Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #388

Good Morning!  The sketch is up at TMS and I am so glad we're revisiting this sketch.  Patti picked one of her sketches for us to play with.  Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies but I didn't use one their images this time.  My printer is acting weird.  It's printing like it's almost out of ink but the ink levels aren't low.

So I am playing with technique and a stamp set I treated myself to months ago but just haven't used it yet.  The stamp set is by Hero Arts.  The technique is an oldie but a goodie - emboss resist.  I'm still working on perfecting my ink blending skills, but overall the card is pretty and I think is a great notecard that will only need a single stamp to mail.


I stamped the branch and sentiment with Versa-Mark and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I used a round ink blending tool to apply 4 colors of Distress Ink.  I used a couple of those same colors to stamp the flowers.  This is where I changed the sketch a little - the sketch shows the 3 elements as being smaller - I went with them covering that vertical panel.  Overall, the card was easy to do, done in about 15 minutes and like I said, will only take one postage stamp to mail.

Please head on over to the TMS blog and see all the inspiration the team is sharing with you - they are fantastic.  If I'm not mistaken, looks like Wanda has a different fold on her card.

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Andrea W said...

Absolutely beautiful! I adore the colors and positioning the flowers over ribbon was a clever idea.

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a beautiful card, love the white sentiment and the colours and pretty flowers.
Faith
x

Jenée said...

Wonderful card and technique. Very pretty way to alter the way the sketch is used.

Janice M said...

Your card is beautiful Melissa! I really need to try this technique. I like the color combo you used a lot.

Carol L said...

The soft colors here are so pretty, and the flowers look great too! Good luck with your printer - those issues are always so frustrating!

Patti said...

This is really pretty Melissa I love that technique and I think you pulled it off beautifully. I went through the printer issues just around Thanksgiving and I know how that can drive you crazy, I just ended up buying a new one.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossed resist technique!!

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