Thursday, August 24, 2017

IO Challenge- So Very Thankful

It is always a good time to talk about making thank you cards or cards for Thanksgiving.  For today's challenge, I went more of the Thanksgiving route.

I started with the Boxwood Cover a Card image and stamped it with orange ink and embossed it with clear powder.  I've used that Cover a Card for Christmas cards, but I thought it worked well with Fall colors too.  The center has the new Painted Pumpkin image stamped in orange ink.  I also added a bit of yellow/orange Pan Pastel on the diagonal lines.  To finish the card, I added the Give Thanks sentiment. 

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

IO Color Challenge- Orange and Turquoise

Greetings friends.  I really enjoy a color challenge, and I have to admit that I don't think I often put orange and turquoise together.  I do like how much the two colors pop when placed together.

For my card, I used the new Succulent Pumpkin and colored it with an assortment of Zig Clean Color Brush markers and a waterbrush.  Once it was dry, I added a turquoise "halo" around the pumpkin and softened it with a waterbrush till the color faded to white.  I added a bit of brown Zig marker under the pumpkin to ground it and then added a sentiment from the Holiday Words cling set. 

Want to see how the other designers interpreted the color challenge?  Stop by their various blogs to see.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Clean and Simple Floral Card

Greetings friends.  Today is my turn on the Impression Obsession Design Team to share a card with you.  I chose one of my favorite new stamps called the Double Cone Flower.  I really love how it lends itself to quick and easy cards.  You could take the time to color the flowers and leaves, but I decided on a simple monochromatic pattern instead.

To make the card, I started with white cardstock and stamped it with purple pigment ink and the Distressed Denim Cover a Card.  That gave me a nice mottled purple background.  I then placed my stamp into my MISTI stamp poisitioner and stamped the flower multiple times using black Versafine ink.  A good stamp positioner is ideal for this project because solid stamps are notoriously difficult to stamp well the first time.  Stamping it multiple times with layers of ink works much better.  To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Words for Art cling set. 

Thanks so much for visiting me today!