Flower Gallery 30-031 clear stamp set
Special Thoughts 30-338 clear stamp set
Die: Dots & Swirls
Tim Holtz distress inks, Memento ink
Tombow dual brush markers
White embossing powder/Versa Mark ink
Clarity stencil brushes
Clarity stencil brushes
For my card, I used linen texture card stock. I picked up a box of this in Walmart a year or so ago. It was inexpensive, and the texture is lovely. I also purchased a box of the cream linen. It is a pretty light weight stock, so I usually mount my panel to a 110# card base.
Using my Misty, I stamped and embossed the flower onto Bristol card stock. I always use the Misty when stamping on textured paper, so that I can ink two or three times for optimum coverage.
I water colored the flowers with the Tombow markers and a watercolor brush, then fussy-cut them.
On the linen card, I used my Clarity Brush to add a soft strip of abandoned coral distress ink about a third of the way up, fading out for a soft, blended look. I used a scrap of white to cut the scroll die (I really love this die, and use it often). I adhered the die over the stronger colored area, the added the flowers, using foam tape to give them dimension and interest. The verse is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink, again on the Misty.
I thought it could use just a little something, but I didn't want sequins, so I got creative and made my own embellishments. I added intermittent large and small dots with my light prawn Copic marker, then topped them with a drop of Glossy Accents. They look like little plastic dot gems.
I am adding my card to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, where the theme is Anything Goes!
I am also adding it to:
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - Love notes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Color of love
Thanks so much for stopping in today. It's a bitter cold day here, and I'm so thankful for my nice warm home, and time to create in my little craft room. Life is good!
I have finally organized my Zentangle supplies (pens, papers, yadda, yadda) into a great little bag I found, which houses them perfectly and compactly. Now it travels with me almost everywhere I go, so I always have something to do while waiting at doctors offices, etc. I haven't done a tangle in a while, and it is calling to me. This afternoon, after a cuppa with the hubby, I'm going to play with Zentangle. Stay tuned for a post soon.