The Card Concept #9

Monochromatic purple

It has been a while since my last post – I have been away to see some of my very good friends get married at what I have to say was one of the most beautiful weddings I have been too. The bride and her family are incredibly arty and had put so much work into all those little extra touches that really make a big difference. I loved the whole event and may be borrowing some of their ideas in the future… I am sure she won’t mind!

My card today is a clean and simple card to enter The Card Concept Challenge which this week is themed “monochromatic purple”. I recently acquired this beautiful Indigo Blu stamp and knew I wanted to use it for this challenge – it is one of those ‘wow’ images.

I first masked off a section of the kraft card then blended white Colourbox ink over the area. I then used Distress Inks in Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord and blended over the top. I hadn’t let the white ink dry enough before I did this but I think this helped on the whole as the inks blended into the white and seemed to sink into the kraft. I then stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I finished the image by hand-drawing the black border – I think from a design point of view the image needed to be framed.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think Cx

8 thoughts on “The Card Concept #9

  1. Hi, thanks for coming to visit me. I absolutely love this stamp and what a fabulous technique you’ve used. Definitely one to add to my ‘must try’ list! Xx

  2. Love the ombre effect – it’s like the colour is being scattered in the wind as well as her hair! So glad you joined us at The Card Concept!

  3. I would never have thought of blending over Kraft (I thought your central panel was stuck on until I read your blog!) – it looks amazing and I will definitely be giving it a go. Love that Indigo Blu image too – just beautiful 🙂

  4. Wow! What a fabulous card! That stamp is really pretty and I Love your blending! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! 🙂

  5. Wow I thought that you had cut out that middle panel it is so perfectly straight! and wow again as you say that image is a stunner, as too is your blending of inks …love it! x

  6. This is just stunning, I am really loving your cards. The stamp is beautiful and your background inking awesome. I just saw you got GDT at Uniko and came to tell you what a fab card it was and congrats, signed up to get your posts by email so should see it then x

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