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Saturday, January 31, 2009

WLG Challenge #2

This is the card I made for one of the fun groups I am in! The challenge was to use glossy paper! I did not have any glossy paper, so I thought I would try photo paper! Some people have great luck...I did not! *Note to self...invest in glossy card stock for future use! LOL This was a fun challenge though! I enjoyed playing! I tried the ghosting technique, but was unsuccessful! The ink did not blot off of my Versa mark-ed images! Instead it just swallowed them and made them disappear! I wound up restamping my butterfly image over the originals in a darker color. I used a brayer and then sponged over that with Rose Red to give it some extra color. It turned out just fine, but I think the real stuff would have made it better! Thanks April for the fun challenge! : )

Paper: SU! Pacific Point, Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Photo Paper
Stamps: SU! Dreams du Jour
Ink: SU! Pacific Point, Almost Amethyst and Rose Red
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Gems


Sandy O said...

WOW, AnnMarie, the card came out wonderful! Especially considering the problems you had. this is one of my favorite SU sets (I have about 50, teehee, but considering the mega amount they have created...)

I love using glossy paper, it is a good investment to have it on hand for those fun techniques.
Sandy O

~Michelle~ said...

cute card! One hint on photo paper....try using alchohol inks on it. I love doing can see some on my blog. I like it even better for that than glossy cardstock. I've done it on glossy photo paper...but I usually buy matte myself.

Cathrine said...

I love those butterflies and the textured background color. It can be so frustrating when things don't work out like they are supposed to but you did a great job going with the flow!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Sweet! Love the layout & the texture. Those butterflies are super pretty! :O)