17 October 2016

Hello, Friend!

Hello there, today I have a trio of really simple cards to share with you. Although they are simple, I love how the backgrounds came out and I love the vibrancy of the colour against the black card bases.


I started off by taking pieces of Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamping the hello friend from the ME Hello Friend Wishes stamp set on to them using Versamark ink. I then applied Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set. I then took various shades of Distress Ink and blended these over.
 
 
I used Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves for the first. I used Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Abandoned Coral for the second one. I then used Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers for the third. After blending on the colours, I sprayed them with a Mini Mister filled with water and Perfect Pearls. This gives them a nice, subtle shimmer and as you can see on the pink one, it gave some nice textural interest to the background too.
 
 
I adhered the panels flat to A2 sized black card bases with ATG. I had planned on adding sequins to the cards, and I think that would have looked nice, but I decided to leave them as is. I do still like them without and I can always add some at a later date if I change my mind!
 

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Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you are all doing well. I apologise for my absence again but hopefully a little crafty spend may have helped with the lack of mojo. I am really looking forward to some new goodies arriving soon. I will of course, share them with you when they get here. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day and a great week!

9 comments:

  1. Yay! Welcome back - these are great stamps to pair with bright backgrounds and these are fabulous. Will look marvellous on anyone's wall. Xx

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  2. Although simple, your cards are gorgeous....your sense of color is excellent.

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  3. Wow 3 real beauties ! Fabulous as always Michelle x

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  4. What a beautiful trio of cards!

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  5. lovely blending - Do you find this strathmore bristolpaper is the best for blending?

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  6. Wonderful cards! Love your super cool backgrounds xxx

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  7. Beautiful inking - I don't think they need any extra embellishment, they're perfect as they are.

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  8. Beautiful set of cards! It's interesting how distress inks blend onto Bristol Smooth, they go on easily but move around a little bit, and take a while to dry, but the end result looks great as it is so smooth! Love this sentiment stamp and the backgrounds are gorgeous colours :) xx

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  9. Oh, how pretty! I love the effect of emboss resist, and your choice of colors are gorgeous! My fave is the last one...so vibrant and fabulous!

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