Saturday, January 3, 2015

Trying Something New


Hello again, blog friends! Today is my turn to post on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog, and once again, I've channeled my 'Inner Laura Bassen' on my card:





A few weeks ago, Laura shared a card using a technique called Camouflaging Die Cuts, and later posted a  video on You Tube demonstrating this technique, so I thought I would try it myself. I used my Hero Arts Shadow Inks and Uppercase Alphabets for the technique and did selective inking for the embossed sentiment from 'Written in the Stars' stamp set. The alphas were die cut once out of the panel and 4 times out of white card stock and adhered together for one thick piece that was fitted back into the negative space. I love how it adds so much dimension to the card, even with all that white space.

Don't forget on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog, we always have a fun challenge, and our theme for this month is 'Use something new to you'. You may enter up to 5 times to be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store with each entry! And, as always, you are welcome to use Coupon Code: BARB15 for 15% off your order of $25. or more (before tax) in the a2z Store! 

Thanks so much for stopping by ~





19 comments:

Barb said...

LOVE your take on Laura's technique, Barb! Gorgeous card! ♥

Sarah Gray said...

This is a stunning card, Barb. I have seen a number of Laura inspired versions of this technique around blogland and you have absolutely nailed it! Clever use of the partial sentiment too. Happy weekend x

joy said...

Your card is every bit as beautiful as Laura's, Barb! You are so good at trying new things and actually being successful with them, too. I'm always afraid to try, but maybe I will attempt more things this year.

Anita in France said...

Wow, Barb, the inking here is stunning ... such a fantastic take on Laura's technique! Anita :)

Joyce said...

Absolutely stunning. Your inking and blending is fantastic. You should be the teacher. What a lovely card.

cm said...

Echoing the others, Barb: you've worked magic with this technique, creating a stunning card that has me smiling. Your inking is amazing. In awe....
Hugs~c

jintyoo7 said...

Wonderful "channeling" :-)

Loll Thompson said...

LOVE this technique Barb ... and perfect with the beautiful sponged colours. Awesome design! Loll xx

Cindy C. said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card Barb!

Karen L K said...

Very nice. I like the layered letters look.

KayM said...

Wow!! This is so striking Barb!! Love the blending and this is such a neat technique! I tried it myself over the holidays using patterned paper instead of the blended ink! Turned out neat! I love the white message on the black banner too! Happy new year my friend!! (hugs)

lostinpaper said...

How wonderful, your blended colour is perfect!

Rosemary said...

fun card, barb... great take on the technique!

Deepti said...

So pretty, love ur inking!

Greta said...

Great take on the technique, Barb! Love it!

Cat Craig said...

fabulous Barb!

Laura B. said...

Fabulous camouflaging, my dear!!!! Love it so much!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous!

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