Friday, October 30, 2009

Be Gentle With Me ...

It's my first blog post ... on this blog anyway ... and ... this is my first ever Thanksgiving card! Erm ... yes I do have friends ... but I am a Brit and Thanksgiving does not appear on our calendar. Luckily the rest of the Design Team gave me kaboodles of facts and hopefully my design will inspire you to run off and make some cards.
I was sooooo excited when my Stampendous Damask Fall stamps landed on the door mat. Just the mention of the word Damask makes me think about all those lovely rich fabrics with their luxurious patterns and warm colors. So I set to work to recreate that feel on my card.



I have used a resist embossing technique to create the pattern on the background card with a mix of Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord distress inks. All the edges were distressed to add a bit of depth and then  layered up using yummy Chocolate Mocha Coredinations ... which is great for distressing too! Finally I thought the Damask flourishes worked well with the Wendy Vecchi flower which has been turned upside down to look like a pumpkin!

Resist Embossing
1. Stamp your pattern with Versamark ink onto white card and cover with Stampendous clear detail embossing powder. Heat with heat gun.
2. Blend your distress inks over the entire pattern and card.
3. Place a piece of plain white copy paper over your design and iron with a dry iron on a medium heat. Once the embossed pattern shows through onto the copy paper ... you have ironed the piece sufficiently.
4. Blend in a further color over the entire design ... for the thanksgiving card I used more Spiced marmalade but Old Paper works very well on most colors.
I hope you enjoyed my first post as much as I did creating it for you ... any questions ... just pop them in the comments and remember ...

Have fun :0)

26 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm the first one! Well, I think your first post and your card are great! I love what you have done with the flower/pumpkin, very clever. Thank you for the technique too!

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  2. Hi there - congratulations on your first post - easy eh! There'll be no stopping you now. Oh BTW the card and the mini tutorial were fandabbydozy!!!! Here's to your next one.
    Love Burnice x

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  3. Hi Linda.....great post as ever and a gorgeous card too! Heres to many more

    kazxx

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  4. Hi Linda, congratulations on a lovely card and your terrific first post.
    K x

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  5. Hi Linda, fantastic post and love your tutorial, well done, here to many more, I shall tune in every Friday xx

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  6. Linda, that is amazing! Love your card and tutorial!

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  7. Congratulations on your first post Linda and what a great job you did... fantastic!!

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  8. There, there, everything turned out great after all that worrying. Terrific card and tutorial. Now go and lie down in a darkened room and rest

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  9. great job Linda the cards just perfect, great colours and love the pumpkin, great blog post also xx

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  10. Lovely to see you here hun, and am looooving your fab tutorial...am dashing off to try that now :O)) Loving your art too xx

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  11. Congratulations on your blog! I love the little tutorials and tips!
    Sandra

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  12. Looks like you failed on at least one front Linda - billy no mates seems not to have put in an appearance ;o) Fab card, the pumpkin looks great!

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  13. A great post Linda - a stunning card and an easy to follow tutorial - what more could a girl ask !!!

    very well done

    x Hilda

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  14. Whooo Linda, well done on your first post!! Fab card xx

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  15. CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on your first post here Linda.... Looks like your a pro already to me. Love the resist technique and you have explained it so well.
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  16. Great job with very clear directions.

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  17. Brilliant first post Linda and I've never tried that technique so something new to play at :D

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  18. No need to worry its a beautiful card, rely like the Damask background and the scrolls, Well Done

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  19. Hi Hun,
    Congrats on your new position ;) gorgeous card :)
    Anne xx

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  20. Hi.....Fab card, brilliant instructions and the fist Blog is awesome too. Thanks for sharing.x

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  21. Gorgeous card, love the colours, this is great :)

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  22. awesome!!!!!! LOve this card the technique and the stamps!

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  23. Great Post, lovely card and you are certainly NOT 'Billy no mates' from this list of comments!

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  24. Linda,
    Cool card. No typos. Great first post here. Just as great as your regular blog.

    julie m

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  25. Hi Linda,
    Fantastic card with excellent instructions.
    Huge talent you have x x

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