The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays is to make a clean and simple card with a black card base!...
The sponsor this week is Lil' Inker Designs!
Lil' Inkers will be giving the winner of this week's challenge a $20 gift certificate to their store...check out their wonderful dies and stamps!!
I decided to go real simple with this challenge and my black base IS my card!! As some of you may know, I LOVE coloring with Prismacolor pencils!! I have colored on some different colored cardstock with great success: yellow, gray and one of my favorite kraft colored papers. When I found out the challenge, I thought,"How cool would it be to try coloring on BLACK??!!
This is a longer than usual post...had a few things to 'splain:)!!
I used one of my very favorite Hero Arts stamps(Daisies) stamped in versamark and white embossed. I always use a static bag over the card before stamping....works like a charm at not leaving white specks on the card after embossing. I think it's so funny that all the prismas DON'T work on black, best bet is to try a prismacolor on a scrap piece of paper (black, kraft, gray...whatever color you are working on) before coloring on your stamped image. Better to be sorry on scrap paper than to ruin your card with a color you thought you'd like but hate when you color with it on your card:)!! This has 2 shades of purple...and two shades of green . I had actually been waiting on acetate for a couple weeks to finish this card...I thought the sentiment would look so cool on acetate over the image, but have never owned any acetate, so I ordered some. I stamped on it with versamark and then white embossed...OMGoodness ....specks of white everywhere!! I googled and tried all the suggestions: I tried my static bag, dryer sheet, paint brush to rub off...NOTHING worked to keep the white off!! Can anyone tell me if they have used acetate and had success and HOW?! I wound up cutting around the sentiment which cut off most of the specks...I still love the idea of the sentiment on acetate over the image on this card but must admit not the easiest thing to work with! Hey, gotta let you know of failures along with all the many successes in creating...I need to find a solution and love all this acetate I now have(I actually ordered a second package when my first wasn't coming on time and I had to finish my card, so now I have not 1 but 2 packages of acetate)!! But other than that...still LOVING my prismas!!!
Don't forget to check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see what the design team has come up with but don't forget CAS-ual Fridays on Facebook...you will find yours truly there every Monday and another Girl Friday there every day of the challenge for added inspiration!! Hope you have a COLORFUL week!!!Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa