Monday, September 26, 2016

Everyone Deserves...

Good Morning!!!  I'm back with a new card featuring Concord and 9th products, some older, some new!!
As soon as I looked at the Give Thanks stamp set,  I instantly gravitated toward the leaf image that looks like a heart.  I also used the Friend Like You Dies.

I really struggle with color combinations so I used one of the Distress Ink Recipes.  Recipe #5 to be exact. Those colors are Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw and Stormy Sky.



I only inked up the edge and stamped directly onto some Watercolor Paper and smoothed the ink out with my water brush.

After stamping the entire background in this way, I added a few layers using the same inks with less water so the color was more intense.


Without taking apart the dies, I die cut the Friend Like You dies in the middle of the panel.  And look at all the prettiness that was left over!!


I also used the scallop frame from MFT's Blueprints 27 to cut down my watercolored piece.  I was careful to centre the die because I was hoping to use the leftover, outer piece to make a second card.

I backed the sentiment with some black cardstock to make it pop against the background, added a bit on Clear Wink of Stella to the pink "hearts" and adhered it to a white card base. And added some Matte White Enamel Dots.   And here it is, my finished card...


I hope you enjoyed my card for today!!  And as always, thank you for stopping by and HAPPY MONDAY!!!

LAURIE










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