Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #168

Good Morning!  Oh my goodness, I am so happy that its Tuesday - we have a super fun and really easy sketch this week at TMS, just what I needed.  We also have a great sponsor with us this week, like we do every week.  This week's challenge is sponsored by Cindy, owner of StampingScrapping (dot com).  Cindy was also very sweet to send me a stamp set to play with, too.

So here's my card....

This stamp set is called All Dolled & Dressed Up.  This set is so pretty and so girly and so unique.  Cindy has created a Spellbinders Dies set that coordinates perfectly with it.  Yep, Cindy designs for Spellbinders!  Wow!!  But I don't have the die so I had to hand cut my image.  It's not perfect, but neither am I so I think it turned out pretty good.  You?  I also made it in pink to help promote the Virtual Birthday party that is still going on.  You have plenty of time to make your pink birthday (or whatever) card to link up for a fun blog candy surprise.  And don't forget to visit the birthday girl, Theresa, she's got A-MAZE-ZING blog candy available, too.

So my card also features a technique that is my Monthly Card Traders group challenge for October.  Wax Resist - basically you embossing a piece of wax paper with your Cuttlebug (or the like) folder and then iron the wax paper on the glossy side of a piece of glossy card stock.  Then with a brayer, or sponge (I did direct to paper) to ink up the card stock and then wipe off the excess.  The ink doesn't stick to the waxy parts and it looks really pretty.  It actually looks like it's another piece of the background paper I used.

OK, enough of listening to me talk.  Go have fun, create your cards.  Be sure to hop along with Cindy and her team, too.

Stamps:  All Dolled & Dressed Up
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Pretty in Pink, Glossy White, Black
Paper:  Unk
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Tuxedo Black
Tools:  wax paper, Fancy Florals embossing folder, iron
Embellishments:  Charcoal Baker's Twine

9 Encouraging Thoughts:

Debbie said...

This is really cute, Melissa!!
I'm going to have to try wax resist!

Jessi Fogan said...

Ooh, the wax resist turned out really cool! Love how that looks :)

Laura said...

What a neat technique, I've never tried that! Love all the different pink patterns on the card - it's so pretty!

Cheryl said...

I've never heard of wax resist--definitely going to be trying that soon! Your card is adorable! I love the black matting on the dress, and your cutting skills seem pretty darn good to me!

Theresa said...

This is so awesome. I love the pink dress. Great job putting pink and black together.

Angela said...

Very pretty...I'm loving the pink!

Angela said...

Very pretty...I'm loving the pink!

Angela said...

Very pretty...I'm loving the pink!

Dawn said...

So pretty Melissa! Love the pink and black.

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