Thursday, March 31, 2011

Layered Background Challenge

The Hero Arts challenge this month was to create a card with a layered background. I thought I would give it a try. Here's what I came up with:
To create this layered background, I first stamped the Happy Definition stamp using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Next, I inked up an acrylic block with Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distressed Inks, spritzed with water and "stamped" my cardstock. I repeated this step several times until the block was the color I wanted. (Be sure to start inking the block with the lighter colors first so as not to ruin your ink pads.) Once the color block had dried, I stamped the wildflowers with VersaMark ink, purposely letting the image go outside the inked mat for added impact. Finally I embossed the flowers with white Zing and distressed the edges. Here's a closer look:
The sentiment was also embossed. I used two different scallop edges to set it off.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Fine Linen);
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Romani);
Stamps: Hero Arts (Happy Definition; Wild Flowers; Everyday Greeting);
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo; Antique Linen; Scattered Straw; Spiced Marmalade); VersaMark;
Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch (Doily Lace); Fiskars Border Punch (Scallop Sentiment): Tim Holtz Paper Distresser;
Misc.: Recollection Adhesive Rhinestones; American Crafts Zing (white); twine from my stash


Beth Hallgren said...

Your card are amazing! How do you think of this stuff?

Susan (rainy) said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! Love that white embossing.. so dramatic and beautiful.

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! LOVE the white embossing!!

Danielle said...

Thank you for your nice comment today! I love the layers here on your card! :)