colourQ #140

Happy Tuesday! It’s time for a new colourQ challenge! I tried a new technique that I’ve been reading about on different blogs, which is faux letterpress. I went through a few tries before I got it right…here’s my card:
Supplies: cardstock (Real Red, Tempting Turqoise,  Lucky Limeade – Stampin’ UP!), ink (Real Red, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade – Stampin’ UP!), embossing folders (houndstooth – Lifestyle Crafts; dots – Cuttlebug), image stamps and die (Papertrey ink), sentiment stamp (Paper Smooches), baker’s twine.
It’s not that hard to do…basically you will be inking the inside of one of your embossing folders and placing the pre-cut card stock inside. Then, when you run it through your die-cut machine, you get part of the image inked and you’ll have custom-embossed patterned paper.

I discovered a few things: it’s easier to cut the card stock before you emboss it. It may take a few tries as you figure out which side you prefer to have inked vs. embossed.

 I used Stampin’ Up Classic ink, and it cleans up easily from the inside of your folder with a wet wipe. Depending on the card stock you use (I used SU card stock as well), you might get more of a distressed look as the ink will not soak in some spots and will be darker in other places. For this card, it’s probably more noticeable because I used the Island Indigo ink on the turquoise card stock.
Here’s our colourQ for this week:

Thanks to everyone who joined us for last week’s challenge! I noticed that a few people were inspired by my dress form stamp/die set from last week’s card…it’s very flattering to know that my creations inspired you in some way!
To be considered for this week’s colourQueen, make sure to link your creation at the colourQ blog by Sunday, June 10 at noon Central Time! (Don’t forget to display the challenge colors and link back to the colourQ blog in your entry post.)
Of course, the rest of the colourQ Royal Court have created some gorgeous projects with this week’s colors! You can see them on the colourQ blog or by visiting their personal blogs. (The links are to the right next to the thumbnail of this week’s challenge colors.) 
I’m in the process of opening my online card store. I hope to get the kinks worked out so that I can open the shop this weekend! I’ll be sure to post the info here when it goes live!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create with this week’s colourQ!

8 thoughts on “colourQ #140

  1. Marybeth says:

    Such a pretty card with the cups… I have yet to use. Cant wait to try this technique! It sounds easy , off to give it a try.TFS

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