Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TIPsy Tuesday - Tone-on-Tone Strips

With making and sending holiday cards and trying to get a scrapbook completed, I haven't had as much time for general card making.  This one is for the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  The colors this week are Going or Basic Grey, Marina Mist and Concord Crush.  I had to sub some ink colors since I don't have these new ones but I got pretty close.  I love Going Gray and was so sorry to see it get discontinued. 

For this card, I gave the gray background a two tone striped background.  Here's how:

Cut strips of paper in even widths.  Mine are 1 1/8" which is the width of the small wheel I planned to use in between my darker solid stripes.  Adhere strips with removable adhesive at even intervals - in my case 1 1/8".

Ink the open spaces with Versamark.  I pressed my pad directly onto the cardstock repeatedly to get a good coverage.  Coat with clear embossing powder.  REMOVE strips to get that adhesive away from the heat.  Heat to complete embossing.

Stamp in between as desired.  I stamped with an unmounted wheel in Versamark and embossed.  Here's the result.

To finish the card, I tried some Chalk Ink on a piece of chipboard.  Boy, did it coat!  Like dye ink, it does dry a lighter finish.  The flower is from the Pretties Kit at  Last I checked, this was still available at a greatly reduced price on their clearance rack.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Baroque Motifs and matching wheel
Ink:  Versamark; Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Prussian Blue; Elegant Eggplant
Flower and pearl:  Stampin' Up!


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