Friday, July 15, 2011

PaperCutz Challenge #100 and resist technique

Happy Friday everyone!  Hard to believe but PaperCutz Challenge is up to its 100th challenge.  Every so often the DT will get to pick the challenge and this week, Lisa, wanted us to look up with "the sky's the limit".  Anything you may see when you look up, from butterflies to UFOs to the moon and the stars.  I love butterflies and I just got a new background stamp from Hero Arts which is beautiful and fits the bill.  Yesterday I saw a demo of resist papers, the papers you add color to and then wipe with a paper towel and the original design shows through.  I love the look and decided to experiment with my new stamp.

I also bought the Fiskar's anywhere punch, but that's another sItory.  So, anyway, I stamped the image on white paper with Versamark and embossed with Zing black EP.  I then used    
Adirondack's Cranberry ink and a dauber to layer on the color.  It has an ombre look to it - or at least that's what I was going for.  I laid heavy color on the top and lightened it as I went down to the bottom.  I then used a paper towel to lightly wipe off excess ink and this is what I got.  I punched the window and lightly inked the inside of the card and popped the flower (which I've had forever), added velvet ribbon and a sentiment and I was done!  This card is off to Operation Write Home and their challenge this week of miss you cards.

I then decided to experiment with alcohol inks on various surfaces and this is what I got.  I used glossy cardstock and Judikins opaque white EP.  I use Copic marker refills as my alcohol inks; her the combination is V04 (lilac), BG15 (aqua) and G21 (lime green).  It is a very soft pastel effect.  I left the cards very simple as I wanted the background and stamp to take center stage.

The next two cards aren't using the resist technique.  I embossed the image on SU vellum, which is much sturdier than standard.  I then alcohol inked the back of the vellum for a softer, muted effect.  The black panel I haven't made into a card yet.  I think I like the one with the white EP better (below), it just seems to fit the colors better.

That's it for this challenge.  Have fun creating and make sure to play along!


  1. Wow! Gorgeous cards! I am really impressed! I LOVE that stamp!

    Lisa P.

  2. Hi Penny, your cards are really beautiful! I want to try some of your fab techniques. Great job.

  3. Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

  4. Penny,

    I love these cards and all the playing you did with that one stamp. Very beatiful!! TFS

  5. Wow some Penny has been busy! LOL. These came out beautiful. I just started playing with those Color Me Papers from PW and they are so much fun. I really love the first card you did in the pink and black. ;)

    Enjoy your weekend lady


  6. Beautiful cards, Penny!! Looks like you had a lot of fun getting inky. I love that background stamp and will have to look for it since I am big fan of butterflies :)

  7. Gorgeous, Penny! I love that first one especially. I have real trouble using my color me papers because I don't want to use them up. They are SO much fun, though!

    Thanks also for your comments on my blog. They are a bright spot in a day full of challenges as I care for my dying grandmother.