Sunday, January 17, 2016

Streak Day 15 & 16 Technique Frenzy!

Good morning!

What a busy last couple of days!

Friday, we had my son's wrestling tournament. he got first place in his weight class (70 lb).

Saturday was like recovery day, which we spent watching football. I could've done a lot more, but just relaxed!

So I got a bit of good news to share... I am going to be a design team member for the Friday Mashup! Woot woot!! What is so crazy about that is that was the VERY first challenge blog that I ever submitted to! So, I can't wait to start with that!

Alright, on to card streaks!

Day 15: This is one of my favorite techniques. Inlaid embossing always looks nice no matter now unsure you are with the idea that was in your head. Typically I do a variety of colors, but just wanted to go with black and white with this one, not a color combo I go with so it brought some discomfort.

Stamps: Homegrown (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Naturals White. 
Ribbon: Black Satin Ribbon (retired), rhinestones, Wink of Stella glitter brush (have you noticed how it is used on EVERY THING since I got it...not sorry!)

Day 16: I decided to play along with The Friday Mashup's color challenge using the masking tape technique. 

The masking tape technique is quite simple if you've never done it before. I used blue 1" painters tape. Rip off a section slightly wider than your paper, place it on your ink pad a few times to transfer the ink then place on your card. I rub it with my finger to make sure the ink all transfers over and used the same piece of tape for the whole card. (I don't recommend if you're mixing a variety of colors. It was good since mine were all in the same category. ) That's it!

Stamp: Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink: Night of Navy (ret), Not quite Navy, Marina Mist, Bordering Blue (ret), Smoky Slate stamped off, then the final bit at the bottom was the smoky slate stamped off for a third time for a lighter effect. Whisper white craft ink.
Accessories: silver cording, clear designer vintage button, Christmas Greeting thinlit, wink of Stella glitter brush, white embossing powder.

Hope you are having a great weekend!! Thanks for stopping by and have a stamptastic day!

(PS: Don't mind the random wonky font sizings... for whatever reason I can't get everything to match. ugh. Need more coffee....)


  1. First off, wooohoooo to the FM DT spot! I'm excited to have you on board!!

    Fantastic cards! The embossing on the first card is one of my favorite ways to do things, and I love the technique on the second card, it really stands out! Creative way to use the colors too!

    So glad you played along with us, and welcome to the FM team :)

  2. I've never heard of this masking tape technique Jayme, but'll definitely going to give it a try! I love how your card turned out! Thanks for taking the time to play along at the Friday Mashup.


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