Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SSINKspiration Wedding/Anniversary card

I usually make traditional wedding cards with expected colors, but I had the base of the Peakaboo Peach card hanging around, so I thought I'd go a little outside my box.  And I like it!

The base of this card is Peakaboo Peach which was run through the smaller of the two Detailed Floral thinlits and folded at 5 1/2".  I tucked a piece of Very Vanilla into that, and then used a Peakaboo Peach and Wild Wasabi marker to color the big floral stamp from Floral Phrases and stamped that onto it.  I didn't want to use the peach or green for the words, so I used Soft Suede.  The words I used could work for either a wedding or an anniversary.
See what the other design team members made for this challenge by going to SSINKspiration.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Technique Challenge: SSINKTC#44 - Salted Background

Background techniques are so much fun.  This one was fun because you never get the same effect twice.

For my card I used three re-inkers:  Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay.  When you drop the ink onto the wet paper it's kind of's fun to watch how the water moves the ink around. The larger, coarser salt you use, the better it will work.

I layered the salted background onto Basic Black, then onto a Bermuda Bay cardbase.  I played around with the different color dragonflies until I realized it needed a little "bling" with the silver foil.  The verse is heat embossed with sliver embossing powder that coordinates with the dragonflies.


The other design team members have made more great cards with the technique.  Check them out here.

Friday, April 21, 2017

SSINK Earth Day

This challenge is for any theme, using trees, flowers, etc. to celebrate Earth Day.  We used products from the Occasions Catalog at our last stamp class, and this is one of the cards we made.

I cut an oval from a piece of scrap paper and used it as a mask so would could use daubers to spread the Soft Sky and Crumb Cake ink onto the paper.

We used the High Tide stamp set and stamped the sand and the water before removing the mask, then added all the other images.

The cardbase is Crumb Cake, the second layer is soft sky and the top is Whisper White.

See what the other design team members have made for Earth Day by going to the SSINKpiration blog.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SSINK Baby Card

I love making baby cards!  Soft colors, cute images, sweet messages.....done!

I started by making Soft Sky stripes on a piece of Whisper White by using the Brushstroke background stamp.  That went on the bottom of a Soft Sky cardbase.

Foxy Friends makes a great baby card.  I made a Smokey Slate cat and put him on a strip of Whisper White.  Added a pink bow tie and he's ready to meet his new friend.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

INKspiration Challenge SSINKIC#44

I always seem to take these INKspiration challenges literally.....and this one is no different!  We just happen to have a perfect lady with an umbrella stamp as well as lots of trees to use.

It was obvious to me that I had to use Beautiful You and Lovely as a Tree for this challenge, and I think it really worked.

I started by stamping the lady on a sticky note and cutting her out to use as a mask.  Then I placed it on the Whisper White layer and stamped the trees over it.  With different color inks, I used daubers to sponge on a stormy sky and wet landscape.

Her yellow umbrella and gray dress are made by stamping onto DSP, cutting them out and adhering to the stamped image - this is called paper piercing.

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