Thursday, November 8, 2018

In the Mood for Color

Orange - Health, Happiness, Courage.


I blended a panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock with  Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, and Festive Berries to create a happy card background.

Next, I put the Altenew Golden Garden stamps into my Misti so that they would cover the whole panel with some of the stamps going over the edges. Then I sued a spray bottle with water in it and strayed the stamps, then stamped the panel, and then blotted the excess water off with a microfiber cloth. I continued to do this a couple of times until the images were more visible. (water bleaching)

I added some black line details with a Faber Castel XS liner pen.

I adhered the panel to a white card base and added a strip of black card stock to the left edge. Then I added a thinner strip of silver glimmer card stock next to that.

I stamped a sentiment from Altenew's Dainty Swiss Dot stamp set on a strip of black card stock and white heat embossed it. I added some white to the outer edge of it with Stampin' Up! Whisper White craft ink and let it dry.

I adhered the sentiment to the card with 3M foam tape with some silver thread underneath it.

Finally I added some rhinestones to the card.

I hope you have a great day!


  1. Linda, this is such a great post about inking up the background and make it your own! Love your write-up with the inking. the added white color really makes the images POP! Love that! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!


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