Tuesday, July 15, 2014

happy day

I made this happy little card using a couple challenges.

First is this lovely inspiration photo from Unity:

And then the current challenge from Simon Says Stamp to use something clear.

 First I used a heart stencil and applied some clear embossing paste. After that was dry I painted on some distress inks using a flat wide brush. The paste will resist the ink. It's really hard to photograph that clear paste!
Make sure you wipe off the ink as soon as you are done painting as even the distress inks can stain the paste. There is a faint orange tint on the top hearts, hardly noticeable though.

Some twine, enamel dots, and a fun stamp from Unity finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a happy day yourself!

17 comments:

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love how you made the background! Very pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Mandi said...

Stunning! I love those little floating hearts :)

Ruby said...

Lovely card.

Linda said...

your card so bright and cheerful.

Gaylynn said...

The hearts look pretty against your colorful background. Gorgeous!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

Great job with the challenge & super job with the technique!

Barbara Thompson said...

This is very pretty! Love your take on the sketch!

Sheryl said...

The distress ink background is so pretty!

Riette said...

Oh this is beautiful. Gorgeous background
xxx
Riette

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I do love the look you get from this technique!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the technique you used.

Lucy said...

Very pretty! Love the clear hearts!

JPScraps said...

Awesome card! Love the resist with the embossing paste.

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice technique. Cool card.

Berina RGA said...

beautiful.. love the little hearts..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Miwa said...

Gorgeous! Love how the hearts turned out, stunning against the inks!

Rachel said...

gorgeous card. really love the blended colors