Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SSCB#31 Flowers!

We're half way through the monthly challenge at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.  Every first Wednesday of the month we start a new challenge - this time it's flowers.  Midway (the third Wednesday of the month) the DT provides a second project and asks you to join us in the challenge.  For a unified look the design team projects all feature different resist techniques.  

Without doing much research I decided on the wax paper resist technique.  As soon as I got to work on my card I ran into a little hickup.  This technique required that I use a glossy card stock.  Well.... I couldn't find any (does that sound better than "the dog ate it"?).  None to be had at  Michael's, Joann or Hobby Lobby and  I didn't have time to order on line (not much of a procrastinator am I?) .  What a good opportunity to do an experiment.  Here's what I did.   I took a piece of white card stock, layered wax paper on top of it and ran it through my embosser.  I removed it from the embossing folder, and ironed it between two sheets of white paper.  I figured the wax would stick to the raised parts of the embossing.   But when I started inking it up with distress ink I noticed that it actually melted into the recessed areas creating a weathered look.  

The doily on my project is from Cheery Lynn - and Serendipity Stamps is now stocking Cheery Lynn dies in the store.   The Queen Anne's lace is embossed in gold.

Serendipity Stamps has lots of beautiful flower images.  Chances are that if you are a customer you already have a floral image in your inventory.  If not you need to check out some of the beauties they have.  This week the sale is Buy 3 get your 4th Item Free.  Sale ends on May 28.  It might be a good time to get some of the new word dies that we featured last week in our blog hop!
Want to see more beautiful designs featuring flowers and a resist technique?  Here's a list of the DT members with projects today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Supplies Used: Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps Hello Small, Queen Anne's Lace Small
Dies: Cheery Lynn XM7 Ovals, Lilith Doily, Spellbinder Tags trio
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Angel Pink, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door
Embossing Folder Lifestyle Crafts Tea Party
Ledger Paper Pink Paisley Secret Crush 6x6"
Ribbon: 5/8" Sheer Ruffle Edge White, 1/4" White Polka dot Grosgrain May Arts
Twinery Blossom Twine


Lesley said...


Diane Jaquay said...

Gorgeous card, Jeanne, I love the unique red background, your white and black elements pop beautifully against it!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous! You did good...very clever and creative with your experiment and love the results!

Karen Amidon said...

I love how you improvised with the wax paper, it turned out beautiful!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card. I like how you WAX paper technique turned really looks nice. Shame we don't live closer, I have a pack of glossy card stock paper, that I have to confess.. that I haven't even opened it

Marybeth said...

Jeanne this is such a yummy card! I love the tones of pinks you used and then that white bow. Your background is simply stunning!

Eileen said...

Wow wax paper who knew, thanks .

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Jeanne! Love how your wax paper resist turned out. Such a great look!

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne...this is so pretty! I love your background and your gold embossed flowers, so sweet. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.