Monday, July 18, 2016

Sending You Prayers

Day 4 of My Favorite Things Camp Create challenge series is "Magnificent Masking." I had seen a technique demonstrated by Nichol Magouirk, where she inked a panel with Distress ink, and then inked over it again (with the same color) through a stencil to create a tone-on-tone background. I decided to try that with MFT's "Petal Circles" stencil (apparently discontinued).
I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4x5.25" for my panel. I then inked it in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Shaded Lilac Distress inks. I really like the green/purple color combination, and added the Peacock Feathers to prevent the Cracked Pistachio & Shaded Lilac from making mud where they would overlap.

When I was inking, to get a smooth blend, I added a lot of ink to the cardstock. After I'd gotten the green & blue rather dark, I happened to think that I might be ruining my panel by going too dark, too fast. But I decided to press on and finish inking. I figured, if I had ruined it, all I would waste by proceeding was a bit more ink and some time. So I finished inking, and then taped the stencil over the panel. I inked through the stencil with the same colors. When I'd finished, I lifted one corner of the stencil to take a peek and see if the color value difference was great enough. And it had worked! I had the two-tone effect I'd been going for. Whew! I did add a little more Shaded Lilac over that area to deepen the design color, and removed the stencil.

For the greeting, I stamped the "Sending you" & "prayers" from Hero Arts' "Prayers" set onto a scrap of mint cardstock with Versamark ink. I heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, and cut it into a strip. I rounded both right corners with my 1/4" Corner Chomper, and adhered it to my background panel.

I decided my card needed a little something extra, so I stamped one of the butterflies from Our Daily Bread Designs' "Trois Jolies Papillons" set onto vellum with Versamark, and heat embossed that with Liquid Platinum as well. I die cut it with the coordinating die, and used a little Perfect Paper Adhesive on the body to glue it in place, overlapping the greeting strip. Finally, I matted the panel with a piece of cream cardstock, and adhered it to a white A2 card base.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking's July Challenge: "Anything Goes"
Pile It On Challenge #112: "Use Your Favorite Colors"
Virginia's View Challenge #22: "All About Colors"


  1. What a really great looking card! Love the colors & design!

  2. So pretty! I really like your background and the layout - just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing over at a2z!

  3. Beautiful ombre background. Lovely card.

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

  4. Love the ombré! Beautiful card as always Andrea. Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking!

  5. I love the color choice and the metallic embossing, beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking!

  6. Beautiful Andrea. Thanks for playing along with us at A2Z this month

  7. Wow beautiful ombre background and very delicate vellum butterfly!! Thanks for playing with us at a2z.

  8. Such a lovely and beautiful card! Love the background and the sentiment.
    Thank You for playing along wiith our a2z Scrapbooking July Challenge!

  9. ok, this is my fave! glad to see it at a2z!


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