Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gina K Technique Challenge

I was inspired by sweet Ms. Gina's recent blog post to find a technique on StampTV and create a project.  I had a few minutes today and thought I'd give it a shot... just before time runs out to submit!

I Love You
My first card uses the emboss resist technique.  The lace stamp is just gorgeous, isn't it?  I've had this stamp set for awhile and not used it yet... shame on me.  The soft colors of the Gossamer patterned paper were my guide for the main image.

I stamped the lace in Versamark and embossed in clear.  I sponged pink and lavender ink over the embossed areas to bring out the detail of the lace.  Such a wonderful technique!

And because I had a bit of extra time on my hands, I made another while I was at it...

My second card had a bit more detail involved.  I paper pieced the quilt... every bit of it.  I thought I'd be cross-eyed before I was finished.  But, patience pays off and I really love the eclectic mix of colors for my patchwork quilt.  While the June Bug Basic Grey paper has been out for a while, it's just perfect for a homespun quilt.

I didn't completely adhere the whole quilt in place.  The ends are tipped up a bit and curled to mirror a real quilt.

Thanks for visiting,
I Love You
Stamps: Nana's Needlework, Nana's Needlework Sentiments by Gina K Designs
Ink: London Fog, Angel Pink and Lulu Lavender Memento Inks by Tsukineko, Versamark by Tsukineko
Paper: Iridescent white by Prism paper
Patterned Paper: Gossamer by Memory Box
Other: Sewing machine, sponges, clear embossing powder by Ranger, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, flower by I am Roses, Pin by Maya Road, seam binding in pink tulip

Stamps: Nana's Needlework by Gina K Design
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink and Versamark ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Kraft and Iridescent white by Prism
Patterned Paper: June Bug by Basic Grey
Other: Quickie glue pen by Sakura, white embossing powder by Ranger, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, trim by Maya Road, Precision scissors, patience, a steady hand...
Copic markers: R22, R24, W1, E42, E44


  1. Very feminine look on the emboss resist one and your little quilt is so sweet Lise, great cards!

  2. Great cards! I love the pink one. Very elegant!

  3. I love, love, love that first's beautiful!!!

  4. These are both lovely! I haven't tried that emboss resist technique but am going to have to now :-)