Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Contest, New Card!

Happy New Year!

Today, Hero Arts started a new monthly contest and I couldn't wait to play along! It's all about something new. There is also a color challenge, which I hope to play with soon, and their technique this month is ATC's.


I'm also entering this into A Blog Named Hero's challenge, which is all about something new too.

  
For my card today, I decided to not only use a couple of new 2013 Hero Arts stamps, I also wanted to try a new (to me) technique. I saw this on the Hero Arts blog awhile back. Julie Ebersole shared a card and video with this fun technique. She used it on the sentiment of her card here. 

I decided to use the same technique on the whole Number Pattern background cling stamp. 


I colored the entire stamp with a Scattered Straw Distress Marker, then tapped/pounced a Wild Honey marker all over, on top of the lighter color. Love the way it turned out! Here's a close-up.


I'm saving this card for my Hubby's birthday in March! I think he'll like it.

Thanks for coming by! I hope this new year brings lots of crafty fun for all of us! :)

33 comments:

Robin K. said...

I looooooove the effect you achieved from this technique Barb!! I'm impressed you've got hubby's card done 2 months ahead of time!!!

Theresa said...

Love this card, Barb! Great colors!!

Sue said...

Hello Barb
isn't it exciting to try something new, and how satisfying when it works out so well. Your background is busy and eye-catching. And I am sure your husband is going to love what you have made him.

Smiles :-)
Sue

Rosemary said...

fun take on the technique, barb! your hubby will absolutely love this card! wish you a happy and crafty new year!

Annette said...

aww great card..love the stamped background...

Happy New Year.

Barb King said...

I love the way this turned out! I've got to try that technique.

Karen B. said...

Barb, this looks amazing! I was just thinking that the colors make for a perfect masculine card and then read that you'll be giving it to your husband. How perfect! (I think you should enter it into the PC Gallery, all about milestone birthdays too, if you haven't already.) Love that the background takes center stage until you get to the focal panel with the birthday information too. All around a really cool card.

Dawn Turley said...

Great colours Barb. I like the way the darker colour looks with lighter one. Pouncing is a great technique to use with the markers. Your hubby will love it.

Martha said...

WOW...what a FABULOUS and perfect card for your husband, Barb! You've used the technique SO beautifully. Love the background, sentiment, & the BIG BOLD number! Great job! Looks like a winner to me.

Thanks for the link to Julie's video. I always enjoy watching her create.

Happy New Year!

paula laird said...

Hi Barb, your card is wonderful. I bet your dh will love getting this card later. It sounds like you had lots of fun making this card using some new techniques.

Arlene said...

I love it! Wonderful color choices for the background numbers. Love the card!

Greta said...

What a cool technique--will have to give it a try! Happy New Year, Barb!

Tina said...

Barb, your card is fabulous. I didin`t know for this techique...thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle said...

Barb, this card is fantastic! Wow!

Lynn said...

What a gorgeous background and perfect for your hubby. I love how it gives a distressed feel. Stunning!

walchowDesign said...

Happy New Year to you!
Love how this technique turned out, Barb!

Sue McRae said...

I love how much colour variation you can get with this technique, a really great masculine card Barb!

Nancy K said...

I absolutely love this card, Barb! I also love it when you try something new; fabulous-ness follows!

Laura Jane said...

LOVE the monocromatic yellows!

Kathy (krolski) said...

That's a cool technique! I like how it shows off the different distress colors. Your hubby will love this!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Super cute,love your technique...

Jacqueline said...

I really love how you did your background, Barb!!

Trinh said...

Happy new year, Barb! The technique you used for the background is so cool! Your hubby is going to love the card and kiddos to you for getting it done early.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW! This is awesome - Your hubby will LOVE it! and I'm so envious that you have that stamp already - can't wait for mine to get here - it was such a "must have " (like a lot of others from the new catalogue (-: )
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow indeed! Love that card and the monochromatic palette! It looks so cool Barb!

TFS~

Anita Rex said...

What a cool technique Barb! I love how it turned out! Great idea to save the card, now your prepared and when time comes if you don't have time it won't matter!

donna mikasa said...

What a perfect masculine card--your hubby will love it! I love the colors and the cool technique! It's a definite must try for me, too!

Cathy A said...

Barb, the effect on the numbers is great, I am sure your hubbie will love this card for his special birthday!

Kristen said...

Great technique Barb, I'm sure hubs will love it!

xo, Kristina
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Hope you can visit me too <3
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Brenda said...

This is a card to be cherished Barb! I saw it on Flickr and loved it. YOu also used such amazing colours which I think are perfect for a guy. Hubby will adore it!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful stamping, Barb! Thanks for sharing this technique!

Judy1223 said...

VERY cool card...love that background!

Maureen Morton said...

I somehow missed this cool post, Barb! Guess the holidays got me. Anyway, this is smashing! What a great background you created. Loving it - can't believe hubby qualifies for this card, tho! Ha! Hugs, sweetie!