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

51 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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
My Card Attic

Linby said...

So pretty and I do love the clear embossing on black, must do that again some time, so effective.

Inkyfingers said...

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

Inkyfingers said...

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

Lynne K said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Lisa Andersson said...

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

cuilliesocks said...

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

cotnob said...

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

AlisonC said...

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

rachel said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Carole said...

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

KandA said...

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

Carol L said...

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!

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous card--love the shades of pink!

Valerija said...

Beautiful and elegant card Barb.
Valerija xx

Janice said...

A gorgeous card Barb, stunning colours.
Janice x

Maxine D said...

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

brenda said...

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

B x

meg said...

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

Karen Knott said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Veerle said...

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

Sylviahobbycards said...

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

Hugs, Sylvia x

Krisha said...

Stunning Barb, love pink and black together.

JennyH said...

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

Wendy L said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Carol said...

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

Tina Z. said...

wow, stunning card, great colour combination.

Pat said...

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

Donna said...

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

Dr Sonia S V said...

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

Mimi said...

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!

hazel said...

A beautiful card Barb.
xxx Hazel.

lilian said...

Great card Barb and love the flower,

lilian

Gerrina said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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

Angela Radford said...

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

PJ said...

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.

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

Cobnut Crafter said...

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

Sue - said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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}

Donna said...

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

Cass said...

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

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

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

Donna said...

Believe me when I tell you that I feel your pain when it comes to photo's that just don't want to do what they are supposed to do...
Nevertheless, I can see that that's a beautiful card. Love the colours. xxx