This is really something I have done for me - getting inky and playing about with colours, although there is a purpose behind it, as I am also entering it into a challenge - the new kid on the block - the Fashionable Stamping Challenge - and I guess in some ways it takes me back to what I love best - stamping ......... I really enjoyed this, particularly as I have had so little time for crafting this week.
For this card everything has been stamped on Ranger Manila cardstock because I wanted the creamy colour to show through on the embossing. I heat embossed the writing with clear detail embossing powder, and then coloured with distress inks. The piece on the diagonal I have coloured the same, and then stamped a fine swirl over it - barely visible. However, when I put the two pieces together I realised I needed to knock the colour back so went over lightly with DI Antique Linen, and then sprayed ovr with glimmer mist. The lovely ladies are Crafty Individuals. Once stamped, I lightly coloured some elements with colouring pencils and edged the border with distress ink. They are mounted on a piece of card I coloured with distress stains. The lace las been dyed with distress stain, and sprayed with glimmer mist. To finish off a pretty fabric flower.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Individuals - Bright and Beautiful
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Distressing
Do yYou Stack Up - Emboss It
PaperPlay Challenge - Create Your Own DP
Anything Goes - Celebration (well I think this is the celebration of women everywhere!)
Clear It Out - Summer (I have used summery colours)
Crazy Amigos - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Emboss It
Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes
Phindy's Place - Vintage
Simply Create - Distress
The Stamp Man - Anything goes with summer colours
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Favourite Stamp
Papertake Weekly - Grow your own - hand made flower
Dream Valley - Distressing
Truly Scrumptious - Lace
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