Hi friends! It's time for another fantastic inspiration challenge over at The Card Concept. This one has beautiful shades of pinks and purples paired with woodgrain that had me itching to try out my new Distress Oxide inks.
And oh my word, I don't think I've been as excited about an ink pad since I first discovered stamping. These stamp so well and are rich and creamy in color and react so amazingly with water. I had so much fun smooshing backgrounds galore, so I'm sure you'll be see more pinks and purples from me in the future as I turn those backgrounds into cards.
So I started with the backgrounds, inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo, then moved on to the flowers. I love these flowers from Beautiful Things, so used my MISTI to stamp them in worn lipstick, then spritzed a bunch and let them fade away and dry, then stamped again with wilted violet for a crisp outline. I added some glitter to the outer petals with a glue pen and loose glitter, then accented the centers with shine bright sequins and a teeny little flatback pearl.
I knew I wanted to pull in some woodgrain from the chair in the photo, so decided to make my own. I started with white cardstock, then smooshed a bit of iced spruce on my craft mat and spritzed with water. I then took a dry stencil brush and dipped it in the watery ink and made sweeping strokes across my cardstock. I repeated with a layer of vintage photo, then did a similar treatment using a watered down bit of weathered wood distress crayon. I went back with the other colors as needed and then embossed with a woodgrain folder. I felt it still needed a bit more blue, so I finished off with a round of broken china. I then cut it down to card size and used the extra bits to cut the leaves using the Beautiful Flowers Die Set.
The sentiment is stamped on vellum in versamark and then embossed in white. Then I roughed up the edges of everything and layered it all together with a bit of lace.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous day. For a little more inspiration, head on over to The Card Concept blog to see what the other designers are sharing today.
Stamps: Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper (Fabriano), white card stock (Neenah), vellum
Ink: wilted violet, worn lipstick, vintage photo, iced spruce, broken china distress oxide inks, weathered wood distress crayon (Ranger), Versamark
Accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), white embossing powder, woodgrain embossing folder (Darice), lace, stencil brush, flatback teeny pearls, glitter, MISTI
This blog is for personal inspiration only and all projects are my original designs unless otherwise stated. I own Verve Stamps and have received products and materials to work with from several generous companies over the years. While I have received free products from these companies, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.