I mentioned motivating myself with this blog and one of the ways is to enter challenges. For my very first challenge I decided to take the plunge with an emboss resist challenge issued by Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink. For more on both Nichole Heady and Papertrey Ink read the post before this one because I go into raptures about them. I will restrain myself today though and keep myself on track.
I really admire how the design team create clean, modern cards and I am attempting it here. Still my messy and fussy nature dominates. On the left is the embossed unresisted side and on the right I sprayed some gossamer gold mist which is very pretty in real life. I know the card is very wedding looking...perhaps the bride chose to have her wedding on her birthday to make it more likely her husband would remember the date? It could happen.
My card (remember that my photography skills are sketchy at best):
Stamps: Medallions (from Giga Guide Lines set) and Birthday Wishes (from the Out on the Limb Sentiments set); Papertrey Ink (wonderful fonts!)
Ink: Champagne Dazzle, VersaMark
Cardstock: Kraft & Aqua Mist (one of my most favorite colors ever!), Papertrey Ink; Earthstone, Neenah Papers
Mist: Gossamer Gold Moon Shadow Mist, Moon Glow's
Border Punch: Loop; Martha Stewart
Die Cuts: Labels One Nestabilities, Spellbinders
Other: Aqua Mist Twill Ribbon, Papertrey Ink; Cream Button, Papertrey Ink; Clear Embossing Powder, Ranger; hemp twine