strategically placed them to hide the icky spots.
So much for my jar project. I think you should play along! For some ideas, why not stop by Shopping Our Stash to check out what the other gals have made?
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: SU Basic Black card stock, Sharpies, Cat by Rubber Soul, and the following: