Wednesday, August 18, 2021

A Loving Hello

The Inky Paws inspiration colors of aqua, green, and yellow are a refreshing combination.  

I created the background panel of this card by heat embossing a plaid background stamp in clear EP and blending Aqua Mist and New Leaf dye inks with brushes.  I used a trick recommended by Cathy Zielske to polish up the embossed lines. She adds a drop of stamp cleaner to a cloth and clears away the ink that may have beaded on the embossing.  A light misting of water created some subtle spotting.

The focal image from Newton's Nook was trimmed with a banner die and was topped with a 'junk bow' created from scraps of ribbon and lace. 

Thanks for taking a look,

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Add a sentiment)
Dare 2B Artzy (A/G challenge)


Twin Crafter said...

What plaid background stamp was used?

Christine said...

Here's a link to the Pink Fresh plaid stamp used for the background panel.

Claire Lamb said...

Oh, that is a great tip for ink blending over embossing powder! And I absolutely love the way you showcased the challenge colors with that adorable sunflower! Thanks for joining us in the Inky Paws Challenge!

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Indy's Designs said...

Oh the plaid looks amazingly behind the sunflowers! Wonderful way to use the Inky Paws Challenge colors! So happy you shared with us!

2sistersproject said...

Such a a pretty card. Great use of the challenge colors. Thanks so much for linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge.
Hugs Diane