For my first card, I played along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Summer Fun. I love the Happy Swimmers stamp and die set. In fact, I created another card earlier this summer using this same set. These two little swimmers are just adorable!
I used Distress Ink and a stencil to create the background. I simply applied more ink at the bottom and blended it to create the dark to light gradient. The coloring was all done using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I then popped everything up using some Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares for added dimension.
This next card using the Mint Owl Studio Outrageous Owls stamp set. I created this one to play along with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make For The Border.
I lined up the owls using my MISTI Precision Stamper for placement and created a cute little border with them. I heat embossed them with white embossing powder and then colored them like a Rainbow for the Mint Owl August Instagram Challenge - Rainbow. As I was coloring them, I made sure to apply the ink so it would blend from one color to the next. I used a small paint brush and water to do the blending.
Thanks so much for stopping by! What card challenge sites do you enjoy? I'd love to learn about them.
If you have any questions about how I created these cards or what colors of ink or markers I used, don't hesitate to ask.
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