Monday, May 7, 2012

VC Rocks Pre-challenge #7

Since Pre-challenge cards for VC Rocks is what I have been creating, that's what I'll be sharing over the next couple of days.  For this card, we had to pull from Pre-challenge #6, which went something like this:  Grab 3 different quarter sheet sized sections of card stock- one must be white or vanilla, one any color of your choice and one black.  For the white or vanilla piece- stamp all over with any color ink. Stick to one color or use 2-3 colors. If you have embossing folders, run this stamped piece through the embossing folder of your choice. If you don't have embossing folders you can use a paper crimper, dry emboss with brass stencils, texturizing plate or crumple up in your hand. Then using one of the ink colors you stamped with, gently swipe the ink pad across the raised or embossed portions. This layer of ink does not have to be perfect... stray marks are fine.  For the colored section- run through your embossing folder, texture plate, paper crimper or dry emboss with a brass stencil. No additional inking.  For the black section- spritz with plain water, crumple up in your hands and then press flat. Tear the straight edges by hand or use your tearing edge tool. The final size of this black section will vary.

Onto my card.  For Pre-challenge #7, we had to take the torn and crumpled piece of BLACK card stock from preview challenge 2 and combine with the folded half sheet with a BLACK stamped border from preview challenge 2 to create an encouragement or friendship card. You may add white or vanilla but otherwise only the color from the base card and black. Colored embellishments are encouraged. 

Again, tough challenge!  I don't know why, but I just had a very difficult time with this one.  In fact, I think it may have been one of the last challenges that I completed because I kept putting it off. 

Not my favorite card, but I did complete the challenge, so that makes me happy! 
If you want in on all the fun, be sure to head on over to VC Rocks and ask to join!  New members are only being taken until the end of the month!
Thank you for stopping by and until next time ... Happy Stamping!
Blushing Bride Card Stock (119796)
Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
Basic Black Ink (101179)
Occasions Alphabet Stamp Set (W-117090; C-123598)
Patterned Party Stamp Set (W-123065; C-123067)
Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Set (123130)
Ovals Originals Die (114525)
Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859)
Large Pearls Basic Jewels (125577 - SO glad these carried over from the Occasions Mini!)

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