Hi there! I've had a little bit of a stamping dry spell, which is completely opposite of the weather we've been having. Perfect stamping weather, but I've been doing everything else instead. Ah, well, it has to be done sometime. When I did sit down to stamp I ended up with something completely different than my original idea. Well... here's the card:
Power Poppy's Ranunculus digital stamp printed on Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White card stock, colored with Prismacolor pencils.
It was meant to be a white card with the coloring very light and delicate as a muted background for the sentiment. I printed the flowers so faintly that I could barely see where I was going, so I probably made up some of it, but in the end it's fine. Certainly no line showing. At some point I decided to turn it into faux wood.
Scored every half inch then colored with pencils to make it resemble weathered wood. You think? One step further... coated the colored panel with Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Just a thin coat and it added a nice bit of crackle to it.
After all that I didn't want to cover it up, so I did minimal framing of the sentiment -- Spellbinders Elegant Ovals and Classic Ovals. Decorative, but minimal. The sentiment is from Power Poppy's In Praise of Sunflowers clear stamp set. Tiny punched flowers with die cut leaves and pearl centers for window dressing. You can probably see that the frame is a shimmery silver. I used brads, too!
One last picture because I just love that crackly finish:
It's frilly and feminine and it's going to be mailed for a May birthday.
I'll be back on Wednesday for Double D. I'm currently stamping ahead for next month's DT posts, but I'll probably manage a few additional things in the meantime. See you Wednesday, I hope! Have a happy day!