Hello again. This is my second post today. My daughter urged me to stamp, so I decided to make a card for the inspiration challenge on SCS. Rather than spend time searching through the chosen site, I just picked one of the samples that had been presented.
I picked out some stamps to work with that were similar or at least representative of the sample. For the bird (elements of style - SU), I stamped in tempting turquoise craft ink on watercolor paper and then embossed with clear EP. The flower (fabulous florets - SU) was stamped in barely banana craft ink and then again in bravo burgundy craft ink and both embossed with clear EP.
The next step was the most fun. I used distress inks in spiced marmalade, fired brick, aged mahogany, and vintage photo and swiped them across the paper till I had some pretty good coverage. Then I took a water brush and spread the ink across the paper, blending and softening the look. Being a bit impatient, I dried it with my heat gun. Then I moistened a paper towel and wiped the ink off the embossed images.
I added a couple of flourishes (Inkadinkado) and the sentiment (Innovative Stamp Creations) with jet black archival ink.
The black grosgrain ribbon is attached with some copper brads. I also added some piercing before attaching the piece to a black card base. I really love the way this turned out, but it was hard to photograph with the embossing.
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