Saturday, September 5, 2015

The reason I smile..

I made a few cards today since things are a little quiet in the house. My hubby and the two youngest are out camping with the boy scouts for the weekend. Today's card was made with the Colour Me...challenge in mind. 

Sticking to the monochromatic colors, here is my card...

I used a Hero Arts background stamp and swiped my ink pad across the stamp to cover it with ink. I used an ombre' ink pad and kept the lighter color toward the center when inking. I stamped the image and sentiment on cardstock before cutting it down to size, then using the ink I colored in the leaves. I cut a panel of vellum and adhered it to my cardstock panel. before attaching both panels to the card base I added 3 brads under the sentiment.

I'm also adding this to Virginia's View  Challenge
Since it's fitting with it's background pattern!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Hero Arts- Background, Lil' Hoot (CL755), Ombre ink (lime to forever green)
Misc- cardstock, brads, vellum

ETA 9/8/15:
I was the captivator
and a connoisseur


  1. Love your card! That background stamp is so cool! I love how you created the the different shades in the background. It's a beautiful card! Glad you had time to yourself to play! And thanks for including the Colour Me challenge in your play time!

  2. Great effect with the background stamp and the vellum panel is a perfect way to frame that awesome image! Thanks so much for playing along with Colour Me...!

  3. Too cute! That background stamp is scrumptious! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Colour Me...!

  4. That's one fantastic card! So well made, I couldn't even tell that its monochrome!! Love the backgrounds, love the uncolored owls!! Couldn't get better!!

  5. cool! love the bg stamping...what is that stamp called?