So today, I have to say, I am IN LOVE with this card. When I first started it, I just wasn't lovin' the direction the stamping was going but with a little patience and ink, I truly ending up loving all the cool stamping effects.
So Distressed" and "Vintage Wallpaper". To get the glow around the edges, I used a sponge applicator and some Ranger "Wild Honey" Distress ink - love that glow.
My focal image is of one of the beautifully detailed floral images from the new Flourishes' "Flowers for Jan" stamp set. I stamped it on Classic White Cardstock, the BEST Copic colouring paper by far, and then fussy cut it out and popped it up on a Copic Airbrush coloured die cut. For my sentiment, I die cut a simple banner piece, air brushed it and the stamped the sentiment from the retired "Tag Lines" stamp set.
As you can see in the close up, the front panel is indeed one sheet of paper plus some zig zag machine stitching...
And I couldn't just leave the inside Classic Black Cardstock blank, so I stamped some more "Vintage Wallpaper" onto white cardstock (yes... it started out as white cardstock!) and some more peony flowers with Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink.
To get the void in the center, I first inked the entire "Vintage Wallpaper" back ground stamp up and then took a piece of paper towel and blotted off the center of the stamp to remove the ink. Not only did it remove the ink to create the void but it also lighted the edges of the central ink to create a more subtle fade back into the back ground stamping.
BG23, BG32, BG45, BG53, E08, G43, G82, Y15, YR12, YR15 and YR16.
For my card design, I used my own card sketch design created for this week's Splitcoast Card Sketch, SC471:
I was also inspired to create this card using the Splitcoast Colour Challenge for this week, CC461, where we were asked to use the following colours; "Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana & Crisp Cantaloupe", hence the name of my blog post today...
~ Ally ~
Sponsored by: Flourishes LLC
stamps: Flourishes (Flowers for Jan, So Distressed, Vintage Wallpaper, retired Tag Lines)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic Black & White
die cut shapes: Spellbinders (Labels 22, Ribbon Banners)
ink: Memento, Copic Markers
pen: Sharpie Fine Point
tools: Copic Airbrush