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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Challenging Myself

I'm always afraid to challenge myself to try a new card making technique...I'm one of those people that are sure I'm  going to mess it up so I don't even try.  This year I've decided that that's not going to happen.  Who cares if I don't make it perfect...the fact that I've tried & created a nice card makes me happy!!  I've seen a lot of really pretty card backgrounds made by blending inks. This particular one I on Pinterest looked so pretty, and I had a similar background stamp in my stash so I thought I'd try to recreate it.  Sorry, I don't remember the name of the background stamp.  I heat embossed it on card stock with white embossing powder, and then started inking over it with the only three blue Tim Holtz distress inks I have that would go together. I felt  like it came out pretty darn good, then I really goofed.  I didn't want to cover the background too much & decided to just add a bold black sentiment right over the front of the card, which might have been a great idea except that the ink wouldn't cover correctly where it hit the embossed parts....duh!!  Then I thought it would be awesome to just stamp the sentiment on vellum & attach it right over top of the other one & no one would know the difference.  The ink kept smudging on the vellum even after I used a heat tool, so I gave up and just matted the sentiment on card stock.  You can still see a decent amount of the colors, and they're much prettier in person than in the picture.  Forgot to say the sentiment is from an MFT stamp set called Amazing.  Well thanks for stopping by!!

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brenda said...

Great stamping and inking, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Andrea, said...

Beautiful, love the background. Thank you for joining in this week CCT challenge

Mummylade said...

It's just beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Hello!!! :-)
This is a very awesome background! Love the ombre effect and those flowers are simply awesome!
The sentiment is also super awesome!
I love your hole card!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp! Monday Challange.
Hugs Zoey

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Sentiment as Focus' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful! I love your ombre background!