I have another two cards today that were inspired by the Background Check class from Online Card Classes.
This first card was created by using embossing paste colored with distress inks. I used a chevron stencil to apply the paste and then let it dry. I die cut the sentiment with the Thanks Word 2 die from Paper Smooches and added a layer of glossy accents to the top to give it some nice shine. Under the sentiment is some gold thread. I also used some spare gold hearts from a previous project and some gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off.
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Dies: Thanks Word 2 (Paper Smooches), Mini Hearts Set (Simon Says Stamp)
Stencil: Chevron Pattern (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry (Distress Ink)
Other: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Gold Thread, Glossy Accents
This next card uses a DIY diffuser with an embossing folder. I die cut a circle from several pieces of cardstock and then adhered the negative space together to leave a smooth circle on the embossed piece of watercolor paper. I used Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink to watercolor the circle after I embossed the piece. I used the Wondrous Wreath set from Stampin' Up for the wreath and the Just Hatched Set from mama Elephant for the owl and the sentiment.
Stamps: Just Hatched (Mama Elephant), Wondrous Wreath (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Strathmore Watercolor
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Back, Memento Rich Cocoa, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Wisteria Wonder, Assorted Copics, Versamark
Dies: Wondrous Wreath, Just Hatched
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain (Tim Holtz)
Other: White embossing powder
I've decided to enter these into two separate contests. The first is being entered into the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. This week is Anything Goes. The second card is being entered into CASology's challenge with the key word of "Precious". I think the sweet little owl image combined with the Love You sentiment makes it the perfect card to give to my sweet husband (who just happens to be very precious to me!)