Saturday, August 20, 2011

Luscious Ledger

A while ago I won a Hero Arts stamp called Luscious Ledger ... Now I just wasn't sure how to use this stamp.  It sat looking forlorn for a little while.  So recently I took pity on it and pulled it out to ink up.

I started by using some Walnut Stain distress ink on the stamp and some Spiced Marmalade ~ my first image missed a bit in the middle so I had to do some rescue work.  Here's what happened.
65th Birthday

I cut out part of the stamp to use as a focal point.  I had the background piece of card in my pile of pre-made backgrounds.  It was made using a technique that Joy showed here quite some time ago.  I sponged some Antique Linen distress ink over it to tie into the colours I was using and added some distressing with my fingernail.  This card is for a request from a friend for a 65th card.  So added the 65 cut with a Cuttlebug alpha die set.

For my second card, I got the panel stamped fully.
Luscious Ledger

I added some Liquid Pearls for the centre and added some organza ribbon.   Used the orange ink to distress round the edge.  A simple but effective card.  

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cardcreationsnz said...

I love the colours you have used. Beautiful cards as always Dawn.

paula said...

Wow Dawn these two cards are absolupely (my dd says that) fantastic! I love what you have done with these two cards. So very beautiful xoxoxoxo

Tiffany said...

Oh, gorgeous Dawn, love the Vintagey look on this card, I've only used this BG stamp once, you're inspiring me to get it inky again!

Lisa said...

Both of these cards are stunning! I love this ledger stamp and keep looking at it and you are making me want it more!
Love, love these kinds of colors- super job :)

Monika Reeck said...

love the one with 65 looks so vintage Dawn..both are beautiful cards....hugs

Suzanne C said...

Love this! Beautiful distressing and lovely warm colors.