Thursday, February 19, 2015

CASology - Monochrome Challenge & One Layer Simplicity

I've made a couple of cards for two different challenges.  This first card is for the CASology monochrome challenge this week.


I was playing with my distress inks and this is what I came up with...


I used three shades of distress ink - broken china, tumbled glass, and salty ocean - and blended them across the card base.  After drying the ink thoroughly with my heat tool, I used my MISTI and some Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment.  The sentiment is from SSS - Sending and Wishing. I used detail white embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment, then because the MISTI is SO cool....I stamped it again in Versamark and heat embossed with white again!  How "cool" is that!  Then because the card still looked like it "needed" something, I added three hearts from the same stamp set, using the DI salty ocean.  It's difficult to see on the card, but I then took my Wink of Stella clear and brushed it all around the sentiment and over the hearts.  The card really has a lot of sparkle IRL.  I used a 3/8 inch corner rounder for the right hand corners.

I'm still not completely sure about my ink blending, but I guess with practice I'll get better...I know my heat embossing is getting better each time!

I think this card will also work for the One Layer Simplicity Challenge for this month which is to blend colors...and I definitely blended some colors on this card!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...
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8 comments:

Hannelie said...

I struggle with heat embossing too ;(
Love the soft soothing blue!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful combination of these two challenges! Your embossing looks perfect to me! I probably would have embossed first in clear (I HATE white ep!) and then sponged over top, but your method worked really well! I love the dimension of the double-embossing! So glad you joined us at CASology and OLS!

Sandra H said...

So pretty x

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful sponging and I love how it makes the sentiment pop! Great use of your Misti with your sentiment and EP...definitely on my wishlist!

Judy1223 said...

Susan, you are making me so glad that I recently bought this SSS stamp set! I adore your blues blended so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

croketa said...

Amazing one!!!! perfect blended!!! Congrats!

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Jen W. said...

Love those soft blended blues and how they make that white sentiment pop! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Susan Raihala said...

Susan, I absolutely love your three darker blue hearts. They are PERFECT for adding interest and contrast to the perfect white embossing. Thanks so much for playing with us at the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge.

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