Well, ok. Sometimes, in the middle of the challenge I don't love it so much but after its all done and finished, I'm feelin' good. At the end, there's some satisfaction in knowing you've "won" - that you've figured something out. You learn some lessons along the way. And with that, here's today's card, a CR84FN challenge card:
I love Liquid Pearls. I'm building my collection of colors. I used White Opal on this card. You can add that pearl element in any size you want so you don't have to stock up on a ton of adhesive pearls.
My other "new" favorite is tulle ribbon. I'm using it on everything right now. I just love how fluffy it feels, not to mention the fact that I don't normally run into color matching problems like I do with ribbon.
And my lessons learned:
While I LOVE my Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink, I learned that my kraft paper doesn't (well, maybe it likes it too much). It kept absorbing into the paper before I could get the entire stamped image covered with embossing powder. Let's just say I refined the technique of moving swiftly!
I learned that if you leave the die cut in the die, it makes stamping a bit easier. It didn't turn out perfect but it seemed to be closer to being in the right place when I stamped it this way than when I didn't.
Ink is tricky sometimes. This time, I learned that chalk inks don't make good images on kraft, even the light shade of kraft I have (its actually Speckletone Papers in Oatmeal by French Paper).
Bonus Lesson: Paper Pleats
Scoring is like cutting. Measure twice, score once. I messed up on the pleats and had to start over because I mis-measured. Waste of time, waste of paper.
Challenges are good. They're one of the best ways to learn your lessons. Now...onto the next one!
Have a great week!