It's Monday, that means it's time for another Technostamper Sketch Challenge. I hope you are having as much fun with these as I am. Be sure to check Mary Jo's blog for a link to all the other players.
I really enjoyed making today's card. In part because I got to use my just arrived Cuttlebug! Thanks Mom & Dad for the birthday present :-) Yes, I had a birthday last week but we need not discuss that further ;-} I used an adaptation of a technique called Aged Metal featured in the February '08 issue of The Technique Junkie Newsletter for the background. The sentiment is stamped with Versamark and then colored with Perfect Pearls.
But another thing that made working on this card so much fun was the lucky accidental discovery I made when I decided to dye a white flower black. At first I smooshed my Stazon pad onto it but there was lots of white on the flower and black on the paper under the flower. So the frugal me started thinking, "I'm going to waste a lot of ink this way; there must be a better way to do this." So I put the flower on top of the pad, then not wanting really black fingers, I grabbed my embossing stylus and rubbed the flower into the pad with it. Voila! The flower is perfectly dyed. I can't wait til I need to dye another flower, this was so much fun. I just may go buy a whole bunch of white flowers lol.
Stamp: Anna Griffin
Ribbon: that big box from Costco again
White metallic flower: Home Grown Bloomers by Crafta Frame