Well, it's been a couple of dry weeks in terms of my stamping mojo! Last week, I tried to make my card for the Freshly Made Sketch challenge and after two hours, I realised it just wasn't going to happen so I walked out of the room and didn't go back into it until today.
I had better luck today, which was fortunate because I had to make a card for my youngest son's 11th birthday which is on Monday.
I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and I'm also linking this up to the challenge at SUO Challenges, which is to showcase your favorite accessories. Well, my favorite accessory is embossing powder. I love all the different techniques available with embossing powder and this one I've featured is probably my favorite - emboss resist.
I clear-embossed the card base with Sanded background stamp and then stamped several images from Grunge Rock; Clockworks and French Foliage onto Whisper White and embossed them with clear EP. I sponged over the embossing with different colored inks. The strip under the main image is an off-cut which worked quite nicely for the sketch. The guitar is embossed in black onto Whisper White and cut out. Even the sentiment is black-embossed.
Here's a close-up of the embossed card base, which adds some lovely texture to the card:
Here's the sketch I worked from:
Thanks for looking.
Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Grunge Rock; Clockworks; French Foliage; Sanded
Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Lucky Limeade
Ink: Versamark; Lucky Limeade; Daffodil Delight; Island Indigo
Accessories: Clear EP; Black EP; Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine; Everyday Enchantment Brad
Edited to Add: This card was chosen for a Perfect Princess Award at Freshly Made Sketches and a Top 3 Pick at SUO Challenges.