Friday, February 12, 2016

For 4 challenges!

W&W Make Your Own Background

supplies: white and Bazzil Candy Necklace cardstock, watercolor paper, Taylored Expressions Leafy Vine embossing folder, salty ocean and lucky clover distress inks, water, Winnie & Walter In a Word: Hello and Audrey's Cutaways, Happiest of Holidays (bird), Big, Bold Friends stamps

I inked the embossing folder with distress inks, spritzed with water, and pressed gently to "stamp" the image.  That was trimmed using an Audrey's Cutaways scalloped frame, and then I decided to run it through the same embossing folder, to bring out some of the smaller details.

The cardinals always look so brilliant against the white snow at this time of year - so glad I have this little guy to play with, for now, and for the rest of the year, too!

This works for 4 challenges: Winnie & Walter's Create Your Own Background with Gayatri and the Two Challenge with Shay (I used 2 stamp sets), the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, and I got the idea for this background after seeing the Happy Little Stampers challenge: Embossing Folder Stamping.


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15 comments:

  1. Love the way that Red Cardinal pops against the background Lin and the big die cut sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Have a great weekend! Hazel xx
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  2. Great embossing folder coloring, Lin, and I love the red cardinal!!

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  3. Lin this is really a stunning design!

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  4. Beautiful card Lin, love the pop of red!

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  5. What a stunner Lin - this is such a gorgeous card, and the pop of red is wonderful against the beautiful background
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Love the effect, Lin! Really beautiful! ♥

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  7. Beautiful work, Lin - love the little bird on the sentiment :)

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  8. Stunning card, Lin! The bird looks amazing against that background, Jo x

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  9. Beautiful! The very regal cardinal looks so lovely perched on the "L"!

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  10. Beautiful colors Lin, such a striking card.

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  11. Stunning card, Lin! Your background is gorgeous and I love the pop of red. Thank you for joining in at Happy Little Stampers.

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  12. Oh, I love your gorgeous background! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  13. Wonderful take on the sketch, Lin! Love the pop of red from that cardinal!

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