Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just Us Girls #82

Good Morning Ladies!
Just Us Girls has an all new challenge being hosted by the very talented Andrea this week.  She is challenging us to use the Emboss Resist technique.  This is one technique that I absolutely love
using this technique and you can find a tutorial here from Splitcoast Stampers.

There are just all sorts of looks you can achieve with this technique by using different distress inks which blend together so perfectly!  On my card I started off by embossing my tree with Shabby Shutters distress ink from Tim Holtz with a clear embossing powder.  I then used my distress mat and tool to shade the bottom half with Shabby Shutters then moved on to Spun Sugar ending with Tumbled Glass for the sky.  I was going for the look of a summer morning sunrise.

For my clock I used a Tim Holtz stamp from the Curiosities collection.  He has the coolest stamps ever!  I did the same technique for this except I used Vintage Photo distress ink to emboss with.  I couldn't find a quote I liked to go with this so I just made my own and then used the banner dye from Lil' Inker Designs by running it half way through my Cuttlebug then positioning it on the other end to make a full banner instead of the half banner it is originally intended for.

Supplies; Tim Holtz distress inks-Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, Dress It Up-button, CTMH-tiny brads, MTME-digi paper (Fresh cut Expressions 2), PTI-White, Yellow, Pink cardstock, Stampers Anonymous-Tim Holtz Collection (Curiosities CMS104), Stampin' Up- Tree image

***Stop by the rest of the JUGS blogs for more inspiration***

and our April guest designer Teresa Kline's blog.

How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS82. After you post to Inlinkz you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 5th. The Inlinkz form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.


  1. Love your card! So serene. I'd have never thought of putting a clock face on it to bring it all together. Beautifully done.

  2. Oh what a soft and serene scene Kathryn! With perfectly blended pastels - the sentiment is just made for a card such as this! So peaceful… what a WONDERFUL way to show someone you care! This is BRILLIANT my friend! Amazing take on the emboss resist technique - you BRING IT every week!!!

  3. *sigh* I spied this one in the photo folder and that's just what I did - sighed a contended sigh - took a break from all the stress of the day - made me want to grab a cuppa tea and settle down with a good book on a porch swing. Just GORGEOUS Kathryn. I LOVE it.

  4. Uh huh, yep, *sigh* is what I did too! I'd like to take a nap under the tree in your card. So pretty and peaceful Kathryn!

  5. Darling, darling, TALENTED girl.... this scrumptiously colored and BEAUTIFULLY festooned piece of crafty GORGEOUSNESS has my tail wagging and pulse racing! I am ALL a-swoon with it's beauty. Thanks for whipping up SUCH fun - this is awesome, girly-girl!