After seeing MFT's Sketch Challenge, the first thing that came to my mind is to stamp a background stamp onto an ombre patterned paper. I love an ombre patterned paper from Crate Paper Love Notes but the 6x6 pad came only with one sheet of this paper. So, I decided to recreate the paper by blending inks.
Using Strathmore Bristol paper, I blended 5 colors of Tim Holtz Distress inks. Once I was happy with how the colors are blended, I allowed it to dry before heat embossing. I could have dried it with a heat gun but I wasn't in a hurry doing this project.
After running an anti-static tool onto the ombre panel, I stamped the MFT Roses All Over Background onto the panel using Versamark ink. I stamped this by having the rubber stamp flat on the table. I placed the ombre panel on top of it. I then place a typing paper over the panel then carefully ran my fingers onto this stamping sandwich to transfer the impression to the paper without moving the ombre panel. I carefully lifted the ombre panel off the background stamped. I poured WOW! Embossing Powder Metallic Gold Rich Pale, then heat set it.
For the card base, I cut a 11" x 4 1/4" Kraft colored card stock and scored it at 5 1/2" to create a top folding card. I stamped the Roses All Over Background onto the front using MFT Kraft dye ink. I also stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Kraft card stock using Versamark ink. I masked the rest of the sentiment since I only want a one line sentiment. I poured American Crafts Zing! embossing powder then heat set it.
To create the horizontal panels, I wanted the widths of the panels varied from a thick one to a thin one. I trimmed the ombre panel into 5 using this concept and trimming in between the horizontal panels. I adhered the panels on the card base taking off the 4th from the top panel and replaced this with the sentiment strip. I adhered the sentiment strip and the 2nd from the top strip with foam tape to add more variation to the design. To finish up the card, I randomly adhered different shaped sequins from Little Things from Lucy's Cards. I love this!
I plan to create other versions of this card using this design. But the deadline of the MFT Sketch Challenge is in a few hours so I'll submit this card. I'll post the other cards in my blog once it is done.
Thanks for viewing my blog. Have a brilliant day!
Maria Giselle B.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen), MFT Hybrid Dye Ink (Kraft), Versamark
Stamp: MFT Roses All Over Background, MFT You've Got Mail
Embellishment: Little Things from Lucy's Cards Grapefruit
Powder: WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular, American Crafts Zing! Grapefruit
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