Sunday, May 19, 2019

Many Thanks

My card started out when I created this background with a stencil and a couple Distress Inks.
 The colors I used went along with the Color Throwdown color combination.  
 Next I pulled out a flower stamp from a brand-new-to-me set from Altenew.  Since I stamped the flower with white ink and embossed it with white ink, coloring it was then extremely easy using Cracked Pistachio Distress Stain.  Because I used watercolor paper, this ink works like magic for coloring and the white acted as a resist. 
I cut my panel with a rectangle stitched die by Avery Elle making it fit the Simon Says Wednesday challenge.  The sentiment is a word die from My Favorite Things.  I cut the words from Silver glitter cardstock and again from gray cardstock, gluing the two layers together.  

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sending Happy Thoughts

Playing with inks, my favorite!!!
 To create my background, I used a stencil and a few different Distress Ink colors to make my card fit the Color Throwdown challenge.  
A finishing touch was to cut the word "hello" in gold metallic paper, I love that pop of bling.   
  The leaf wreath is a stamp by Altenew.  I stamped that with white and embossed it with white on watercolor paper then when I added the inks, the embossed lines acted as a resist. 

And the Just Us Girls, Bold Letters challenge with the Metallic gold word.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Monday, May 6, 2019

Just A Note

 Another card, another opportunity to play with inks and stamping, can't get better!!!
 My main focus for this card was the color combination at Color Throwdown and the sketch design at Freshly Made Sketches.  I pulled out a really old Hero Arts background stamp, stamping it in white and embossing it in white so that that design then acted as a resist to my Distress Inks, Tea Dye and Spun Sugar.  
 I just received some new Altenew stamps so I of course had to open those packages to finish my card.  I added a few Nuvo Crystal dots in black and a transparent light pink to finish the card after coloring the images with Zig Clean Color markers on watercolor paper.  
 Here is the Color Throwdown combo.
And here is the Freshly Made sketch.
And the Fusion challenge, I didn't use butterflies but a wreath design.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)