Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Iris Silhouette Card

I started with some free printable tags from my stash.  Tags I had printed in black and white, hoping to be able to color.  The printed result wasn't what I'd hoped for.  Not being one to just toss things, I decided to try creating some silhouettes with a black marker.  I added color to the tag with some distress ink in Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord.  Once the tag had an effect I liked, I added some ribbon to complete the tag look.

Inked Inspirations:  Iris Silhouette Card

The background is a technique I learned from watching Jennifer McGuire videos on Youtube.  For this technique, you'll want to check out Ink + Embossing Folders.  In my opinion, Jennifer is the technique queen in the card making world.  Just love all the ideas she shares.  The color used for the background was also distress ink in Crushed Olive.

Inked Inspirations:  Iris Silhouette Card

I used the Righteous Rings die from Memorybox, to create the black rings I overlapped on the card.  The purple circles were stamped with a small flower stamp and then punched with a 1-inch punch.  For a touch of glamor, I added a small rhinestones to the center of each stamped flower.  To give the tag a bit of added dimension, I used pop-dots to adhere only the top of the tag.  Last, but not least, I put the panel onto a black card base.

I really love how the colors pop with the black.  This was a total experiment that turned out fantastic.  I'll use this idea again in future projects.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Orange and White Embossing Resit Card

Embossing resist, the latest technique I'm obsessed with.  This version was done on white card stock, with white embossing powder.

Inked Inspirations: Orange and White Embossing Resit Card

I stamped white cardstock with images, using VersaMark ink, and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

After embossing, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Wild Honey to achieve my desired color effect.  I cut a second white strip, slightly larger, and attached the embossed and colored panel.

I chose kraft for the card base and mounted the strip off center, on the left side.

Inked Inspirations: Orange and White Embossing Resit Card

The butterfly is two die cuts layered together, the bottom one is Murana Butterfly from PoppyStamps and the top one is Happy Butterfly from Technique Tuesday.  The top butterfly was distressed with Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Tea Dye and a few touches of Vintage Photo.  Once distressed, I glued it to the solid white butterfly die cut.

The "Hello" is also a die cut, cut from white card stock using this hello die and given an hombre effect using Wild Honey.

The inspiration for this card came from this pin.