Good morning and happy hump day!   I don’t know what’s come over me . . . once again I had a little time when I actually felt like playing around with some ink and paper.

Before I get started with my card though . . . have you see this?  Art on the Edge hosted by Ken Oliver!  I signed up a few days ago and today I made a reservation for accommodations for myself and a couple of stamping friends, Heidi Blankenship and Debbie Seyer.  ROAD TRIP — WOO HOO!!

Okay . . . now for some stamping!  Not long ago (well, I guess it has been a few months if not longer), I picked up my first Fiskars clear stamp set, Petals from Scratch.  I was mainly taken with the flowers . . .  yes, you know I love my flowers . . . thinking that I would eventually get around to making a card with it.  Sadly, the weeks and then the months slipped away, and I never put ink on the stamps.  I figured it was time . . .


A piece of watercolor paper was die cut/embossed with the oval die template from Spellbinders S5-177 A2 Filigree Delight.  The image was then stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The background was created next using the Wrinkle-Free Distress Technique and Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage Distress Ink.


Once completely dry, the image was then watercolored with Distress Ink Refills.  Using a craft iron and a piece of thin printer paper as my pressing cloth, the clear embossing was ironed away from the image (Faux Batik).  The image was then placed back into the oval die template and Antique Linen Distress Ink was sponged around the edges.  The sentiment was stamped in Archival Hydrangea, then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders S4-367 Back to Basics Tags.

The background layer was die cut/embossed with Filigree Delight and the card base was made with Spellbinders S5-131 A2 Matting Basics.  The seam binding ribbon was dyed with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.


Well, I suppose that’s all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by and joining me.





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