Sunday, June 22, 2008

HSPJ2 Riley Wish Upon a Star

I did this card for the Hanna Stamps Challenge HSPJ2 which was to create a card using stars. I tried to do this card in only one hour and would have added several more things if given the time. The one hour time limit was a great exercise. I'm going to do that again.

I started by stamping Tent Riley and just the fire from Campfire Riley and stamped a couple of extra sets on scratch paper. I quickly colored the "good ones" in with Copics. I rough cut (no time for details) the pieces on scratch paper and ran them thru my Xyron to make them sticky and used them as masks. Next I embossed the stars in the sky with silver embossing powder. Finally...the fun part...sponged Summer Sun in a circle between the fire and tent. Then sponged a ring around the yellow with Soft Sky. Next sponged a ring around the Soft Sky circle with Blue Bayou. Finally, sponged all around the edges with Night of Navy. Don't forget to wipe off your embossed areas with a paper towel so they shine again. I could do this sponging thing all day! Then I moved on to assembly.

LESSON LEARNED: If your going to do a card in only one hour using lots of Night of Navy ink, make sure your ink spot is not dry!

Stamps: Tent Riley, Campfire Riley, Pink Cat Studio Billy Background Plate, Short & Sweet, Background Basics, Canvas Background
Paper: SU Night of Navy, Real Red, So Safron, Silver form LSS
Ink: Summer Sun, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Night of Navy, White
Accessories: Virsamark Pad, Silver Embossing Powder, Copics, used Cricut to cut star, Double Rectangle Punch


JenMarie said...

Just fabulous Michelle! Love the glow of the fire!

Connie said...

Wonderful card, Michelle!