Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Shades of Chocolate

I am simply drawn to varying shades of brown married together in an elegant card. And that's what I have for you today.

This elegant lady demands your attention and wants you to beYOUtiful! All those shades of brown! Yummy!

For the distressed background, I first stamped Seagrass Matt using various browns in the Distress Ink family.  I then crumpled it up (like I was going to toss it in the trash) and smoothed it back out. I used a soft greyish-brown Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) and highlighted the raised areas caused by the crumpling. I also added some of that ink to the edges of the panel which makes it really stand out from the card.  After ironing it flat(ish), I added a soft yellow torn vellum strip, then attached the panel to my brown card base.

I added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dark Walnut and while they dried, I stamped the other elements of my card.

The main focal image, Vine Beauty (a new release this month), was stamped using Versamark and Nuvo Embossing Powder (Hot Chocolate). I fussy cut the image and added it to the card with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Typewriter Set. I find myself going to this set a lot for sentiments. There is a variety of them in there that work with many other sets. Don't be afraid to mix up your stamps. They all play well together! Using Versamark and Hot Chocolate Nuvo Embossing Powder, I stamped and die cut the sentiment and colored in the "you" with a Zig Wink of Stella pen in Glitter Pink. I also added a dab of pink to the Vine Beauty's lips and flowers. I then placed the sentiment die cut on the card using foam tape.

I hope you had a chance to hop at the beginning of the month and found some great new inspiration and stamps.  If you like the stamps I've used here, or any of the other wonderful stamps at Technique Junkies, and would like to save 10% off  your order, simply add the code below:

Hope you enjoyed your visit today! See you soon!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!


Beth Norman said...

Thanks for the description on how you created this card. You put a lot of work into it, and it's beautiful. Have that bg on my wish list.

Cheri said...

Fabulous work with the browns, Ro. The embossing of the "Vine Beauty" draws you eye. What a fabulous card!