Playful Whirlygigs

Whirlygigs | by karen @ carefree creations

This card is for the CAS(e) This Sketch #149 challenge.


I used the same technique on this card as the one I posted earlier. I stamped the images and clear embossed them. Next was sponging with distress inks. Last, use an iron to remove the embossing.

This card came together in an interesting way. I created the focal panel using bright inks…but somewhere along the way a few dark dots appeared (I assume I just wasn’t careful while making the previously posted card). So I decided to add a few more splatter bits in a blue/green/grey color. I also knew that I wanted to extend the line of the sentiment, so I had to pick a color for which I had a marker. Although the splatter I added is a bit brighter than the mistake dots, I think you can’t tell unless you can get close and really look at it. And looking at the image online you can barely see the splatter anyway!

For the sentiment, I selectively inked the word and right swoop, but not the left swoop. Then I used a marker to continue the left swoop all the way to the edge of the panel.

I chose the linear pattern for the background because I’ve read that curves love lines (I think it is Susan Rahaila that says it).

The final size for this card is 5 1/2 x 3 3/4.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamps: Whirlygigs, Scripty Sayings (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade distress inks (Ranger); Bermuda Bay (SU);
Paper: White (PTI); Bermuda Bay pattern (SU);
Other: Stitched Rectangles die (Lil Inkers);
Technique: emboss resist;

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