Tuesday, March 27, 2007

More VSN Fun...A resistant boss!

I thought the 1st VSN challenge on Friday night was great! Such a cute idea to tie in a vacation-resistant boss for the Emboss Resist technique! I immediately decided to use the Do the Hula set for those gorgeous hibiscus. (Aren't you proud of me mom? I knew the right name!)

First, I brayered my glossy CS with pretty in pink ink. Next, I stamped the flowers with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next, I sponged some pink passion around the flowers to make them pop. For the focal flower, I inked it up with Apricot Appeal, markered pretty in pink on the petals, then edged the petals with pink passion before stamping on whisper white CS. I stamped the leaves with Gable Green on Gable Green CS and then cut everything out. 2 leaves are adhered directly to the background layer, one is popped on 1 dimensional, and the flower is popped on 2 dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped Aloha with pink passion on whisper white, lightly sponged some pink passion around the edges and clipped the corner with the ticket corner punch. Same with the pink passion layer, and then I put the brads in the black layer.

If I were doing this over, I would have added a layer of black between the background and the gable green base...or even a layer of pink passion. It definitely needs a little more. But, given the 45 minute time limit...I'm satisfied.

Stamps: Do the Hula
Paper: Glossy white, Gable green, basic black, pink passion, whisper white
Ink: Gable green, pink passion, pretty in pink, apricot appeal, versamark
Accessories: brayer, clear ep, ticket corner punch, narrow lt pink organdy

PS. Mom and dad got here this morning safe and sound...and I've been having a BLAST with my new pasta machine for embossing with my cuttlebug folders!! Now to make something with them all!! :-) However, mom did forget my Doddle This set...so I'll have to wait a little longer to play with it. :-( Oh well. I'll survive. I suppose.


  1. LOVE this card! I gotta get out my set. Pretty colors and layout. TFS

  2. I really am liking all what you are doing with this set. I think you chose wonderful colors & it looks fab!

    Glad to hear mom & dad are there safe & sound (with goodies too).
    Have a super visit!!

  3. Very pretty card... loving the colours you used :)

  4. I like it! Look forward to seeing what you create with your newly cuddled paper, too! :)

  5. Loving this card....makes me feel like I'm on the islands! Perfect for the dreay weather we are having here.


  6. This is really a great job! I love that set!

  7. This card is to feminine and beautiful. I love it.

  8. Great card Jana! Love the colors and the festive feel! I'll get the whoopie for you soon! (although I can't ever eat a whole one - way to rich for me!) ;)


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