I've made two cards today and they both use inking techniques, which are so much fun! My first is for day two of the Pattern Play class at Online Card Classes. I started with a vintage button paper from my stash and stamped a floral background stamp over it with clear embossing powder.
After I heat embossed it, I used the Crushed Olive Distress Ink over it and then...I left it on my craft table overnight, not too sure about how it came out. Then this morning, I looked at it again and decided I was pretty happy and finished the card using a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and some green ribbon:
Guess I had a moment of indecision there! My second card is for today's midweek throwdown over at OWH where we've been challenged to create a card with an ombre effect. Here's my card:
I stamped & clear-embossed the stamps from Tim Holtz Visual Artistry set. I cut strips of masking tape and rubbed different colors of chalk ink, going from dark to light. This was the only idea I had for the ombre challenge, but I see my fellow OWHers have come up with other great ideas, which I'll use for inspiration sometime.
Thanks for looking...stay crafty, my friends!