Sunday, July 27, 2014

Almost One Layer Get Well

I have a get well card for you today.  I hope it will cheer someone up.  I used Distress Inks on non-watercolor paper for an interesting ink effect.  Reminds me a bit of pointillism which has always fascinated me.

First, I subtly sponged one of the stencils I recently made with my Cameo.  I concentrated on the middle only to give a fade out effect on the edges. Next I inked up the stem with a couple of different greens then stamped again with a different green.  The ink beaded up nicely on the clear stamp for the pointillism effect.  The same goes for the flower--first yellow, then orange and brown center.  I re-stamped in orange.  The sentiment is done in brown.  I originally was going to make this a one-layer card but seemed stark so I mounted on a soothing feel-good blue.

The Details:  Papertrey Ink white cardstock, Bazzill Basics Icy Mint cardstock, Penny Black Petal Power stamps, Stampin' Up Versatile Verses sentiment (NBUS), and Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, Mowed Grass, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, lattice stencil made with my Cameo and stencil plastic

I'm entering this in Less is More #182 Anything Goes, Little Tangles #41 Stencils  


  1. And it turned in to a delightful card - pretty colours


  2. Lovely card, so well crafted !!

  3. Super pretty card - Your Frankie looks a little like my Phatcat! She is not a crafty cat though!

  4. Just gorgeous. Great job. Hugs, Ankie

  5. Another pretty card. Thanks for playing along at the Little Tangles card challenge and hope to see you again.

  6. Another super card!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  7. beautiful the different shades of colours you used to add detail.

  8. What a beautiful flower! This is why it's one of my favorite techniques!

  9. Wow, you certainly know what your doing when it comes to ink techniques, this looks amazing!! I've never heard of doing this before but the effect is fantastic. And its framed beautifully with that light blue, really make the flower stand out. Stunning!

  10. Very pretty card. It would definitely cheer anyone up!

  11. I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    This is fabulous!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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