Monday, September 8, 2008

CHF challenge chicks Monday!

This week's Cornish Heritage Farms design team challenge was to use Adirondack inks on a project. I used my inks to create a custom inked background using glossy paper and clear embossing. I've seen many others do this technique and I've been wanting to try it out myself so this week's challenge was a perfect time.

You can find ALL the Adirondack Ink's on sale in the Cornish Heritage Farms store this week too!

1. Stamp French Script backgrounder with Staz On ink onto glossy cardstock.
2. Stamp flourish stamps on top of background with Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
3. Apply Adirondack inks to glossy paper using cut and dry foam. Layer the colours as desired and apply in a swirling motion to blend and VOILA, a custom background!

Be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the projects (and LOTS of new techniques) from the CHF chicks: Julia, Joanne, Kristine, Lisa S, Julie, Dawn, Kim, Alli, Michele, Becky, and Val
We'd also love to see your work! Be sure to upload in the gallery and link in the challenge thread here.

French script backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms, Rummage Bin Beautiful stamp set by Cornish Heritage Farms, Motivational Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms

StazOn Saddle brown ink (for script background), Adirondack Pitch Black ink (for sentiment), Adirondack Pool Blue ink, Adirondack Denim Blue ink, Adirondack Ginger ink, Adirondack Sail Boat Blue ink, Versamark ink

Bazzill kraft cardstock, Ranger Glossy white paper (for creating custom background)

Cut and Dry foam, Heat gun (for embossing)

Prima flowers, Bazzill brads, Clear embossing powder, K and Company journalling box


Julia Stainton said...

Wowsa!!! That is one stunning background!!!!!!!!!!!! Rich and gorgeous card!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Beautiful Card!!! I've got to try this technique. TFS!

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a beautiful card Jen! I've got to try this technique now! TFS!

Valerie said...

Beautiful card, Jennifer! I haven't done this tech in a long time, maybe it's time to try it again!

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful effect Jen, love it!

Becky said...

So rich and elegant!

Dawn said...

whoa Jen! that is one beautiful card!! love the bg you created!

Kimberly said...

WOW. That is stunning! What an amazing background!!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a nice comment-I have been a fan of your work for sometime!! I am going to have to head over to CHF and check things out-the challenges look like a ton of fun!
Have a wonderful day! :)

Kim Hughes said...

socks knocked off woman!!!

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love your background and the colors are absolutely beautiful!! What an inspiration!! I will have to give this one a try!! :)Kathy

Silvergirl said...

Oh my word!!! That's just decadent!!! I love how rich that background is with all the layers and colors!