Thursday, January 28, 2016
Sending You Love and Kindness
A Blog Named Hero has been having a "One Layer" challenge this month. I decided to create one more card for that challenge.
I began by stamping Hero Arts' "Hydrangea" towards the top of my white A2 card base, using Ranger Archival French Ultramarine ink. I then stamped the greeting, from "Acts of Kindness," centered underneath the flower. I heat embossed that with Wow White Pearl embossing powder. When that had cooled, I masked off above & below the greeting, & inked that area with Faded Jeans & Salty Ocean Distress inks. Then I removed my masking tape.
The flower, as it was, looked rather blah. So I pulled out my new Prismacolor colored pencils and added a bit of color to the bloom & leaves. I also inked the very bottom of the stem on the stamp with French Ultramarine, and stamped it below the greeting area, so it looks like the stem continues behind the greeting. To help "fill in" the white space around the flower, I inked lightly with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I left the area right around the image uninked, so it looks like it has a glow. Finally, I rounded the top corners with my 1/2" Corner Chomper; & added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, in both the 6mm & 4mm sizes.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes"
a2z Scrapbooking's January "Fireworks" (I figure the sequins work as bling!)
Through the Craft Room Door "Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion Challenge #296 "Anything Goes"