Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Technique Challenge and blog Hop with Blockheads

Hi Everyone!
We are starting up a series of technique challenges at Blockheads Paper Arts.  The first Challenge begins Nov 17th.  The Challenge Technique is called  "Sanded Color Block".    We are trying out a different kind of Hop.  For this hop, anyone can join in by adding the html (shown below) to their post.  This is the first time we have tried it!  I hope it works.  (What I really hope is that I do it correctly.  LOL)  

Materials needed to complete a project using this technique are:
Any dry embossing folder, 
Bone folder or burnishing tool, 
Sand paper, 
Glossy Cardstock
At least one color of Distress Stains or Distress inks.
Oh, and a stamp or two

To Take our Challenge: Visit the Distress Stain Sanded Color Block Technique Page and create your own sanded color block project.  Create a blog post that includes the link code, which creates links to other participants.  Then add your link on the Blockheads Design blog.  
Links will be removed that don't include the code.
The design team will vote on a winner to receive a $25 blockheads gift certificate after the challenge ends. Design Team members cannot win.

Here is the card I made using the Sanded Color Block Technique.  

My Materials List:
Stamps: Victorian Inventions; Background and Borders Set (small border image)
Glossy White Cardstock
Med Olive Brown Cardstock
Distress Stain: Vintage Photo
Distress Ink: Rusty Hinge 
Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink
Clear Superfine Embossing Powder: Ranger
Embossing folders: Postmarks and Dot Matrix Tim Holtz Texture Fades
Brown Satin Ribbon
Copper Brads

Here are a few more photos for your enjoyment.

I used Vintage Photo Distress Stain on the left half of the card.  I heat embossed the stamped image of the Flying Machine to give it more depth (stamped with Vintage Sepia).   I stamped the border image in Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

I hope you will take the challenge and hop along with us.  Just a tip about the technique: choose an embossing folder with larger, bold images.  You will get better results.   Okay, now.  Have fun!!  Love ya.

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