> Positive Thoughts The Spot Color Challenge #106 - Rick Adkins

Positive Thoughts The Spot Color Challenge #106

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made for this week's color challenge over at The Spot.  The color challenge this month features Petal Pink, Gray Granite and at least one or more metallic Color.  I chose to use copper as my metallic, and I used the Positive Thoughts stamp set from the January-June Mini Catalog on my card today.  I did a fun little technique that's been around for a while on my card. I used the triple stamping technique to create a fun and actually quick card.  Here's a look at my card.  


Here's the challenge image that inspired today's card.  You can click on the image below to check out what the other design team members created and play along with us this week. 

Tips & Tricks: 

The triple stamping technique is really quite easy.  All you have to do is have three pieces of cardstock that are cut two sizes smaller than the base layer.  You want to leave room for the three mats that you are going to add.  Add a little removable adhesive to the cardstock and stack them all up at one time.  Stamp the images you are going to use.  In my case I stamped all the images from the Positive Thoughts stamp set in Versamark ink and then covered them all in Copper Stampin' Embossing Powder heat set each layer and then added them to my copper foil mats.  



I attached everything together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  You do have to make sure that when you are lining the layers back up on the layer on top you have to line the images up so that they look as if they fit back together correctly.  You do have a little wiggle room but not alot.  I love the look of how the stamping looks endless.  I chose to alternate the colors of my cardstock between Petal Pink and Gray Granite between each copper foil layer.  I started out with my Petal Pink card base then did a copper foil layer then a gray granite layer then the copper the petal pink and so on and so forth.  


Before adding the layered card front to the card base I added some of the Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to the front and tied a simple knot to one side.  I then used the Stitched Shapes Dies and cut out a stitched circle from some Petal Pink Cardstock and stamped the flower from the sent in the middle with Petal Pink ink.  I did stamp off once to get a lighter shade of Petal Pink for the flower.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and covered with it copper embossing powder and then heat set it.  I added the stitched circle to a scalloped circle that I die cut from some copper foil.  The sentiment piece was then popped up over the ribbon with a couple stampin' dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added a few champagne rhinestones.  I thought they complimented the copper foil really nicely.  


For the inside of my card I stamped one of the sentiments in Gray Granite ink and stamped the feather a few times around the inside of the card.  Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope that you will take a little time this week and play along with us at The Spot for this week's color challenge.  I know that you will find this to be a super fun challenge and it will really spark your creative juices.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen used today you can order them from my online store by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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