Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ink Conflux Card Redux

It's time for another weekly challenge at Our Creative Corner again. Lori Rider, of the Diva Stamper, is hosting this week, and it's a super fun theme! It's a "What Not to Stamp Card Makeover" challenge. Lori says, "I love watching makeovers on TV, and we're going to adapt the makeover concept for this week's challenge. When I look back on those cards I made when I first started stamping, I cringe. What was I thinking? Well, we all had to start somewhere. That's where the challenge comes in! First go hunt through your photos and find one of those old cringe-worthy cards, but then choose one or two things about it that you DO like and use those on a new card. Maybe it’s the layout, the colors, a technique you used... anything is fair game. The only catch is you have to show us the old card so we can see how far you’ve come!"
This challenge is so super cool, and you need to check out all the Design Team's redos, as well as welcome our newbies!!!
 Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
Lisa Minckler - You Made Me Ink
Kim Price - Inkcognito
Paula McClane - Scrap Addict's Attic
Liliana Inguanti - Stampin' From Home
After last weeks embarrassing failure of a card and this week's theme, I thought why not!!! I hate that card, but I took what I did like about it, which was the the blue and yellow inked goodness (ink conflux) on the embossed floral paper, and went with that again on this new card (card redux). I am much more satisfied now, and like my new card very much, despite it being a sympathy card :0(.
Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink were rubbed onto the craft sheet and then misted with water.
The paper was dipped into the ink.
More ink was added on the coordinating parts of the paper, and then wiped off of the embossed areas. The script image was stamped in Mustard Seed on the yellow areas and the blue areas in Salty Ocean. It shows up so well.
The card was cut into 3 parts, and all the edges distressed.
Distress Paper was sanded and inked in Walnut Stain. The inked paper was added and stitched around.
Prima Flowers were inked, and burlap string was added to the centers along with beads. An ornate frame with the sentiment was adhered and then the whole paper piece was adhered to Kraft Resist Paper that was inked in Walnut Stain.  Flourishes and flowers completed the card.
I am submitting this card to The Stamp Man's Challenge of "Anything Goes: Summer Color".

From My Stash: ivory cardstock, beads

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Боже, какая красота! ... Это просто чудесно! Анита, ты -огромная умничка!!! Посылаю тебе много поцелуев! :-*

  2. ...great work Anita...gorgeous colours loVe the mustard seed a loVely combination, the flowers are very pretty & a super step-by-step, the before & after is amazing...Mel :)

  3. Hello Anita
    RIP... to last weeks card..... It is another day, and what I am seeing here is gorgeous, it has colour, dimension and texture; wonderful texture, I am so pleased you did a close up as I love your flowers with the burlap string, I keep looking at it, even though you have made it a sympathy card it appears alive for me, as it carries so much movement.
    You bounced back great, as I knew you would.

  4. Hi Anita what a great idea for a challenge. Like you I cringe when I think of the first cards I made.......though they were all well received.

    Stunning creation !! TFS .....Annie x

  5. YES! You've done it!! I loved the background last week, but for me, the pink fowers didn't work. Now, with the blue flowers & breaking up the background, the card looks amazing. Great job!! :)

  6. I cringe with some of the stuff I still make - lol, but where would we be without experimenting - but a great challenge to put it right. Your new model is lovely divided like that and the colours are so lush. I do like the idea of the string in the centre of the flowers too, gives it a rustic feel - love it!

  7. This is so gorgeous - the background is spectacular. Love the 'divided' look too as it creates greater depth to the piece. The flowers are wonderful. When I was reading your post I was wondering how you made them. To find they are Prima flowers gives me some hope of achieving your wonderful look! (Never used or even bought a prima flower so watch out online shopping. . !). Thanks for showing how you achieved your beautiful end product.

  8. Great comeback, Anita. I love the colour palette of this card and the richness of all of the texture. The distressing, stitching, and burlap all add such depth. Great design, too, with the divided image. Very cool.

  9. much better!! Love the blues and greens so much on the new and improved version!

  10. This is stunning! It really shows off that background paper, love it.

  11. Oh yes, I'm very happy to see that beautiful background put in a fresh appearance. Super new card, and I'm sure you'll find a great home for the pink flowers too in a new project. Bravo!
    Alison x

  12. What a super challenge idea! Love how you've redone this and I too definitely love #2. Gorgeous re-make!

  13. I love this re-made project! That color combination is perfect, and I must now use the new Salty Ocean with Squeezed Lemonade. Your creative talent continues to amaze me. Yours is one of the blogs I always visit when I need inspiration.

  14. OMG...STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING!!! So gorgeous...I absolutely LOVE this!!!!

  15. You crack me up... the card from last week! LOL but I DO love the improvement! the new card is stunning

  16. I think I can send you a few 'befores' THAT would be a challenge! lol Seriously, you really rocked my world with this makeover. What a gorgeous card! I'm sure it will bring a smile to someone's face even though they're facing a difficult time in their lives.

  17. Woohoo, Version 2.0 is sensational. LOVE the colors and your layout and the fabric Prima flowers are awesome. That's so cool the way you wrapped the burial sting around the centers. Beautiful piece of work for this challenge!

  18. Just love the remake of your card! It's like a supercharged version of your first model! Wow!

  19. I could barely contain myself when you posted this!! Wow, talk about a do-over. You really eliminated the dislike here and produced a card of wonder!!
    Here's me bowing as I exit....
    Lisa xx

  20. I love this second version, it blends together in such a subtle way and I love the way that the flourishes behind the gorgeous flowers echo the sweeping curves of the stamped images... classy as ever. Sympathy cards can be such a comfort and I am sure this one will be well received.

  21. I LOVE the new card, although the old one wasn't all bad.
    Another great challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving such lovely comments.
    hugs Kimx

  22. Brilliant Anita. Your new version is just stunning. It is so reassuring to know that even the experts are unhappy with their efforts sometimes (though I bet that's a rarity for you!) The challenge line-up is a bit of a who's who of the crafting world! so I'm off to investigate. Thanks for all your lovely comments. They mean so much. Hugs, Buttons x

  23. So wonderful, great colors and texture.

  24. Love it, Anita! The texture is just wonderful and the colours work beautifully together. Flowers are fabulous!

  25. Gorgeous card....loads of texture and interest, love it!

  26. Wow! What a "redo" on your card! I love your backgrounds and the luscious colors! I also really like how you cut it into three parts and then machine stitched each panel. It looks very cool. A beautiful sympathy card. <3 Candy

  27. Fabulous colours & texture.. boy those flowers are Gorgeous.. love it!!! Hugs May x x x

  28. Love this do over card! So fun how you made panels! And those flowers looks amazing!

  29. Gorgeous makeover Anita ! Love the colours and breaking the image into 3 sections is the perfect touch ! Sue C x

  30. Love your makeover, Anita! I really like your original one too, but all the elements work much better together on the makeover.

  31. Gorgeous project Anita, how clever too!! Love the colours and your flowers. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Stamp Man this challenge.


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