Monday, 6 March 2017

Smooshing & Embossing

I have a set of simple little cards to share today...featuring a sentiment stamps from a set that came free with a magazine last month. I made a 'smooshed' Distress Ink background using Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Chipped Sapphire...adding a few layers of ink to a sheet of watercolour paper (allowing each to dry before adding the next). I then splattered it with some water, removing the excess with a paper towel to add a little more texture. I cut the sheet into four pieces, then heat embossed a sentiment using silver embossing powder on each one...then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a silver gel pen. I matted the panels on some silver mirror card then added them to some little 4x4 inch kraft card blanks.



Challenges for these cards:

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Smooshed to perfection Helen! The intense, yet beautifully matched shades of ink provide so much depth and texture with the smoosh and splatter technique. Loving the Kraft and teal combo which is lifted with the silver touches. And you made these with freebie stamps? What a bonus! Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx

Brenda said...

I love the contrast of the neutral kraft with the wonderful "aquamarine". It make your CAS design really stand out. Thanks so much for joining us over at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week.

Esther said...

These are gorgeous, Helen! The ink smooshing is so eye catching and has loads of depth. Great use of freebie stamps and a fabulous end result! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Bold and beautiful Helen. I love the depth of colour to the teal panels and it makes those bold sentiments pop brilliantly. Great idea and Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week. x

Melissa L. said...

This is a lovely set, Helen. Beautiful turquoise. Thanks for playing along at HLS Watercolor.

Catherine said...

This is such a pretty set of cards and your backgrounds are beautiful. Love blue! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Jenny Colacicco said...

What a gorgeous set - the blue is beautiful and I love the silvery embossing - they go great together. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers. Jenny x