Monday, January 30, 2017

Distress Ink Love Card

I love creating cards using an embossing resist.  This is quite possibly my favorite technique.  Most often this technique is done on white paper, using VersaMark Ink and clear embossing powder for that dramatic pop of white.  Which I love, but sometimes I break away from common and change things up a bit.

Inked Inspirations: Distress Ink Love Card
Distress Ink Love Card - Inked Art & Cards by SLMP

I started this card by stamping the image with VersaMark Ink onto Neenah Exact Index, white, 90-pound cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, and then heat embossing it with Wow Ebony Embossing Powder.  I had a long struggle finding the right black embossing powder and when I tried this one I fell in love.  The Wow Ebony gives me great results that mimic my clear powders.  I've had the heart stamp for too many years to count, it's a PSX stamp.  If you want to get your hands on one I did find it on eBay.

I used Scattered Staw Distress Ink in the center of the heart and then built the color outside with Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral.  I completed the card by stamping Prima Marketing Texture Iron Orchid Cling Stamp using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  Once I completed the front panel I used the largest of the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Wafer Dies to cut it to size.

I completed the card by mounting the stamped panel on a vellum rectangle, slightly larger than the panel, using some heart brads from my stash.  I then added the word love using the Impression Obsession Love die.  Then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 card created with a smokey gray cardstock from Michaels.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Shop Updates

What's new in the Inked Inspirations shop?  Wait?  What?  You didn't know there was a shop?  Well, there is and you should totally stop by and check things out!

I spent some time this week listing some stunning Blank Note Cards.

Inked Inspirations:  Shop Updates
Bay at the Moon - Handmade Card

Inked Inspirations:  Shop Updates
Through Kindness Art Butterfly - Handmade Card

 I've added new sections of Mixed Media Cards.

Inked Inspirations:  Shop Updates
Wish - Mixed Media Handmade Card

Inked Inspirations:  Shop Updates
Hello - Mixed Media Handmade Card

 There's also a new section of Handmade Postcards.  

Inked Inspirations:  Shop Updates
Blessed Sunflowers - Handmade Postcard

These are just a few of the cards and postcards available.  Over the next week, I'll be working to add Card Sets to the shop as well.  If you're looking for a great handmade card I hope you'll stop by my shop and check out what's available.