this card on Pinterest when I made this card. I loved the colors (browns and whites) and also the flower stamped over the text. To create my flower area I first masked off a rectangle using masking paper. (Sorry I only have finished card photos. I wasn't sure if I would like the final result and I was on a deadline.) Once I masked off the area I used my Distress Ink in Antique Linen to shade it in. I left the center a little more white to help the flower stand out. Then I stamped the grid design using Frayed Burlap. I love how it gives a little interest to this area without being over powering. I also shaded the corners a bit with this color as well. Once I was happy with my shading and the ink was dry I removed the mask and stamped the flower in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then applied clear embossing power over the image and heat set it. I just love the way it looks!
- cardstock- kraft, misc
- stamps- Close to My Heart (Treasure Life D1306), Hero Arts (CL 342), Glitz Designs (Distressing D2343)
- ink- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain)
- embossing powder- Ranger (Super Fine Clear)
- misc- dimensional adhesive, gems, American Crafts (ribbon), masking paper