Saturday, January 14, 2023

You Are Invited

 I am excited to tell you that I was asked to be on the Inkspirational Design Team!  So this is my very first post making a card for the 1st Inkspirational Challenge for 2023!

I was inspired by the word prompt - Welcome - and made a card to be used as an invitation to a dinner or party.  I would feel welcome if I was invited to a party wouldn't you?

I created my background using a fun embossing folder by Eileen Hull/Sizzix called Silverware (it just shows mostly the handles of the forks, knives and spoons!)  Can you see the silverware?  They are the white bits!

I used the resist debossed background technique on the panel (sounds difficult but it's really easy!)  I rubbed my Versamark ink on the inside bottom piece of the opened embossing folder - so the raised part gets inked.  I put a piece of white Mixed Media card in the folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  I removed the panel and covered the back side that had gotten the Versamark on it, with white embossing powder, tapped the extra powder off and embossed with my heat tool. 

Theoretically, just the raised parts get embossed in white (you might have to brush some of the embossing powder off the card around the edges of the images if  the panel seems to be totally covered?!)

Then I smooshed various Distress inks first and then DOX inks (blues and browns, listed below) on my craft mat (one at at time) spritzed with water and smooshed the panel into the ink.  Only the parts that didn't get embossed in white will absorb the ink.  

I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white card, backed it to a slightly larger strip of teal card and adhered it over the panel with foam tape. 

We'd love to have you join us over at Inkspirational!  Check out the great creations from the other DT members and link up your card by Friday 1/27!

I'm also linking my card to:

Use your favorite colors - mine are blues and browns

first time using the Silverware Emb folder

Stamps:  Table Service - Papertrey Ink (retired)
Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media White,  Tropical Teal and white - Papertrey Ink.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Grand Espresso, Ranger Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina and Walnut Stain, Versamark, Nocturne - Versafine Clair.
Accessories:  Silverware 3D Textured Embossing Folder - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, white embossing powder, heat tool, water mister, craft mat, foam strips.


Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous! Love it, and what time shall I drop round? Hugs. Jo x

cm said...

Talk about making an impressive debut to Inkspirational, Julia! Your silverware invitation card is amazing! Artsy awesome in every way! I've not had success with the techniques you've used, but really should try again at some point. In the meantime, I'll gaze in awe at your outstanding results! So thrilled you're on the team! As in BIG thrilled!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the DT appointment, sis! They must be thrilled to have you and your debut card is truly inspiring! I can see the silverware and I would definitely feel welcome if I got this fabulous invitation! Thanks for linking again in the NBUS gallery! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Congrats on being part of the Inkspirational team, Julia!! Your first DT card is inkspirational, my friend!! I love the pieces of silverware with the fabulous inking around them. Very cool, artistic card! xx

I Card Everyone said...

Julia, with a background as a chef/caterer I really would love to receive this invitation - to eat, not cook though!
this is fantastic! What a fabulous embossing folder - you've really optimized it with these colors!
Congratulations on your newest team!!

HilaryJane said...

I don't think I have ever used this technique, but I love the effect, so I am going to have to change that. what a great idea for a dinner party invite, it looks amazing. Congratulations on joining that very special design team xx

Bonnie said...

What an awesome use of this technique, Julia! Love the colors! A very welcoming invitation! Congratulations on your well deserved place on this design team!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Impressive card with that ef, Julia - love the texture!! Congrats on your new DT spot!!

Marlena M. said...

Lovely texture and interest Julia! It's wonderful to have you on INkspirational~

brenda said...

very prettily crafted and lovely to see you at We Love Stamping, but I think from your post all the embossed elements are die cuts rather than stamping, our challenge explains this requirement.

B x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous embossed background, love the effect and the colours!

Susie Bentz said...

Great technique for this folder Julia! I am definitely going to try it. Congrats on the new gig! Looking forward to lots of inspiration!

Susan said...

Love the way the embossing folder technique turned out. I must get busy and try it! Fabulous colour choices and great design for an invitation!

Pia S said...

Clever choice of technique, this card looks absolutely stunning!

Nonni said...

Very fun technique and great take on the challenge! xx

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations, Julia. This is wonderful news. I love your card and the technique you used on it.