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I played around quite a bit with this challenge and came up with two pieces of art and several different backgrounds.
This was my second card but I love it because I tried something new and loved how it turned out.
I used a ruler with a baby wipe folded up and attached to the ruler edge to use as a stamp.
After I had attached the baby wipe I ran the edge with the wipe over my distress ink pad to ink it up. I then used that edge to stamp the paper. When stamping the paper you need to hold the inky part down and either stamp it directly or run it back and forth to get a stronger imprint. You can also wiggle it around to give it a softer edge on the line.
I had fun with my lines and decided to create a plaid version of the lines. I also increased the amount of ink on the ruler by inking up multiple times and angling the ruler to get ink on both sides of the edge.
On my card I used the faintest lines and went back over with a stencil where I masked off one row of circles.
For my second project I went with the row of circles again.
I inked up the circles with the yellow ink and dabbed on a touch of the brown and then stamped them across the card. I repeated until I had covered the bottom half of the card. I then thought it would be fun to link them together so I used a colored pencil to trace a line across the rows.
I wanted a color combination of yellow, brown and a pop of red. I looked around and saw the lovely poppies from Wendy Vecchi.
I stamped a bouquet of them and then dragged the inkpad right over the top of them to get the richest color on the flowers. I blended it with a sponge after I had inked them up.
I then died some thread with the yellow ink and created baby pom poms to put in the center of the flowers. I also stamped the leaves and covered them in brown ink and separated them to create a few for the background with the lovely metallic ribbon.
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