Today's card was inspired by two beautiful cards I saw and saved. Do you ever see someone's cards and go "I NEED to try that!"? Well, that's what happened when I came upon this neat technique of stamping and then embossing and then inking... The results are cool! You could do this with so many different images and seasons. Love it!
Here is my finished card. The bottom image is a big collage stamp from Hero Arts. Then you emboss images over the main image...and then get inky!
I thought that my chalk inks worked very well for laying down the final colors. I used a palette of blues and lavendars. You can see that monster collage stamp here!
Here, I've stamped my main image in black. Then I did snowflakes in clear ink and clear embossing powder over certain parts of the image. I also stamped dark blue snowflakes randomly.
You can see where I clear embossed the snowflakes...now that I'm putting down that first layer of light blue ink. It's neat, because you can see the words underneath the clear part.
This is a close up of the finished main image before I started to bling it up and before I cut it down to card size.
My sentiment was stamped and then cut out with the "fancy labels" Nestability set. I stamped little tiny snowflakes over the words. Sheer lavendar ribbon finished it off.
It's VERY stormy, rainy and windy here today. We are all snuggled up in the craft studio blogging and organizing. Mr. Buddy is fascinated by the rain and I caught him in a cute pose looking out the window at who knows what. Isn't he adorable!!?? Maybe I'm biased but I think he is the cutest cat in the universe! (Doesn't every mom say that?) hahaha.
Good to see ya! Have a great week ahead!