Hello, friends! It's been a few weeks since I had a chance to play along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge, so I took the opportunity this afternoon to put some ideas to paper.
This week's challenge is to use pastels along with black. It just so happens that I love the look of aqua, black, and white, so that's where I went with my card.
Not sure if this totally qualifies as clean and simple, since it's a little more technique-y than what I usually do, but I had a lot of fun making it.
First, I stamped the tulip image from Annabelle Stamps Garden Silhouettes several times in Versamark ink onto white cardstock, then heat embossed the images in white.
To create a watercolor effect, I rubbed my Pool Party ink pad directly onto a piece of clear plastic (saved from stamp packaging), spritzed it with water, and used a paintbrush to apply the ink all over the cardstock panel.
Next, I inked up the text background with the Pool Party ink pad and stamped it over the entire panel. I used a soft cloth to rub the excess ink off of the embossed flowers.
The sentiment is from an A Muse set, Hand Scripted, and I just adore the font, so you'll be seeing it a lot. And even though these are cling rubber stamps, the labels are already aligned perfectly so you can tell exactly where they'll stamp. I didn't even need my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get my sentiment lined up perfectly.
The stamped panel was debossed with PTI's Linen & Canvas plate for some subtle texture, then wrapped with black satin ribbon at the top. A black mat with a scalloped border at the bottom and a sprinkling of gems to highlight the sentiment are the finishing touches.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (True Black, White)
Stamps: Annabelle Stamps (Garden Silhouettes), A Muse Studio (Hand Scripted), Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Text Style)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Pool Party), Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), EK Success (border punch)
Accessories: Filigree (white embossing powder), Michaels (ribbon, rhinestones)
Are you still with me? Great! I promised to share a photo from the Paper Smooches card class I attended on Friday night:
What a treat to meet Kim Hughes and Karolyn Loncon for this fantastic class! Plus I got to spend some time with my sweet stamping friends Jessica and Suzanne. Don't we look happy?
Thanks so much for visiting! See you soon for a new ColourQ challenge!