Friday, April 13, 2012

Getting Inky

Hello!

It's a chilly, rainy, Friday night here. Perfect for getting all inky while making a card. Yup - my fingers are now all blue, and I love it!

I've been wanting to create another card for the Hero Arts April Contest.




There are three sketches to choose from:


I chose the one at the top and tweaked it a little bit.


I still just LOVE to use the emboss resist technique! It's so magical when the color is added! I used a mix of Distress Stains and Inks over the white embossed, Dot Flower Pattern. I've had that big, blue flower for the longest time. Paired it with a lovely, small doily and a bright red floral button.

I cut another clear sentiment apart. It's from this set:




See the last sentiment? I cut off the first, tiny line. I wanted a small font, and this was perfect! It can be easily placed right back in line with the rest of the sentiment, to stamp it the original way again.

I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for your visit! :)

39 comments:

Virginia L. said...

I love the background (looks AMAZING) and your accordion flower is gorgeous! That pop of red is so striking! Way to rock the sketch!! You really are working magic with your stamps lately! LOVE every card you made!

sheila said...

What a fabulous color combination...the red just pops! And, great idea to cut that sentiment apart.....it works perfectly with your card.

Vanessa said...

This is gorgeous, Barb!!! Love the blue! I love the heat embossing technique, too. Have a great weekend! Vanessa x

Sue said...

Hello Barb
Your colour palette is a favourite of mine, the cool turquoise paired with the warm Red, and attaching an accent of White makes the card POP!
Your resist is beautifully done, a gorgeous card.
Smiles:)
Sue.

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Barb!! Love the resist technique too. That pop of red looks beautiful.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous Barb, I have started to cut my sentiments too, I was scared at first but it makes for so many uses!!

DoodleSuze said...

Gorgeous Card! Love that background stamp!

joy said...

What an eye-catching card, Barb! Love the colors and that is one of my favorite background stamps!

maria f. said...

Love that blue. Don't you love some of those good ol' techniques? Feel like a kid again when I'm doing them :)

Lynn said...

The background on your card is stunning Barb! Hoping to sneak in some crafty time today...but am hoping the rain holds off for baseball :)

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! Love your wesome backgound! I agree about the emboss resist technique, it's like watching a miracle unfold right before your eyes!

Vic Lau said...

I love it especially the beautiful background.

Bethany said...

Lovely card! I really love the backround :)
Have a nice weekend.

Kara Lynne said...

Great card! Emboss resist is here to stay. I like your flower and button too. Great thing about clear stamps - cut them, bend them, etc...

Lisa said...

WOW I think this bg is so beautiful! Love that emboss/resist myself :) I also love that you are brave enough to cut up your stamps to make them more versatile! (I don't know if I'm there yet!)

Maureen Morton said...

Still can't take my eyes of this background, Barb - simply stunning. I love the colors here, too, and the creative way you put together this great flower and made the sentiment work. You are so amazing, my pal.

MarcyK924 said...

First, I LOVE the new look of your blog, Barb! Pinky goodness! And your inky goodness is all over this card! I love the color palette too - it's so fresh and clean! Perfect sketch interpretation! Hugs, Marcy

walchowDesign said...

Love the bg - it's so soft and dreamy and the perfect match of the flower!

Karen said...

Love this card!! Great use of that bg stamp...I will deffinately be trying this. I have been visiting your blog regularly from my phone but I find it very difficult to comment from it. Enjoying a saturday at my computer so I can comment for all my favorite peeps!!! Enjoy your weekend!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love your BG Barb! So pretty and I love the button in the center of the flower. Gorgeous card!

Greta said...

Wonderful bg here, Barb! I haven't used those sentiments in awhile & for some reason I never thought to cut them apart, even though I have some others. Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen B. said...

Wow, Barb, this is jaw dropping gorgeous!

Trinh said...

I love the magic of embossed resist too & you have shown it to perfection! Absolutely beautiful take on the sketch.

Dawn said...

great card Barb. Love the colour and what fun to get inky.

Annette said...

wow what a gorgeous card...I love how you stamped the background...such a lovely design...

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful card and I can see why you like the emboss resist technique when you do it so well.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the blue against the resist! Beautiful sentiment and love that you cut a piece off to use!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, this is gorgeous--the colors are perfect and the flower is beautiful. Awesome work. Hugs to you and have a wonderful week.

paula said...

Hi Barb, what a gorgeous card. I think I've been out of the loop way too long. What a gorgeous stamp! Love, love your card xoxoxoxo

Elizabeth Allan said...

Absolutely dazzling Barb!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, this is so pretty! I love the colors, and what a great idea to cut the sentiment so you could use one line of it! Great idea!

Dotty Jo said...

This is beautiful Barb - gorgeous colours! Jo x

alexandra s.m. said...

Love it Barb!
Greetings from Paris~

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love emboss resist, too, Barb. Just put together a post using that for later this week.

The background looks terrific, and that one flower cluster balances it perfectly!

Simone said...

Barb this is so gorgeous! I love the beautiful background - stunning!

Robin K. said...

Your emboss resist bg is so pretty Barb! Love how you tweaked the sketch!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great background with the flower dots, Barb!

Joy said...

Oh my gosh that background is perfect, I am in love..hugs

Aundria B. said...

Beautiful card - I am going to have to try this resist technique. Love the colors on this too - so light & cheery!