I must say, I have never submitted a card for a magazine before. I have thought about it, but for some reason I just didn't think that I was anywhere near good enough. Well, part of what this magazine is going to do is challenges. Hello, I am the challenge queen, LOL! They had a publication challenge that I submitted for and then this fun one as well. I love the graphics they put together for the challenge also. Doesn't that make you want to craft. I also love that there is a twist with them. It really has me thinking, so much so that I have made 5 cards this weekend with these challenges. Here is the challenge
Here is my card
Didn't this turn out fun? When I saw the colors, I instantly thought of the Moxie Fab color gradient challenge as well. Super fun!!!!
Okay I did have a few fun discoveries as I played around with this card. First I was worried about how to make the cream work with the technique I wanted to try. The glossy paper is white. Well good news, the Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream worked fabuous to stamp on the glossy cardstock and then emboss with clear embossing powder. I do have vanilla embossing powder from Stampin Up, but it has never worked well for me, but this was FABULOUS!!!!
This background was achieved by heat embossing the polka dots with cream ink and then brayering ink over them to get this fun gradiation. Now onto my next not so much fun discovery. I first tried this with Paperty Trey ink colors and the orange zest in particular didn't work very well. (The orange zest is the new kind of ink from PTI) Now I must say I LOVE the new ink pads and I wouldn't want them to go back to the old style if you paid me, but they just don't work so well for this technique. Luckily I have all of my fun SU colors, so I did a quick substitution and fun card here we are.
I also did a lot of spounging on the main image to tie it in with the fun background paper I made. I love this saying as well and when combined with the colors, it really makes me think about Thanksgiving. I think this will be a fun card to send to some family members that live far away.
It's a good life!
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics 2, PTI Heart Prints, PTI Heart Prints additions
Paper: glossy white, pumpkin pie, bravo burgandy, very vanilla
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, bravo burgandy, PTI Vintage Cream
Accessories: clear embossing powder PTI, heat gun, brayer, paper towel, spounge, large heart punch PTI, stampin dimensionals, ticket corner punch