Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, January 21, 2013

Distressed Field Flowers

Yesterday my Mom hit a milestone birthday...70 years! We celebrated on Saturday with a big family party here at our house. We had such a good time! She was so happy having all her loved ones together to celebrate her special day. Today would have been my Grandmother's 100th birthday! So, I thought it only appropriate to share a birthday card here today.

I had fun experimenting with inks to create the background on the main panel. I swiped several different colors of ink pads over the textured side of a stamp-a-ma-jig image sheet, and then layed my Whisper White card stock on top of the inked up sheet and rolled over it with the brayer. Then I spritzed it with some water so the colors bled together, dried it with my heat tool, and it was ready to stamp. I like the color & textured look it created.

For the embossed background I inked up the Lacy Brocade embossing folder with Early Espresso ink and ran Elegant Eggplant & Cherry Cobbler sheets through the Big Shot. I used several different stamp sets: Field Flowers, Creative Elements and Tiny Tags, which are all current sets, and then a few retired sets as well...Fancy Flexible Phrases, Lots of Thoughts & Cute & Curly.

Thanks for stopping by more day til Sal-a-Bration time!!!


Debbie said...

I just love your card! You used so many different techniques that I want to try. Thanks for sharing.

ajyoyo said...

This card is so very beautiful! Love the techniques you used and your Mom will love it too! No one would ever believe she is going to be 70!!!

Anonymous said...

I just love your colour combo and the background ink technique. Gorgeous card!! --Doris