I haven’t made anything for several days, and I can always tell when it’s time to create. So, I pulled out some newly purchased stamps from Lil’ Inker Designs (I just love their stuff), and went to work.
Of course, I started with my favorite card size, A2 4.25″ x 5.5″, made from Neenah Solar White 110# card stock. I then cut another 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of white card stock for my ink blending and embossing layer. First, I white heat embossed the floral images from Lil’ Inker’s Inky Flowers stamp set. I knew that I wanted the flowers to be on a good portion of the card, so I had to do this in multiple steps because of the size of the images. Then, I set to work on my ink blending. I used both Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. After I was done ink blending, I gently rubbed a baby wipe across the floral images to remove any ink that may have landed on the white embossed areas. To finish the base layer, I sprayed a light water mist over the top. (I just love to watch Distress Inks react with water.) For one last detail, I spritzed my Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz over the enter surface to give it a little sparkle. In order to do something a little different than just adhering this whole piece on the card base, I decided to cut it up in a few pieces. After I cut them, I felt that they needed a little something to help define the edges a bit, so I used my ink blending tool and gave the edges another layer of ink. I arranged the pieces so that there was a slight gap between them when I adhered them with dimensional adhesive. That left just the greeting. I thought that a silver embossed greeting would blend perfectly with the Distress Ink colors that I chose. I cut a thank you greeting from Heidi Swapp’s thank you die and cut it in half so that I had a two word greeting. I silver heat embossed it with Zing Silver Metallic embossing powder. I just love how embossing a die cut gives it so much dimension. To finish it off, I glued the greeting on the top with some liquid glue.
I hope you like it!