Sep 28, 2007

BCG - Frosty Winter Spectrum


Ah Friday already! Gosh it seems like I'm always "late" getting my card posted but it's at least up before the end of the day. This idea actually came to me this morning after I browsed a few web site's on ideas for using a Spectrum pad. Yep, that was Week 14's challenge, Using a Spectrum (multicolored) ink pad on our project. I own several of them but don't often use them although I don't know why. I found a great tutorial on SCS done by Beate Johns http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/brayeredbatik.php for Brayered Batik using a spectrum pad and I thought that sounded like something I could do. I started out thinking about using a particular piece of Designer paper that I had but after brayering my card stock I opted to go without the DP and really like what I came up with.

My card base is Whisper White card stock with a layer of Orchid Opulence ( a seldom used color for me) that I distressed with the cutter kit and edged with the spectrum pad (Berry Blaze by Kaleidacolor). I followed Beate's instructions for my snowman image and colored him in with a white watercolor pencil and a wet Q-tip as that seemed to help the water color pencil move around better. I added some Frosted Lace stickles to the snowman's hat. I must say that stuff is cool but seems to take forever to dry. I layered the snowman image( Big on Christmas) to a larger piece of Whisper White also distressed and edges with the spectrum pad.

Then I brayed a piece of the Shimmery White card stock the same way and misted it so the colors would bleed together somewhat. Then I dried it with my Heat tool and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Snowflake embossing folder (I'm so liking that folder right now) - Which reminds me if you haven't already seen the new upcoming folders that Cuttlebug is coming out with check them out here:http://www.allthatscraps.com/index.php? - I can't wait to get my hands on some of these babies!!! Okay back to the card details...

Next up I added 3 snowflake brads (Making Memories) that I also applied the Frosted Lace stickles to so they would sparkle. I added some ribbon (May Arts) to the corner of my snowman image and raised it up with Foam mounting tape to complete the card.

So that's it for this week - Don't forget to check out the other Bloggers Challenge Group members website listed on my side bar as I know they have some fantastic cards/projects waiting to be "Oh'd & Ah'd" over!!!

17 comments:

Connie said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! Love the way you used the Spectrum pad on the background AND focal piece!

Connie

amycara said...

Very fun and pretty!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is such a fun card. So cheerful and bright. Very nicely done!...as usual! :)

Lisa Bohler said...

Very, very pretty! I just love how those colors soften with the blending of the spectrum! Just beautiful!

Lori said...

Oooh, I love the colors--they're not the traditional "snow" ones, but they look fantastic here!

Lisa said...

Pretty spectrum pad colors you used for your card Ida.

maggie fellow said...

This is really pretty! I need to check out this tutorial.

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Ida! I love the bright colors for a holiday card. They look great together!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Ida Ida IDA!! This is ADORABLE!!! I'm such a sucker for snowmen too!! =)

Lila H said...

Oooh! Aaaah! another great sample using non traditional colors for winter. I love all the details in your sample.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love the Shiny look of your card!! SO pretty!

Vicki

Sue said...

This is so sweet Ida... nice job!

Karen said...

great card Ida - love the colors you used!! I just ordered this stamp set too - can't wait for it to arrive so I can try this out with it! :)

astampingteddy said...

I just love those bright colors!

Leigh said...

Great spectrum card, Ida. And I just love the rug and the kitty too!

Lauren (mytime) said...

What beautiful colors for a Christmas/ winter card! Love this one.

Barbara said...

Oh! I am soooo behind! So sorry I missed this last week....it's truly wonderful and fun....a GREAT card!!