Monday, 10 July 2017

Flowers for a guy?

I had another play with my distress inks , I made the background in colours I would go to for a guy and love how it turned out. I decided I would used the same blue ink to actually stamp some flower silhouettes using wildflower stamps from the darkroom. which I then embossed with clear embossing powder. I sprinkled really quickly as I didn't know how long it would stay wet for, as it happened it was a bit hit and miss but I don't know enough about distress ink to know if this is how they should work to give a distressed look. Either way I think they look ok.

I mounted the image onto a co-ordinating brown card mat  and then both layers onto a white base card leaving a white border.

The sentiment was again a darkroom sentiment of happy birthday stamped onto vellum  again using the same blue distress ink and clear embossing powder ,then matted onto brown card again and placed on the central area of the image near the bottom. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Just us girls - blending

crafty card makers - tic tac toe
(embossing,stamp or digi, summer)

stamping sensations - anything goes with flowers

flower power - embossing wet or dry

Penny's -anything goes

come and get it -make your own background

Simon says-distress


Nancy said...

I love your background you created with your distress inks. Funny how we start with one idea and forms itself into another! I love your card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls for Trend Week.

Kathie said...

Great masculine card, isn't it amazing what you can do with distress inks. Love your colours. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Penny Paper Crafting Challenge and good luck.
Kathie PPCC~DT

brenda said...

Your choice of colours work very well for a masculine creation, many thanks for joining in our Floral theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I really like your distressed background and the way that you have a slight shadow effect on the flowers. I also like how you've made your card using masculine colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

MaryV said...

Beautiful card! Love the background! Thank you for joining us over at Creative With Stamps.
Mary (DT)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely effect, and very nice card, congrats...and good luck on the challenges and thanks for stopping by my blog
hello from california

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Fabulous distressed background, love the colors you chose for it, very elegant and masculine, it makes your clusters of flowers truly pop.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lilian said...

Very pretty card with masculine colors!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio