Friday, October 22, 2010

Thank you Cards

The gratitude and dragonfly stamps are from Quietfire Design.  The weed stamp is a Studio 490.  On Two Peas in a Bucket there was a video about block backgrounds, you can find it here, and I just had to try it.  It's very cool... you use distress inks and acrylic blocks... I have much more playing to do!!! 

In the top card the square of color that the quote is stamped in uses this technique.  Distress colors are scattered straw, wild honey, and fired brick.  I stamped it on plain white cardstock... then stamped the quote inside the square and stamped the weeds.  Added fired brick and just a bit of rusty hinge around the edges of the card and then decided the white was just too white and toned it down with some antique linen.  I added black pen stitching around the edge of the whole piece and black dots around the edge of the block area.  Then I also added one white dot to the center of each weed cluster.   It's finished off with some string, a friend charm (I used a glaze pen to color the inside of the flower) and an Ideology bird charm that I added a bit of paint dabber too and wiped off the extra. 

For the bottom card (and this was actually the first one I did), the block was done with crushed olive and stormy sky but when I stamped the quote, I got it crooked so I tore it out and added some black soot to the edges.  For the background I stamped the dragonfly using white paint dabber just on plain white cardstock, dried it with a heat tool, and using my blending tool and sponge went over it with crushed olive and stormy sky and then took a damp towel and wiped the extra off the dragonflies.  Distressed the edges with the Tonic edge distresser and then inked it with stormy sky.  Black dots by the corners made with a Glaze pen.  A piece of white lace and a dragonfly charm to finish it off. 


Netty said...

They are both beautiful Wanda and so very different. Some lovely techniques. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Lori said...

These are really stunning, Wanda, just love them to pieces!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards and your blog as always! M Rose

2amscrapper said...

great cards!