Saturday, 18 February 2017

Out for an inking!

Good Afternoon and I hope you're having a good day.

I decided to get some of my old stamps out for an inking.  This card was made using a Hero Arts stamp and Sizzix die from a set I've had for quite a few years.

I stamped the background card with a versamark pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used three marker pens to ink up the same stamp then diecut the image and layered up with foam pads.

I gave up on trying to photograph this after a while as either the heat embossing on the background didn't show or the flower image looked blown out.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge blog - Week 403 (anything  goes)
 Sweet Stampin'  - Flowers
Shopping Our Stash #290 - No Hearts

50 comments:

  1. Oh, that is so striking Barb! I LOVE the way the colour of that pretty flower just pops against that black card-stock! Sometimes it nice to revive some of the good, old 'faithfuls' and give them a bit of love! It's certainly paid off here and with the contemporary background you created you have brought it bang up to date! Have a wonderful weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  2. So pretty and I do love the clear embossing on black, must do that again some time, so effective.

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  3. I always think that black cards look so elegant Barb and I love how you have added pink into the mix with your lovely flower. The white mat around the flower frames it so beautifully and you sure do know how to tie a good bow!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  4. I always think that black cards look so elegant Barb and I love how you have added pink into the mix with your lovely flower. The white mat around the flower frames it so beautifully and you sure do know how to tie a good bow!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  5. This card says grace and elegance all over it, Barb. Simply beautiful. And thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, much appreciated.

    Lynne x

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  6. Your flower looks stunning on the black card it nice sometines to use some of our old stamps

    Anne

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  7. Very elegant card and with all the black, it makes the flower pop. Stunning, Barb!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  8. Stunning card Barb, the black embosed background is fabulous and makes that glorious flower just pop, love it, Kate x

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  9. A beautiful card Barb, very elegant.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  10. I keep meaning to try this tone on tone background, it looks so elegant. It looks great in black and pink.

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  11. absolutely beautiful! I love the black on black - fabby! Got your card today Barb - its wonderful and you are very welcome to your win! Glad you have enjoyed it!!! Hugs rachel x

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  12. Really beautiful card Barb, the embossed background looks great on the black and so does the lovely image.
    Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath

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  13. This is striking Barb...love that pink and black and yes I see the embossing in the background. Beautiful!

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  14. What a stunning card with a fabulous colour combo and the embossed background is super xx

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  15. I'd forgotten how lovely a background can be with versamark images, and clear-embossing them takes them to a whole new level! This is just gorgeous with the big pink flower!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous card--love the shades of pink!

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  17. Beautiful and elegant card Barb.
    Valerija xx

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  18. A gorgeous card Barb, stunning colours.
    Janice x

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  19. What a stunning card - love the background, and the flower is really lovely being layered up.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  20. A really pretty floral creation Barb and such striking colours, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  21. Striking elegant card Barb, the pink pops beautifully from the black

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  22. Such a gorgeous card Barb, love the clear embossed background and the pink flower against the black is so pretty.
    Hugs, Kaz x

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  23. Hi Barb,
    what a very gorgeous card, and I love your stamped background, and the wonderful stamped image.
    Great designing also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  24. I do see the embossing in the background Barb and it looks very pretty. Beautiful card. Hugs Veerle x

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  25. Very beautiful card, Barb.Love the flower and the elegant bow.

    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  26. Stunning Barb, love pink and black together.

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  27. This is lovely Barb, I love black and pink together : )

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  28. Such a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

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  29. I love the elegant black and white design, the watermark stamping looks fabulous in the background.
    Lorraine

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  30. The white details on the black background show up so great. Love the soft wash of pink on this pretty flower too. It's elegant and what a lovely design for an anniversary card. TFS &Hugs

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  31. This is beautiful Barb, love the bold pink with the black and white. Carol x

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  32. wow, stunning card, great colour combination.

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  33. The black and white with the added pink flower and the ribbon is so elegant and pretty Barb, and I adore the clear embossed stamping on the black background too. A gorgeous card! x

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  34. Gorgeous card Barb!
    Love the black and white with pops of pink!
    Thanks so much for getting "Heartless" with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew!

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  35. It looks stunning Barb...I have the same set too and you have inspired me to bring it out and play with it
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  36. This is expertly made-- certainly romantic and NO HEARTS to be seen! Love your background technique... adds a touch of elegance to a sweet card. Thank you for sharing at SOS this week!

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  37. A beautiful card Barb.
    xxx Hazel.

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  38. Great card Barb and love the flower,

    lilian

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  39. That flower is beautifully coloured and it popps so stunning of the background! Great card Barb!

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  40. So beautiful in black and pink! Love your blending on the flower and the scallop around the oval!

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  41. It's subtle, but I can see the nifty tone on tone heat embossing in the background. Love the black and pink.

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  42. Hi Barb, I so love black in a card and with the pink added..... perfection, love it. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

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  43. Your card is beautiful Barb, I love it. Also, I completely can relate to the picture taking of my cards. It's a bit frustrating trying to get all the elements to show up so nicely. However that being said I think you did a fabulous job capturing the beauty of your card.

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  44. Hello, Barb! I love using my old stamps too! This is very pretty! I like the flower and gorgeous background!

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  45. Oh Barb,I share your frustration with trying to get photographs to show all the techniques you have used in your project. Thanks to your description we can appreciate all you have included in this card. It's lovely. Anne x

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  46. Beautiful card Barb. I can see the embossing quite clearly.

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  47. Beautiful card Barb, lovely embossed background and that stamp is gorgeous..love any kind of flower stamps. Have some hidden in my stash too, must have another look... hugs.x{aNNie}

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  48. Beautiful card Bard, like the back background and the subtle embossing on it!

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  49. Super card. Very striking. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

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  50. Hi Barb...Stunning card....just love the pretty image....Joolsx

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