Hello again! I hope you're having a good summer thus far! My husband and I have not yet taken a trip but have enjoyed some amazingly beautiful weather at home in the Pacific Northwest (low 80's) that is slated to continue at least through the weekend. Heavenly! But I think you've visited to see a card rather than hear a weather report, so I will get on with it! I made a fairly Clean and Simple (and skinny) card for the current Tall and Skinny sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps.
A few days ago I had a chance to play around with Distress Oxide inks, since I just received the latest release of 12 more colors. So, so fun and I decided to use a portion of one of the ink blended panels I made as the background for the die cut panel of this card.
The new release includes two of my favorite Distress Ink colors, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers, which I used at the top and bottom, respectively, of the ink blended panel, with Cracked Pistachio in between. So what you end up seeing here behind the leaf die cut is mostly Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio, with splatters of Peacock Feathers.
The base was cut from #110 Neenah Solar White card stock. A little hard to see in this picture (better in the one below), but I used a scoring board to score a line about an inch above the bottom of the card base. After that, the sentiment was stamped using a Misti so I could be sure to line it up straight and get it centered. That sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set from Stampin' Up, which has the most wonderful fonts and a large variety of sentiments that can be used for a variety of occasions. Really a great set.
Next, the smaller white card stock panel was die cut with the circle leaf die and adhered to the even slightly smaller ink blended panel, then adhered to the base with foam tape. Green Apple and Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops were added, along with some Pool Party Thick Twine around the top to finish things off.
Thanks so much for visiting, it's always so appreciated! I've added a link above to the challenge, so be sure to use it and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!
Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Paper: #80 and #110 Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol (ink blended panel)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers
Other: Pool Party Thick Twine, Circle of Leaves die (Simon Says Stamp), Morning Dew and Green Apple Crystal Nuvo drops, Stampin' Up Simply Scored Scoring board, Misti