I was inspired the second I saw the:
Putting idea to paper doesn’t always come together quickly, though…
I knew I wanted a geometric, ombre pink and purple background, so I began by pulling out my Circles Cover Plate by Papertrey Ink. I cut a piece of scrap paper, added a bit of 2 Way Glue to the back and waited for it to dry so it was a temporary adhesive and I could use it as a mask.
and look what happened…a mess!!! Oi!
I don’t know HOW many times I sponged this background. I lost track.
I almost gave up.
I just couldn’t get the LOOK I was going for and I was getting a bit peeved. Peeved and crafting don’t mix.
So I left it for a couple days and came back.
This time I started with Strawberry Slush Ink (a darker pink) and concentrated in the lower corner first and just let the sponge run out of ink as I moved towards the middle.
Then I turned my cardstock and got to work from the other end. I started with what I thought was going to be a WAY too dark color…Elegant Eggplant.
I did the same thing, concentrating on the corner and getting lighter as I moved towards the middle.
aaahhhhh….I think I hit it this time!
A few banners and a small greeting finished off the card without detracting from the background that I slaved over for days.
Now WHO is going to get this card?? I’ll have to think about it for as many days as it took me to MAKE the card!
Thanks for visiting today, I hope you are gearing up for a great weekend! Or maybe by the time you pop in, it’s already the weekend! Or maybe it’s already over…anyways, whenever you read my post….thank you. I appreciate you spending time on my blog.
Supplies, all Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
- Another Thank You photopolymer Stamp Set, Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
- Cardstock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder
- Ink: Strawberry Slush, Elegant Eggplant
- Accessories: 1″ Circle Punch, Rhinestones, Chevron Embossing Folder, Circles Cover Plate (PTI)
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