Tuesday, February 21, 2017


After seeing a technique HERE whereby one drags ink pads across an embossed panel of cardstock, I decided to try it for a color challenge. The color challenge was limited to three colors but this may be a good way to create cards for those challenges that have many colors.
Using an embossed panel of Crumb Cake, red and black ink were dragged across the design. The sentiment was die cut and using the negative space, the banner was backed with black cardstock. A strip of black was adhered to the right edge of the card base, then a zigzag strip. Black dots were added with ink.
The embossed panel was adhered, a stitch line was added to the left edge and the card front was decorated with "wheels" on clear foam and the sentiment block on Dimensionals. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and decorated with die cut "wheels."

This card is being submitted to:

1. Just Us Girls Color Challenge #381

2. The Male Room Challenge #54
     (Theme: Wheels - I may be stretching this one!)

3. Happy Little Stampers February Challenge  (Theme: Anything Goes with Dies)

Techniques: Ink dragging, dry embossing, die cutting, direct-to-paper
Size: A2

Stampin' Up! Materials
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Die: Swirly Scribbles
Misc.: Dimensionals

Other Materials
Die: Paper Smooches "Birthday Words"
Misc.: Kool-Tac clear foam, zigzag scissors, Copic black pen, Darice EF


  1. Very cool design Melanie! Your technique is just perfect with the colors that you used. Love your design! :)

  2. This is a great technique, Melanie. Your card turned out really super and I like the matching embellishment pieces.

  3. This is such a fun and funky card, Melanie. I love the technique. It gives a lot of texture to the background. Thanks for sharing your card at Just Us Girls this week.

  4. Great texture here, you really nailed that technique. I love that the circle die cuts match the circle-like pattern in the background. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!

  5. Wow, neat...love how the wheels match the background embossing and the technique used in coloring is beautifully done.

  6. Love your technique with the inking. Love the black and red. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room Challenge. Faith DT

  7. I noticed that Paper Smooches die right away...lol! And that background you created... wowzer! Love. It. !!!

  8. Fabulous design with great color combo. Thank You for playing along with HLS February Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!