Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Quick Card Post!

I survived my last day on call and am enjoying the first of five days that I have off from work. Since I do my full time job on call plus half of another person's call days each month, it is rare for me to get a stretch of time off like this. I soooo need it and am excited to have some uninterupted time in my stamp room to play and get caught up on some cards and projects I need to finish!

The card I am going to show you today was made on Monday between attending deliveries, but I couldn't get it posted until today. It is a challenge card from the SCS Clean and Simple Forum.

The challenge was to use the Rock and Roll technique on your card which is something that I hadn't ever tried before and I kind of liked it. The stamp I chose may have been a little too narrow to make it work the best, but I still like the varied coloration that the technique provided for the bamboo stamp that I used.

Here is the Clean and Simple card that I made...

The stamp is from Unity and is one of the silhouettes in the Gratitude = Joy stamp set. The sentiment is and oriental Happy Birthday stamp from Custer's Last Stamp. The DP is Basic Grey from one of their older lines called Perhaps (Fierbird). The colors of the paper matched really closely to the SU ink colors I used So Saffron and Creamy Caramel. The green ink was also SU, Certainly Celery and Old Olive. The band of Asian paper is a DP by Zsiage called Confucious Say What? (Dream Borders).

Here is a little better view of how the Rock and Roll Technique came out. See how the edges are darker? I think it offers a more realistic look . Colors in nature aren't solid, they have depth and dimension.

To stamp this image it took a lot of masking and overstamping, but all in all I like how it turned out. I think it could be either masculine or feminine because of the the touch of black and the simplicity of it!

Thanks for looking and I hope to be back more with some projects I get done today and tomorrow!

Have a wonderful day and may your bucket overflow with time to spend in your stamp room creating to heart's desire!


Anonymous said...

Hello Kelly! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I love this Bamboo cards girl!!! they are awesome and the letter type for the sentiment is a perfect match!...HUGS...SK :)

Scrubbysue said...

What a pretty card! I like asian themes. I've heard of this "rocking method" and saw it demonstrated but, it looked kinda hard to me. I think you would definitely need the right sized stamp for this but, you did a great job on it!! I like the variance in colors. TFS!