A few weeks ago I had one of my residents in to see her family physician and I noticed a painting on the wall in the waiting room. It was a distressed/tea stained background and had a red hydrangea on it. I thought it would make a really pretty card but this distressing is not something I do, so I needed to work up to it. LO
I used all SU supplies starting with a Whisper white card base then layers of Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler. The hydrangea image was stamped in Soft Suede classic ink which I then masked and stamped over it with the En Francais back ground stamp in Soft Suede that had been stamped off once. Next I used my blender pen and the Cherry Cobbler Ink to color the flower and then Old Olive for the leaves and flower centers.
It's very pretty in real life.
The whole thing was distressed by using a circular motion with a sponge and Soft Suede ink followed by Chocolate Chip to add depth.
All the layers were sponged as well with Chocolate Chip.
Adding Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon and the sentiment(from the same stamp set) stamped onto whisper white, punched out with a small oval punch and a large Chocolate Chip oval punch, then distressed with Chocolate Chip again, this was placed onto a Cherry Cobbler scalloped circle punch and 2 antique brads were added.
This card is the first one I finished but I found it very dark, I really liked it but the painting was more on the yellow side so I needed to try again.
My next attempt is done basically the same but the colors I used this time are More Mustard for the distressing and the En Francais background. Chocolate Chip for the Hydrangea and Real Red for the color along with Old Olive for the leaves and flower centers.I used the Real Red satin ribbon and some new Vintage brads for decorations. The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the punches used are word window, modern label and small oval with a couple more antique brads to finish.
Which is your favorite?
My husband and I are leaning towards the second one as we don't usually go for the dark or vintage looks at all but I have to say I am pleased with them both.
I think the only thing I may do different is to maybe emboss the stamped hydrangea because I find that the ink had a very slight muddy look from the blending.
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