Monday, 6 February 2017

The Same...But Different...

I have a couple of almost matching cards to share today using the Stampendous 'Pen Pattern Butterflies' stamp set and Distress Inks. I stamped the butterflies on to watercolour paper using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them using clear embossing powder.


On the first card, I was inspired by the colour challenge at Less is More this week...and picked Yellow, Orange & Red from the colour chart. I blended 'Wild Honey', Spiced Marmalade' & 'Fired Brick' Distress Inks over the top in an ombre effect, then splattered it with a little water...removing it with a paper towel to add a little texture. I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The sentiment is from a set by Hero Arts.


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On the second card, I used the colour combination from the CAS on Sunday Challenge...which included some gorgeous shades of blue. This time I targeted specific areas with my Distress Inks...using 'Faded Jeans', 'Stormy Sky', 'Mermaid Lagoon' & 'Chipped Sapphire'. Once again I distressed the edges, added a little faux stitching and a Hero Arts sentiment.


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21 comments:

Susan said...

Your color combinations are beautiful. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Joan said...

Beautiful cards, love the stamp and the lovely colour combinations

brenda said...

Two really beautiful creations Helen and perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations Challenge.

B x

Esther said...

Fabulously stylish, and such eye catching pops of colour! I love the effect of the emboss resist technique and it's worked a treat here <3 Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Kathyk said...

Two lovely ombre makes for this weeks LIM challenge

Kathyk

Nonni said...

Both of these cards are so beautiful and I love this technique. Love the serene look of the blue card for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at HLS!

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards! Beautiful inking and stamping.

maria f. said...

Just beautiful, Helen!

pinky said...

The colours in both are stunning, love your cards Helen. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Pinky

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I am definitely swooning at your inky blend of colour combo here Helen. Crisp clean embossing and what fantastic colours you've chosen to showcase the butterflies. Totally beautiful and Thanks so much for playing along in our 6th birthday challenge at Less is More this week. Sarah

Sazzle Dazzle said...

ooops! PS. So glad you've linked this blue stunner over at HLS CAS challenge too Helen. A simply wonderful addition to the gallery there too. Thanks so much. Sarah

Sarah Gray said...

These are beautiful, Helen! I love the colour combos and perfect inking. The butterflies look gorgeous too. Thank you for joining us for our 6th birthday at Less Is More :)

Isobel said...

Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge …………..

Edith said...

Oh wow, your cards are so beautiful! Love it!
X Edith

Sharon said...

These both look incredible Helen! That combination of emboss resist with a super smooth blended ombré effect are a sure-fire winner. The water splotches do add some lovely texture and the faux stitching is a nice detail too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Rein said...

two beautiful cards!

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards with wonderful inking. Although I'm a huge fan of blues, I'm particularly loving the vibrant colours of your LIM card.

Samantha said...

STUNNING! love this so much so pretty! hugs me xx

Sally H said...

two stunning cards for our animal Challenge! what a great design and fantastic blending! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!

Michelle said...

I love how you made these cards. The colors are nice and vibrant.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

Leanne said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful project, and remember if you haven't followed us please do so for a chance to win.
Leanne DT/LPCF
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