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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Just a Note...

The new challenge for June at 613 Ave C.  is always ATG but, the optional twist this month is to use an Embossing - Folder to 'stamp'.  Fun!  Have not used this technique in ages!!  This involves applying ink over one surface of the inside of the folder and then embossing as usual.

In this case I chose to use a brayer and apply Encore Ultimate Metallic Blue Pigment ink by Tsukinako to the flat surface [or the female side] of the E-folder.  I used pigment ink because it takes longer to dry and covers the plastic surface better than a dye ink would have done.  This lovely E-folder by Sizzix really gives a deep and crisp image and the white just pops up off the blue background.  
I added the black die cut rectangle to help set off the image - but did not want a larger rectangle that would block off some of the background.  The die gives the cut the ticket stub corners, so I repeated that same corner idea on the music layer using a Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper with their Ticket Stub punch.  This layer was mounted on black CS of an A-2 size.  
The focal image was colored in a Copic coloring class I took a couple of years back - the only record I have of the source is a cryptic "SAFARTIC"??  If anyone knows the source for this image, please leave a comment?!  In addition to fussy cutting the image I sculpted her from the back and mounted her with foam tape to add dimmension.  I did jot down the colors if you are interested: Hair: Y23,24,28 Skin: E50,51,53,55 Outfit: B91,93,95,97,99 Reds: R14.  
The embellishments include the narrow strip of blue, satin ribbon, the blue tinted bling from Me and My Big Ideas and shiny gold foil added to the stars on her jacket with the aid of Duo Glue.

Crafting From the Heart -#161 – ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #331 – ATG
Crafty Creations - #342 – ATG
As You Like It – Fave Reason to make Cards & Why ['Just a Note' or 'Thinking of you'... allows me to send any image I feel like using and is kind of like a bonus connection with the recipient!]
Oddball Art – ATG
Scrapper's Delight #67 – ATG Always
Crafty Girls Creations – #37 - ATG Always
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Everybody Art Challenge #404 –  ATG

Create wildly and color with abandon!


  1. Stunning card I have tried this technique never seems to work well for me!
    Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. A lovely cute image. Perfect foe a girl nowadays. Elaine

  3. Super cute card! As always, I'm impressed with your coloring of the image, and too, the result of you ink/embossing folder technique; it's stunning!!! Always good to see and be inspired by lovelies from you.

  4. Great card. Thank you for joining us for Oddball Stamps Blog Challenge. Best of luck with your entry and hope to see you next month!
    Angie DT

  5. Fabulous background-now I interpreted this challenge wrongly as stamping/with an embossing folder as stamping and use an embossing folder oops
    Carol x

  6. Great Card! Thank you for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door! Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge and good luck!
    Sunila & Aditi,
    Dots to Lines- DT TTCRD

  7. Too cute!! Great coloring as well.

    Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again :)

  8. Love your musical card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  9. Gorgeous card, Ginny. Cute image. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  10. Great Card, beautiful complication from the Background and Image. Thanks for joining us at EAC. Michi

  11. Oh your card is super cute! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing at Oddball Art Blog! Good luck and hugs Julie DT xox

  12. Love your sweet card, Ginny. Isn't it nice to use a long ago colored image?!


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