Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dream

I decided to play around a little with my Walnut Inks. I stamped the image from Love & Laughter in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then lightly sprayed the Walnut inks. Lightly is the keyword here, you don't want to see how my first one turned out. It was a disaster. I sprayed cornflower on the top, then willow on the bottom and a fine layer of eucalyptus on the very bottom. I then wiped off the tree image. My kids were watching me do this and thought it was so cool when the ink just wiped right off the embossed image. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying time, but still needed to let it set for a little while before I felt really confident handling it. After it was dry, I stamped the word Dream from the Small Sentiments Limited Edition stamp set. I wrapped the ribbon around, tied it in a bow and matted it onto brown cardstock. I adhered it to my card base of Kraft cardstock and added by button threaded with hemp twine from the Sophia Buttons & Blossoms collection.

I really enjoyed experimenting with the Walnut Inks and can't wait to explore all the possibilities.

Have a blessed day!

Supplies
Stamps-Love & Laughter, Small Sentiments LE (The Angel Company)
Ink-Palette Burnt Umber, Versamark
Paper-Kraft (TAC), Bazzill, watercolor
Accessories-walnut inks, clear embossing powder, ribbon, button (MM Sophia)

16 comments:

Dru said...

Wow Karen - this is amazing and so pretty. I love the image and the technique you used - it turned out so great! The colors, the ribbon, the button - all perfect together. And that Dream stamp is gorgeous.

Jennifer Scull said...

this really did turn out nice! if the walnut inks you use are like the ones I've used in the past as well as the glimmer mist, I completely understand what you mean! ;) but you did a great job with this! and I second what Dru said, that is one gorgeous sentiment stamp!

MollyD said...

You did a great job with this technique!! I love the tree!!

specialcraftmom4 said...

How pretty! I love the brown ribbon (:

Martha said...

so amazing!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card.. I don't know anything about Walnut inks, so I'll have to investigate!

Chris said...

Just beautiful! You have disasters too?! No way! The sentiment is perfect with this.

Lesly said...

Oh my.. I love this card. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to try one similar tonight.

Anne Power said...

Gorgeous card absolutely stunning.

Gina said...

This is so pretty, love the colors. I really need to try that technique!

Sara said...

Very pretty!!

Carmen said...

Karen this turned out good!

Becky said...

This came out beautiful, and I love your ribbon and button, nice touch.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful card! I've never used Walnut Inks, I'll have to give that a try.

Burnin' Rubber said...

Oh my, gorgeous! I see some CASING in my future, hope you don't mind?!

Scrubbysue said...

Ooooooooh........I love everything about this. lovely!