7/26/2011

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #10

Happy Tuesday! I am really not sorry that Nichole's auto post for the Stamp-a-faire challenge #10 didn't go live in time :) This way I have one last chance to win the Ionic stamp set! So, last night I made this card:


I stamped a background with the Background Basics: Textstyle set, blended and inked the edges. Then I stamped those poppies using distress ink.



I wanted them to look watercolored and to have a little shine, so I cleaned the stamp and spritzed it with some pearl-colored Maya Road mist and stamped over the poppies again. Because the distress inks react to water, they blended nicely and now have a subtle shine:



I made another card last night to enter the Make it Mondays challenge, but I will post it tomorrow. I could go on stamping and stamping! Sigh.

Thanks for visiting! And have a beautiful day!

Hugs and Love,
Vanessa

Supplies:
Everything Papertrey Ink, except for:
Ink: Ranger Industries, Tsukineko
Mist: Maya Road
Other: Twine

19 comments:

Lindsay said...

Love this Vanessa! Those flowers just pop of the page!

Natka said...

Wunderschön!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card Vanessa, such a lovely stamp.

Hugs
Vicki x

Ann said...

Oh lovely - that shimmer is such a great effect I must try it myself. I just love this poppy stamp and they look beautiful in that dark red colour. Is it Aged Mahogany?

Helen said...

This incredibly beautiful - simplicity itself - the watercoloured poppies look amazing and the twine & buttons are wonderful - truly elegant card.

tinadotcom.com said...

Vanessa, die Karte ist ein TRAUM!!! Ich bin absolut hingerissen... :D :D :D

Ganz liebe Grüße, Tina

Nancy said...

Such a simple elegant card, Vanessa! The flowers turned out perfect!

Barb said...

Great idea, Vanessa! Love this!

Lin said...

Lovely, Vanessa! Beautiful effect!

Kara said...

so pretty!!

Aimes said...

simply stunning, vanessa! Those flowers really do pop and I adore your button treatment! You're rocking that set, my friend! :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Debby said...

Wow this card is amazing and straight in to my favourites folder it goes! Love the subtle background and the pop of poppies!

Sanne said...

Lovely card Vanessa!

Anette Eakins said...

So pretty! Love the way you did the buttons and twine.
Anette

Kathy Martin said...

Simply beautiful! :)

Peggysuez said...

So pretty in red!

Wendy Gilbertson said...

This is absolutely stunning! So simple yet sophisticated, I am in awe!

Anke said...

Unglaublich schön ... ein TRAUMWERK *schwärm*

Begeisterte Grüße
von Anke

Alice Wertz said...

sigh... love your elegant design on this. i also adore the pop of red. stunning effect. this is such a beauty, girl!