I hope today finds you well and enjoying the ending of summer while join in on the Artistic Outpost Designers Choice Blog Hop. Today I am sharing a card and tag I created using Artistic Outpost's "Bluebird" stamps and have teamed it up with ODBD "Blooming Garden" paper pad and "Fence" die. Now through August 30th AO, ODBD and NCC have a 20% off "Dog Days Of Summer Super Sale" using code DOGDAYS, so click the links for all the details. And as always the rest of the team has some great inspiration for you!
Some vanilla card stock was inked lightly with Antique Lines and then the image was colored using Distress markers Vintage Photo and Black Soot, but first I inked up the little cutie with Vintage Photo ink. I wanted to ensure the image would have full coverage. Obviously I inked the text in black. I tore around the stamped edges and then shaded with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot on the corners mostly.
The background for the sentiment was stamped using Walnut Stain. I used a very neglected Stampin Up punch and punched several layers to build this up. I just liked the shape of this with the sentiment.
Cut and colored some greenery and inked over a paper rose to distress it slightly. Of course I had to make a white picket fence and crackling finished it off nicely. Will be sharing this with Inspiration Journal's "Anything Goes" for their August challenge.
The tag was pretty much done the same, except for the background. I stamped music from the AO "Ephemera Backgrounds" and then inked some color over that. Applied some leftover torn paper from the card. Did a little more inking and then toned it down with gesso, more inking and some spritz and flicking of water. I then decided to apply a couple of coats of embossing powder.
Then it was just layering it all up and adding a few little flowers and everybody was happy!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a most enjoyable day. Hope to see you along the Blog Hop and also the August Challenge "Show us your AO Art."