One card, two challenges: this card is inspired by this week’s sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch combined with the colour challenge over at Less is More. Other than turning the sketch upside down, I stuck to it pretty literally. I must apologise for the photographs because it’s so wet & miserable here today it was impossible to get a good photo.
The tree stamp is one from the Penny Black set free with a magazine, repeat stamped in Versamagic Turquoise Gem & Aquatic Splash. I then used a Spellbinders die to emboss, but not cut, the frame and stamped the greeting (by Paula Pascual) in Versamagic again.
Although you can’t see it, I added some Wink of Stella to some of the bigger “leaves” then mounted the image on a Bazzill cardstock card. Although I’m not unhappy with the finished card I think it’s lacking the “wow” factor so this will probably have some bling added before I send it off.
Another card for my sister, whose birthday it was a couple of days ago. Seahorses and aqua colours are two of her favourite things so I combined them in this project, which is also inspired by Heather Telford’s amazing sponging work. If you’ve never seen her blog, it’s well worth a visit.
The seahorse is a brass stencil which I sponged through using two colours of Versamagic inks. I then inked round the edges of the main image with the darker ink.
The frame was cut using Nestabilities then I clear embossed some Inkylicious sea-themed stamps round it and sponged over the top, carefully dabbing away the excess over the embossed images because the Versamagic takes some time to dry and I didn’t want to take too much away.