Sunday, June 7, 2020

Big Hugs for The Paper Players!

It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  This is theme week and Anne Marie has chosen a wonderful one!

I also found my card would work for the current Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (hug, heat emboss, rainbow).  Bonus!

In starting to create my card, I found I have some deficiencies in my craft stash (which seems pretty impossible since I seem to have an abundance of "stuff" LOL!). No rainbow or sun dies, nor stencils specific to those images.  So I had to put on my crafty thinking cap and this is what I came up with.

I'd seen various card makers leaving their main images white, or most white if there were multiple images, and I thought it would work for this. Beginning with a panel of white card, the beautiful lotus flower image was stamped off the side of the panel, then masked so I could ink blend the background with a rainbow of Distress inks .  It's always so exciting to remove the mask and reveal what had been protected! 

After die cutting the panel with a stitched rectangle die, the next step was to liberally splatter the panel with water, which also helped to hide some of my less than perfect blending.  While the panel dried, the sentiment was heat embossed on a strip of black card.  Once the card was assembled, a few clear sequins were added for that finishing touch.

I thank you so much for visiting, it's always appreciated.  Be sure to use the link above to check out the rest of the PP DT and hopefully join us this week!


Stamps:  Sketch Lotus Flowers (Simon Says Stamp), Everyday Mini Messages (Mama Elephant)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black
Ink:  Versafine Claire Nocturne, Versamark, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks
Other:  Stitched Rectangle die (SSS), Alabaster embossing powder (Brutus Monroe), Sparkling Clear Sequins (PPP)


Colleen said...

I love your rainbow card and all the water splatters too! It really makes your flower image pop out! Fabulous card!

laurie said...

Beautiful! love your background...turned out awesome!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, I love this so much! Your flowers are gorgeous and the blending is perfect! I think the water splatters add so much dimension! Just perfect for the rainbow challenge!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef, this is gorgeous! I love the rainbow background with those water splatter details. The floral images really pop on the clean designs and you just can't beat that sweet sentiment. Love it!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Stef! The white flowers just pop against this gorgeous background. LOVE it!

Jaydee said...

Stef, I love that gorgeous background and how you left the flowers white. The thin black sentiment is the perfect finishing touch. Fabulous card

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

That background is amazing Stef and such a great creative solution to this week's challenge. I love it!

Allisa said...

Awesome background, love the details!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

WOW! What a stunning masking job you've done - that sponged and splattered background is wonderful, Stef! Truly a piece of art! :)