I was not able to participate in Stamp a faire yesterday because I was away but I did do a card for the Paper Trey Ink August 2013 Blog Hop.
I wanted this card to be a simple as possible so I decided to make the stripes in the card by using a mask. I masked off one stripe at a time with removable tape and using an ink pad and an ink dauber, I inked each stripe.
For the scallop, I die cut a border using PTI's "Border Banner Die" and used the negative of the die cut to ink the scallop in "New Leaf" ink. When I was done with the background, I thought the lines were a bit too stiff so I took a water color brush and went over the lines with water.
I then die cut and stamped a sunflower using the "Simple Sunflower" set. I added a bit of linen ink with water on the sunflower to darken it up a bit, as well as added "Simply Chartreuse" ink to the "New Leaf" stamped leaves. I still thought the card was a bit bland so I used a bit of "Simply Chartreuse" re-inker and water to splash over the whole card. The finishing touch was to stamp the sentiment and add some enamel dots.
I did want to point out that I did not have any PTI "Harvest Gold" ink so I substituted Adirondak Butterscotch ink-the closest I had to a gold.
It is an extremely simple card but I am happy with the way it came out.
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