Monday, November 26, 2012

Flowers and Wise Men

No, those two don't go together except in this post!

 I wish you could see this card in real life! It turned out way more exciting then I expected.  I embossed the Hero Arts background stamp with clear ink and clear embossing powder on white cardstock. Next, I took a brownish color of paint and painted over the entire piece.  Before this was completely dry, I carefully wiped off the paint and revealed this great look.
 It looks like porcelain or china since it turned out shiny with the clear embossing powder.
 I used this CAS(E) this sketch for my inspiration.
 Next up, I used some really neat new Flower Soft stamps for this card.  I used a EK Success border punch on this too.
 I love the look of silhouette stamps and this entire set is just that.  For the blue background, I took some Distress Stain and applied it directly to an acrylic stamping block and then touched that inked block to my paper and slightly turned the block which gave me that swirl pattern.
 This card fits in with the Cas-ual Fridays Winter Blues challenge.
And for a fun photo...
We came across this cutie in the parking garage of our Target!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

12 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous cards!! you always deliver!!

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautifully crafted. Love all the little finishing touches. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS Linda!! I loveeeeeeeeee the wise men!! And how cute is that car with the eyelashes!!??!!??? LOVEEEEEEEEE it!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, great cards, Linda! I LOVE that embossed panel! Never thought to use paint for a resist treatment! And gorgeous wise men design, too! So love the blue background and love how you used the silhouette images overlapping the sentiment. Gorgeous!

sanketi said...

Lovely cards and the blue background on the second one is simply superb!

Christina said...

Gorgeous cards and great techniques! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

beautiful!

Sarah Webb said...

Beautiful embossing!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous stamping and inking! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful winter blue! I love the background with the Three Wise Men image, Linda! The added gem is perfect, too! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lea L. said...

These are really pretty, Linda!! Love them!!

Angie Tieman said...

Great cards!! I love the bluish background you created behind the three wise men, very cool! That car pic is FUN too!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!