Saturday, February 17, 2018

Creative Olympic Challenge #3

Crafty Biathlon.  That is challenge #3 at the My Favorite Things Olympics.  What is that?  
The Crafty Biathlon tests your ability to adapt to obstacles and excel in multiple challenges simultaneously. Below you’ll find two columns – one representing a technique and the other, a type of card. Your challenge is to select one option from each column and combine into one fabulous card!
Ok, I just want to say this was quite the challenge.  I finally chose Emboss Resist and combined it with a Shaker card.  Here's my entry.
I created the background by stamping the leaves from the Funky Flowers set.  It took quite awhile since I used the Misti tool so I could get a good impression with the clear Versamark ink.  I had to do it in sections because I applied white detail embossing powder and then heat set it.  Finally I had a nice embossed panel.  I set about using Distress Oxide inks, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio, and blended the two colors over the embossing.  It leaves a beautiful reveal of the emossed leaves.  Hence, the technique, emboss resist.  
I stamped the cute deer from the January freebie "I Love You Deerly" stamp and used my colored pencils.  I added the white spots with a gel pen.  After cutting out the square piece from the embossed panel, I added a shaker pouch that you can get at My Favorite Things.  These pouches come in various shapes and make it SO easy to create shaker cards.  I filled the pouch with some pretty blue, green and marshmallow sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.    I adhered the back panel with the deer to the filled sequin front panel and I had my embossed resist shaker card.  I stamped the sentiment and added it with foam tape.  
So happy to get this one finished.  It took me 5 hours.  Whew!  Challenge #4 is creating a card in 20 minutes.  Oh my!  It will be the hardest of all.  
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