Saturday, June 11, 2016

Distress Inks w/Beautiful Day

This is the fifth! and final (for now) card using Altenew's Beautiful Day stamps and dies.  There is something about this set that caught my eye when they first previewed it.  It is one of my most used stamps of all.  The colors are inspired by this photo on their June Inspiration Challenge.

Link to challenge HERE.
As I started this card I realized that my other four ALL were laid out basically the same.  I HAD to make this one a bit different.  My inspiration for the placement is from Amy Gray's card she made for this challenge that you can also see on the link above.

The bottom piece was made by stamping the flowers and leaves in VersaMark onto watercolor paper and heat embossing in white.  I smooshed Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks onto my craft mat.  I used water and a brush to pick up the inks and randomly wash the two colors over the embossed panel.  The same Distress Inks are used for the die cut leaves.  The yellow flowers are Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker in yellow.

I popped up the top flower.  Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Pretty Pink Posh sequins and droplets finish it up.  (Gasp!  No Wink of Stella!!!)



Thank you so very much for looking and especially for your comments!

15 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This is beautiful! I adore how you kept the background in greens (even the flowers) and had the two stand out. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Oh! My! You are just a magician with those beautiful colors! Amazing stamp, and colors!

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  3. What an incredibly BEAUTIFUL card...I am just blown away by this lovely, lovely card! Fabulous water colored background and gorgeous yellow flowers...love it!! :0)

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    1. Marcia, thank you so very much for your kind words! :)

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  4. It boggles my mind that Altenew have not yet been in touch with you to ask you to be on their Design Team or at least be a featured artist! What you have done with these beautiful designs just makes those stamps sing, Carol! You are a true and pure artist and I'm in awe!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Darnell, you are so, so sweet and kind to say that! It's so wonderful to have so many talented people on the internet to learn from & I love using those techniques they've all been so kind to share. Hope you have a great Monday! Hugs back! :)

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  5. Absolutely stunning, I adore how you created the background and your choice of colours are so bright and vibrant, perfect for this inspiration!

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    2. Thank you so very much!!!!

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  6. Great card- fabulous colour and layout!

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  7. A gorgeous card Carol! Love the background you created and those beautifully coloured blooms. Great take on the inspiration.

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  8. Carol, just saw this in the Altenew challenge and just had to come and tell you how gorgeous this is! I adore your design!

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