Thursday, December 6, 2012

Artistic Etchings/ NAC #23 and My Challenge #50

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Hey y'all. I hope you're having a great week so far! I sure am missing you and hope the feeling's mutual. :) It's late so I'm gonna do a quick post and head to bed.

You know I love those fine ladies over at Nacho Average Challenge (NAC). If you haven't visited their site yet, I hope you will. Better yet, I hope you'll take a moment and join in on the fun. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and I knew pretty quick exactly what I wanted to do with it. Dontcha just love when that happens? Here's what I came up with-

Card featuring Artistic Etchings Stamp Set

Here's the sketch from NAC-

I stuck pretty close to the sketch. I flipped it and left just a small border on the inside of my Silver strip that's not in the sketch. Hope they don't mind too much. :) I've wanted this set for a long time and just recently got it. This is the first time it's been inked up. When I saw this weeks sketch, I knew it would be perfect. :) Here's a closer look-

I used my Scalloped Square Bigz Die to create the Scalloped Rectangle. This was one of my recent End of the Week Techniques and I think it worked great here. For the scalloped border down the side, I used one of my new framelets. The black strip is about 1 1/2 inches wide before being trimmed with the edgelet. I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the Silver Glimmer Paper to the Basic Black strip. My center panel is adhered with Dimensionals. The image is stamped in Black Staz-On. I really like how crisp it looks against the Whisper White c/s.

The sentiment and images are all from the Artistic Etchings  stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Black Staz-On and is punched out with the Large Oval Punch and then adhered with Tombow to a scrap of Basic Black that was punched with the Scalloped Oval Punch. Normally I wouldn't layer on the inside, but I had originally intended this to be on the front of the card where you see NAC (with the sketch flipped). Instead I decided to stick more closely to the sketch, but by that time I had already punched and mounted it so that's how that happened. However, I think it brings the scalloped theme from the front to the inside, so it all worked out in the end. Here's a close-up of the stamped mages-

I stamped the images in Real Red and Black Staz-On. Once I had stamped it, I decided it needed a little something else. I quickly added Black Embossing Powder to the card and Heat Embossed it. It really stands out in person and is an unexpected surprise.

Well, that's all I have for you tonight. I hope you liked my card and I hope the fabulous ladies over at NAC like it too. If you liked it or have questions about it, I hope you'll leave me a message below. I love hearing from you and read all my messages. They really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin today's card, I've put those buttons on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

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  1. Great card!! I love the simplicity! I really need to pull this set out again!!

  2. Love the reverse sketch idea and am so wanting to know how you did the scallops with the die. I never could master the corner punches combined with the edger to get the rectangles, etc. Nice job on this card-thanks for playing-

  3. Black, white and red, one of my all-time favorite color combos. Very elegant, and I like the silver glimmer for a touch of sparkle! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos.

  4. what a elegant CAS card! I love how you used the fancy scallop trim. Very pretty.
    Thank you for playing along with us @ NAC.


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